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April 16, 2015 2:41 pm

Futa on Lintuniemi, Kempe; OHL prospect podcast

With Adrian Kempe joining Alex Lintuniemi in Manchester for a late-season look and opportunity to train with a team that has already claimed the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy, it was time to consult with two great sources of information on where exactly Lintuniemi, Kempe, and several other Kings OHL prospects were at in their development. I spoke with both Kings Vice President of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel Michael […]

Links
April 16, 2015 11:09 am

Thursday morning links: April 16

Before we get to today’s links, thank you for voting on yesterday’s Stanley Cup poll. The results indicate that Insiders do not want the Penguins (1.6%), Canucks (1.46%) or Red Wings (1.26%) to win the Cup, and would prefer that the Blues (10.73%), Jets (7.33%) or Rangers (7.29%) do so. At the time of this article, 26.95% of you chose the “The Kings are out, so I don’t really care. […]

Rich Lam / National Hockey League
April 15, 2015 5:18 pm

Would the Kings consider evolving from a “heavy” style?

The Los Angeles Kings have built and upheld the reputation as a “heavy” National Hockey League team, one that has found success in using size to win puck battles and establish possession in the offensive zone. But being “heavy” and “quick” aren’t mutually exclusive. Darryl Sutter, upon hearing any reporter’s reference reference to another team being “fast” will remind the questioner that the Kings, too, are a fast team. When […]

Mike Stobe / National Hockey League
April 15, 2015 2:43 pm

Poll: Who do you want to win the Stanley Cup?

So this may be a touchy and controversial subject for some. Who do you want to win the Stanley Cup? Yes, we all know everyone in this forum would prefer THE KINGS to win the Stanley Cup, but the Kings weren’t one of the 16 teams to qualify for the playoffs this season. Do you pull for a second team? Is it wrong to pull for a “second team”? Are […]

Dave Sandford / National Hockey League
April 15, 2015 1:06 pm

No mono for Shore, but status unclear; Stothers honored

If you were on Twitter Sunday afternoon (and there’s a good chance many of you weren’t), you may have caught a brief update on forward Nick Shore, who did not play in the season finale against San Jose on Saturday. That update: Shore may be delayed a touch getting to Manch. Undergoing tests similar to Toffoli's in January. Thought of mono due to swollen tonsils… — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) April […]

Jeff Vinnick / National Hockey League
April 15, 2015 11:15 am

Kempe signs three-year ELC, as expected

Based on communications with hockey operations, it appeared to be only a matter of time before a three-year entry level contract with 2014 first round draft pick Adrian Kempe was announced. Lo, today is that day. 2014 1st Round Pick Adrian Kempe Signed To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract Kempe is slated to play for AHL-Ontario next season, so this late-season opportunity with Manchester will provide a very preliminary look of how […]

Podcast
April 15, 2015 9:04 am

Audio: LAKI joins Kings Men Podcast; Video: Luc’s message

Good morning, Insiders. If you’re about to start a commute to work or have 24 minutes to set aside once you’re there, you should listen to today’s Kings Men Podcast. Jesse Cohen and I recap the 2014-15 Kings season and provide Manchester Monarchs updates in advance of the final weekend of the AHL season. There are no Bark Madness updates, we promise. -if the audio player won’t load, click here […]

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