It’s a touch late out here, so I’ll jump in to more of the trade analysis from Brooklyn on Thursday
First, Trevor Moore stuff. The Kings are getting a feisty, well-built forward with good legs who was skating alongside fellow Denver Pioneer Nick Shore when we’d breezed through town in November. M... Full Story
Insiders. A fine morning to you from El Segundo. The LA Kings took the Toyota Sports Performance Center ice shortly before 10:30 a.m. in advance of tonight's game against the New York Rangers (FOX Sports West / FOX Sports GO / LA Kings Audio Network). Let's get down to brass tacks.
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Good evening from the Ottawa suburbs. The LA Kings practiced at nearby Canadian Tire Center at noon; everyone was accounted for, and no changes to any lines or pairings were apparent. The skate opened up with the closest thing we’ve seen to Calvinball. “It was everybody-on-everybody,” Todd McLellan ... Full Story
INSIDERS. A fine morning to you from the skies above... the Midwest. I won't be Utah-bound Saturday; rather, if you're interested in to-the-minute updates, make sure you're following @ReignInsider Zach Dooley, who'll accompany the team to Salt Lake City for tomorrow's preseason game against the Vanc... Full Story
A number of bits learned from Friday’s State of the Franchise forum, as shared by GM Rob Blake and Head Coach Todd McLellan. There will also be a separate quote transcript from Todd’s availability, which immediately followed Rob’s.
--First, a recap from earlier. Gabe Vilardi: back issue, won’t sk... Full Story
INSIDERS. Thanks for the patience. Took a few days off last week. Had some meetings. Planned, plotted, planned to plot some more. It's the low season, so thanks for your understanding when LAKI slows down for a short period.
SAINT STEVENS. Among the topics regularly raised when media are congrega... Full Story
STEVENS STARRED | This seems to be a great fit. From yesterday:
It’s been speculated for some time now, but John Stevens will be joining the DAL coaching staff. Played with Jim Montgomery at AHL Philadelphia and coached his son at USHL Dubuque.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 11, 201... Full Story
DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS | More on Development Camp. Rasmus Kupari (1st / 2018) and Johan Södergran (6th / 2018) are both expected to attend. This is more of a confirmation than any breaking news, but both players were unable to participate in rookie and training camp in September... Full Story
Three notes to pass along before getting back to the Trevor Zegras profile.
OH, THAT’S INTERESTING |Via Pierre LeBrun this morning:
Hearing the Leafs and Kings have talked about a potential Patrick Marleau trade. Obviously there’s the Todd McLellan connection there for Marleau so he might waiv... Full Story
Via tenured WHL reporter Gregg Drinnan:
Taking Note has been told that Willie Desjardins will be returning to the Medicine Hat Tigers as GM/head coach.— Gregg Drinnan (@gdrinnan) May 30, 2019
Earlier Thursday, the Tigers parted ways with Shaun Clouston, an assistant who became Medicine... Full Story
A trip down Memory Lane turned up several interesting recollections of the Kings' first game in the Stanley Cup Final in 19 years, which ended seven years ago tonight when Anze Kopitar beat Martin Brodeur in overtime of Game 1 at the Prudential Center. A broken play that came as the result of severa... Full Story
A happy Tuesday morning to you, Insiders, and if you were able to celebrate Memorial Day yesterday, here's to the start of a shortened week. To our friends outside of the United States, a very happy Tuesday to you. Let's turn the page.
-- I returned to robust discussion in comm... Full Story