Tag Archive for Brayden Schenn

How many prospects make it? How long does it take?

Short version: Two or three out of every ten picks will turn into a viable roster player. One, maaaybe two, of those will be someone special. And it takes two or three years from the draft for the player to develop, sometimes less, sometimes more. Long version: Class of 2000 (GM Dave Taylor) Alex Frolov…

Helene Elliott Talks to Wayne Gretzky About the Kings’ Run

LAT (Helene Elliott) – Watching Kings’ Run Has Been Great for Gretzky [...] “It’s been unreal what they’ve done and what they’ve accomplished so far,” Wayne Gretzky said Wednesday. “It’s been unreal for the organization and it’s been great for hockey in California and L.A. We live in L.A., so we’re seeing it first-hand how…

How did these Kings get here in the first place?

None of the eleven players mentioned were undrafted UFA signings, although Lombardi has gone that route several times, most notably with Matt Moulson and Teddy Purcell (since departed), Martin Jones, Kevin Westgarth and Davis Drewiske.

Here’s how the current Kings got here, in order of arrival:

Torres hit: really? 25 games?

I don’t like Raffi Torres. I think he tries to hurt people. And checks like he so often delivers are exactly the kind that need to be eliminated from hockey. But I can’t say the 25-game suspension handed down by the league for the hit on Marian Hossa makes a whole lot of sense to…

Game One: Kings 4, Canucks 2

Game one goes to the Kings. That’s an odd feeling. That was one of those games the Kings of old knew how to lose. Who are these guys? By which I mean, a game in which the Kings came out strong, dominated, got stone-walled, got a dumb penalty followed by a quick goal-against. Etc. Another…

Dean Lombardi Trade History

The complete record of Lombardi’s trades as Kings GM. Carter, Johnson, Richards, Schenn, Simmonds, Smyth, Quincey, Cammalleri, Tyler Myers (?) (more)

LA Kings Draft History

Every player and pick in LA Kings draft history. Sort by draft position, round, goals, assists. Doughty, Hickey, Schenn, Quick, Brown, Kopitar (more)

Philly West

Are the LA Kings Philly West? Does Lombardi have a thing for ex-Flyers? But we’ve been doing it for years! Carter, Richards, Hextall, Murray, Williams…