UPDATED: Kings Opening Night Roster Set – Notes on Key Decisions

With one preseason game remaining on the LA Kings schedule, here is where things stand with the team’s opening night roster:
Current Lineup
Iafallo-Kopitar-Brown
Kovalchuk-A.Kempe-Carter
Wagner-Lizotte-Toffoli
Clifford-Amadio-Lewis
Grundstrom-Prokhorkin-M. Kempe
Bjornfot-Doughty
Hutton-Martinez
Ryan-LaDue
MacDermid-Walker
Roy
Forbort
Quick
Campbell
This leaves 27 players on the current camp roster. They need to get to 23 by 5pm on Tuesday, October 1.
The first and easiest name to remove from the list is Forbort. […]

Training Camp Preview: Five Questions with Cal Petersen

Fresh off of signing a three-year contract extension this summer, the cat is sort of out of the bag at this point – Cal Petersen is the LA Kings goaltender of the future. This doesn’t come as any major revelation to longtime readers here, as we’ve been making similar comments since he first signed with […]

Training Camp Preview: Five Questions with Kale Clague

For defenseman Kale Clague, this week will probably stir up thoughts of being a new kid on campus. He’ll be meeting the incoming principal (Todd McLellan) for the first time and he’ll be surround by a bunch of new faces at training camp – from Sean Durzi to Tobias Bjornfot. Regardless, coming off a season […]

Defensemen: Odds of Kings Prospects Making 2019-20 Roster

If you’ve been listening to our Kings of the Podcast episodes over the past week, you already know – the defense in Ontario should be stacked this season. What about in LA, though? Do any of the Kings young blueliners have a chance to make the NHL roster on Opening Night?
As we did with the […]

UFA and RFA Signings Done: Updated LA Kings Projections for 2019-20 Season

With the NHL off-season rolling right along, LA Kings GM Rob Blake has already completed the bulk of his heavy lifting. This opened with a pair of Unrestricted Free Agent signings (more on that in a minute), followed by recent news that several of the team’s Restricted Free Agents had inked new two-year deals. What’s […]

July 2019 – LA Kings Lineup Projection, Salary Cap Situation

In most NHL cities, July 1st is equivalent to Christmas morning. Fans across North America get to wake up and hear all about the players headed to their town, ready to put on the sweater of their local team, and bringing hope for the next season.
In Los Angeles, it’s a bit of a waiting game […]

Dev Camp 2019: On the Blueline with Anderson and Phillips

For two of the Kings top defensive prospects, it’s been quite a 2019 already. Both Mikey Anderson (Team USA) and Markus Phillips represented their native countries at the prestigious World Junior Championship in January. Later, both won a season championship with their regular teams, the University of Minnesota Duluth (NCAA) and Guelph Storm (OHL), respectively. […]

Summer Fun: Five Questions with Kale Clague

Not only are the LA Kings expected to look different at forward next season, there will also be an injection of youth on the blueline. Several players have already had their NHL audition to call Drew Doughty their teammate, including – Sean Walker, Matt Roy, and Daniel Brickley. Next in line is the team’s key […]

UPDATE: Two Major Changes Coming in Ontario, Including New Arena Name

For several months now, we’ve been talking about the new arena name in Ontario – and it appears things are finally ready to be announced. Look for the name to be officially revealed at a press conference on June 11, followed by another major addition to the building next month (more on that aspect of […]

TO DO LIST: Kings Have Way Too Many Forwards

It’s no secret that Los Angeles GM Rob Blake has his work cut out over the next three months. He’ll need to hire a coach, make some trades, and carefully navigate around a series of potential landmines while the rest of Southern California is barbecuing and off at the beach enjoying the summer months.
To […]