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The Athletic’s Scott Wheeler evaluates the Kings prospect pool

In case you missed it, the Reigny Day Podcast at the start of this week featured Cameron Close and Zach Dooley interviewing The Athletic’s Scott Wheeler. Most Kings fans will remember this past February when Wheeler’s prospect rankings ultimately ended with the Kings having the first overall prospec... Full Story

An Inside Look At Kings Director of Amateur Scouting Mark Yannetti & the Scouting Process

In my nearly 45 years of covering pro hockey I remain intrigued by what goes into scouting and rating a hockey prospect. It was about nine years ago that then-Kings GM Dean Lombardi and the “Original Insider” Rich Hammond and I had an off night in Calgary. Dean invited the two of us to go to the jun... Full Story

Clague heading into crucial year three after NHL debut, AHL All-Star Game in 2019-20

It’s important to see strides of development with younger players. There’s no one route or path for them to take, there’s no blueprint for how every player should develop, but when a player advances from season-to-season, growth in certain areas is necessary and growth was the name of the game fo... Full Story

“Special” Bjornfot continues to grow in rookie season, thriving on pair with LaDue

Amidst all of the roster moves, the recalls and send downs, the line changes and alterations, one constant for the Ontario Reign for much of this season has been the defensive pairing of Tobias Bjornfot and Paul LaDue. The 18-year-old rookie and the 27-year-old veteran have partnered with each o... Full Story