Kings 2019 Dev Camp Preview: Five Questions with Akil Thomas

For the three players we chose to profile in this year’s Dev Camp Preview series, we tired to be as diverse as possible. Things began with goaltender Jacob Ingham, a late round draft pick by the Kings. Then, we chatted with defenseman Sean Durzi, who was coming off of winning the OHL Championship a few […]

Kings 2019 Dev Camp Preview: Five Questions with Jacob Ingham

This is the first article of a three-part series where we’ll preview the LA Kings 2019 Development Camp. Each of the three interviews look at the experience of being a prospect in the organization for slightly different perspective.
We have highly-ranked forward, Akil Thomas, a second round selection in 2018 and a candidate for Team Canada’s […]

LA Kings Predictions for 2019 NHL Draft Weekend

When it comes to predicting NHL Draft order, you often hear about teams taking the Best Player Available (BPA), largely because outside the top few picks, most kids being selected aren’t going to make an immediate impact in the NHL. Thus, it comes down to organizational preference, hoping their player pays off three to five […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Victor Söderström, Swedish Defenseman

With this profile, we are bringing a conclusion to our series of 2019 NHL Draft Previews. As noted from the very beginning, they did not publish in any sort of ranked order, they were merely served up over a several week period to familiarize readers with some of the key names — and a few […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Philip Broberg, Swedish Defenseman

After spending much of the past month publishing various Draft preview articles, we’re down to the final two.
We began by looking at some of the names under consideration for the LA Kings selection at No. 5 – Bowen Byrum, Trevor Zegras, and Dylan Cozens; just to name a few. More recently, we’ve been profiling some […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Cam York, USA Defenseman

That light at the end of the tunnel is getting ever so bright, as we draw closer and closer to the big event. In advance of next week’s NHL Draft, the Kings scouting staff is said to have completed nearly 100 different profiles, interviews, and reports on a full plethora players. For example, they spoke […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Spencer Knight, USA Goaltender

With the LA Kings organization going through a necessary transition after paying the price of two Stanley Cups, there is an obvious need to refill the cupboard in all positions — after trying to maintain the team’s playoff contender status for so many years.

Enter the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.

We’ve taken quite a bit of time […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: John Farinacci, High School Forward

Though true that NHL clubs use the league’s annual Draft to handpick their next batch of essentially high school-aged players, it isn’t very often they are called to the stage representing their actual high school – but more often junior leagues in Canada or Europe. In fact, you’d have to go back to 2005 for […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview – Moritz Seider, German Defenseman

Throughout the early part of our 2019 NHL Draft Preview series we’ve focused more heavily on players likely to be selected among the first 10 names called in Vancouver later this month. Now, with most of the bigger names already covered, we turn our attention to some key prospects hoping to find an NHL home […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Peyton Krebs, WHL Forward

Flying well below the Hughes-Kakko discussions in recent months is the fact the first round of this year’s NHL Draft is so heavily populated with WHL and U.S. National Development players. Where are all the OHL players, some people must be asking? Well, after spending significant time looking at prospects on Team USA over the […]