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 […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Starting at No. 10

Things they are a-changin’ in Los Angeles, and our 2019 Midseason Rankings are a perfect reflection of the current environment.
Much of what will unfold in the slotting of players requires a deep explanation and understanding. From a 30,000 ft. level, there are two primary factors that go into our rankings – asset value and NHL […]

Patrick Roy not really a fan of the shootout, LA def Avs 3-2

Following the Kings 3-2 win over the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, here’s what was being said in both locker rooms…
– Darryl Sutter on the Kings’ first period goal:
“The last two shifts of the first period were really good. They took an icing so we were able to get Kopi’s [Kopitar] […]

Coach Speak: Patrick Roy vs Dave Tippett on Avs win in Phx

Late in regulation, Colorado tied their game vs. the Coyotes in Phoenix.  Then, in overtime, Ryan O’Reilly scored the game-winner for the Avalanche.
With the point earned, Phoenix still hasn’t lost at home in regulation.  They now sport a 9-0-2 record.  Meanwhile, Colorado remains the only team to still be undefeated when they score first, running their […]

Marcel Dionne on Jonathan Quick and NHL goaltending

Jonathan Quick in retro gear (photo: Ikiri)

Fresh back from a five-day trip to Russia, Marcel Dionne arrived in LA last week to participate in the LA Kings Fantasy Camp. The night before he joined several other members of the Kings Alumni and this year’s campers, I met with Dionne for a one-on-one interview, where we […]