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: 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 […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Dylan Cozens, WHL Center

The hockey season ended far too early for the LA Kings, and the five-week anticipation of the NHL Draft feels like forever.
However, with the league’s 31 member teams knee-deep in their due diligence, this remains a peak preparation period for next month’s big event. Top 2019 draft eligible prospects Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko are […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Bowen Byram, WHL Defenseman

As we approach next month’s NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, our pre-event coverage continues — while staying in the WHL — as we get to know Bowen Byram, who is expected to be the top defenseman selected this year.
As mentioned in our Kirby Dach profile last week, articles published in this series are not in […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Kirby Dach, WHL Center

Although we usually begin rolling out our pre-Draft coverage in early June, there has been a clamoring for information this season — likely due to the Kings having the No. 5 pick in the first round — so we’re getting started a little earlier this time around. In what will serve as the first in […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Player No. 4

Mired in a year of transition and with many questions still remaining about what the LA Kings roster may look like over the next two years, it’s been quite some time since the team’s prospects were primed to snag a bevy of jobs at the NHL level. With that in mind, fans will likely be […]

How the Kings Could Make a Pacioretty Trade Work

Buckle up. The next 48 hours should be fun, hockey fans – for a number of different reasons. To start with, the NHL Draft kicks off tonight, where the Kings currently hold pick No. 20. What they might do with it has been covered extensively on this site over the past two weeks. On the […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending April 23, 2018

Time for a quick look at the week in hockey, with a specific focus on LA Kings prospects playing outside the AHL…
 
JARET ANDERSON-DOLAN: Forward, Spokane Chiefs (2nd round pick in 2017, WHL)
Regular season: 40 goals, 51 assists, plus-9, 27 PIM in 70 games played
Playoffs: 2 goals, 7 assists, plus-5, 4 PIM in 7 games played
Anderson-Dolan […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending April 8, 2018

Below are brief updates on all LA Kings non-AHL prospects, meaning guys playing in the NCAA or Canadian junior league (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL) playoffs:
JARET ANDERSON-DOLAN: Forward, Spokane Chiefs (2nd round pick in 2017, WHL)
Regular season: 40 goals, 51 assists, plus-9, 27 PIM in 70 games played
Playoffs: 2 goals, 7 assists, plus-5, 4 PIM in […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending April 2, 2018

Below are brief updates on all LA Kings non-AHL prospects, meaning guys playing in the NCAA or Canadian junior league (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL) playoffs:
JARET ANDERSON-DOLAN: Forward, Spokane Chiefs (2nd round pick in 2017, WHL)
Regular season: 40 goals, 51 assists, plus-9, 27 PIM in 70 games played
Playoffs: 2 goals, 5 assists, plus-2, 4 PIM in […]