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 […]

Forwards: Odds of Kings Prospects Making 2019-20 Roster

Do any of the Kings prospects have a legitimate chance at making LA’s Opening Night roster this season? If so, which ones?
Before entertaining such questions, one must first evaluate how many spots might actually be open for such a competition in training camp.
As reported earlier this summer, MayorsManor projects the opening night roster to be:
Dustin […]

Kings Rookie Camp: Lineup Notes for Game vs Ducks, Early Quotes

Rookie Camp will move along quickly. The Kings took to the ice for a 90 minute practice on Friday. They’re scheduled to practice again Saturday morning and then bus to Irvine for a 5pm game vs. the Ducks, as part of the NHL Rookie Faceoff tournament.
Coach Mike Stothers is expected to go with the […]

UPDATED: Kings 2019 Rookie Camp Roster; Kempe and Vilardi Notes

If you can hear the tick-tock of a clock nearby, that’s just time moving along at the slowest possible pace. Hockey will return — eventually — even though it still seems so far away.
Things will really start to get going just after Labor Day Weekend, with Rookie Camp opening a few days later, and then […]

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 […]

LA Kings 2019 Development Camp – Official Schedule and Roster

Hockey returns to Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 25.
Well, in a somewhat limited form.
After a travel day on Monday, the Kings will kick off their annual summer Development Camp with on-ice sessions beginning Tuesday. It’s roughly a week long event, allowing prospects an opportunity to train at the team’s facility in El Segundo, as […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top Two Players

After nearly a month-long journey through the LA Kings prospect pool, we’ve reached the end of the road. It’s time to officially reveal the top two players in this year’s Midseason Rankings – including the highly coveted No. 1 spot.
Before we get to the unveiling, though… If you’re unfamiliar with our rankings, for nearly a […]