June 20, 2013 6:16 pm

Off-season reporting, redesign, feedback

To LAKings Insiders:

Good evening! I recently returned from the Kings offices and wanted to share some site updates and a general summer calendar with you in addition to asking for some feedback in advance of the new LAKI site.

WHEN WILL THEN BE NOW? SOON.

For the next week I’ll continue to report on the ongoing Jonathan Bernier news as well as the team’s negotiations with impending restricted and unrestricted free agents. In the periods of time where news is slow to develop, I’ll begin working on the team’s player evaluations and pinpointing the top-10 moments of the 2012-13 season. That will take us up to the…

NHL DRAFT

Daryl Evans and KingsVision will be on site at the Prudential Center in New Jersey for the NHL Draft, which takes place on Sunday, June 30. I’ll also be there to report on Kings draft day news and interview team personnel and drafted players who are present. Reporting on the draftees will extend through Development Camp in the second week of July.

In early July, I’ll continue to report on contract negotiations with the team’s free agents and breaking news while finishing the player evaluations and writing features for LAKings.com. I’m also planning on catching up with Kings alumni between then and the end of the off-season.

HAVE YOUR SAY

The LAKI redesign is tentatively scheduled to go live on August 1. I’ve taken note of the changes you’ve requested previously and shared them with members of the Kings’ digital team. Here is your chance to speak to them directly. They will be closely reading the comments section of this post. What overall aspects of this blog would you like to see improved? What aspects of the current configuration do you like and would prefer to see maintained?

As of right now, our outside digital developers are in the process of re-configuring the commenting procedures, so please share with us any ideas or suggestions of ways you’d like to see the commenting on this site evolve. We want feedback. Though it would be impossible to incorporate every single suggestion in this thread, your opinions will be heard and will have an impact on the direction of the site’s operation. This is your platform as much as it is ours.

Though the aesthetics of LAKI will improve, this doesn’t mean the core function of the site will change. This will remain an independent, reliable source for Los Angeles Kings news and objective National Hockey League analysis, and there won’t be any major shift in content next year.

I’m excited to continue utilizing digital, audio and video means to further Kings coverage while breaking in several additional features that I’ve already started outlining.

Thank you, as always, for your participation in LA Kings Insider and for the ongoing conversation surrounding the Los Angeles Kings.

-Jon Rosen
jonnyrosen-at-gmail-dot-com

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