Earlier this month, NHL insider Frank Seravalli reported that the Nashville Predators are considering trading veteran defenseman Mattias Ekholm. This naturally surprised many NHL fans, as Ekholm is in the first season of his four-year, $25 million contract. However, with Nashville looking like a team that may be heading in the wrong direction, it makes
It’s been a stop-start beginning to a career for Quinton Byfield. The Los Angeles Kings selected him second overall in the 2020 NHL Draft, and big things were expected of him. It’s been difficult for many of the prospects from that draft to transition to the NHL, given that their first season was heavily impacted
It’s been nearly four years since the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Jake Muzzin from the Los Angeles Kings, in a trade on Jan. 28, 2019, that had fans ecstatic. The Leafs paid a fairly big price for Muzzin, but it has proven to be worth it. Toronto gave up two prospects with high upside and
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Los Angeles Kings had a couple of scouts checking out two teams. Meanwhile, are the Anaheim Ducks the team that is looking most closely at Jesse Puljujarvi? It sounds like the Ducks and Oilers have already had conversations. Could Jonathan Toews finish his NHL career with the Winnipeg Jets?
This edition of the Los Angeles Kings will never be confused with the most dynamic offensive team. They lack the firepower upfront of the best teams in the league. They overcame this last season and made the playoffs, albeit they averaged the second-fewest goals per game of any team to participate in the postseason. The
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, one writer looks at what the New York Rangers might have planned after moving Ryan Reaves’ salary off the books. Meanwhile, have the Los Angeles Kings and Jonathan Quick began talking about a new contract? Are the Chicago Blackhawks starting to make preparations for discussions with Patrick Kane and Jonathan
The Edmonton Oilers didn’t win their game against the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday evening. It’s not the result they wanted, but most fans and players aren’t talking about the loss as much as they are about the “extremely dangerous” hit that defenseman Alex Edler laid on Connor McDavid. It was a hit that McDavid
We are now a little over a month into the 2022-23 season and several players have performed well above expectations. Players that were underwhelming in 2021-22 – and even before that – are shining bright as the NHL is seeing a surprising amount of comebacks early on. While it remains to be seen if their
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is talk about how the Carolina Hurricanes are dealing with teams regarding their interest in trading for defenseman Ethan Bear. Could the Los Angeles Kings be the new favorites to land defenseman Jakob Chychrun? Max Domi is making noise in Chicago, but is it likely he gets traded? Finally,
In the fourth installment of the Los Angeles Kings prospect preview series, I’ll discuss Rasmus Kupari and his season ahead. The former 20th overall pick is heading into his sophomore season, looking to build upon an up-and-down rookie campaign. Kupari’s 2021-22 Season It was an inconsistent rookie season for Kupari, as he struggled with the
For years now, one of the biggest things going for the NHL compared to other professional sports leagues is parity, as any given team can win on any given night. That parity was on display throughout the 2021-22 season, particularly when it came to the Pacific Division. Related: 3 Bruins Hot Takes for 2022-23 Season
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Edmonton Oilers signed forward Kailer Yamamoto to a new two-year deal. What does that mean for their roster now as the club is over the salary cap? Meanwhile, if the Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens make a trade for Pierre-Luc Dubois, who would the Jets be targeting? Finally, are
As salary cap restrictions are loosened and teams find themselves armed with a bevy of cap space at their disposal, the NHL offseason – beginning with the annual Entry Draft – is often the most exciting time on the league calendar. The 2022 edition did not disappoint, with a meagre $1 million cap increase for
Welcome to my Detroit Red Wings Rebuild Role Models series, where over the next couple of weeks, I will be outlining several recent or ongoing team rebuilds across the NHL to begin figuring out what works and what doesn’t when it comes to rebuilding a team. If we can identify some of the strengths and weaknesses
Happy Fourth of July to my fellow Americans, and happy belated Canada Day to my friends up north! Welcome to the 38th and final Weekly Lost & Found of the 2021-22 NHL season. First and foremost, thank you to everyone at The Hockey Writers for allowing me to build this idea into a weekly column.
I recently published an article discussing defensemen the Los Angeles Kings can target at the 2022 NHL Draft. To follow up on that article, I wanted to write a similar article discussing forwards the Kings should target. The organization is overloaded with prospects, but having too many good prospects is a great problem to have.
The Los Angeles Kings defied expectations this season, not only making the playoffs but taking the Edmonton Oilers to seven games in Round 1. This has left fans and the organization extremely excited about what the future holds. There is a general feeling amongst the fanbase that this summer is the time to fully commit
In this edition of Los Angeles Kings News & Rumors, I’ll be discussing Mikey Anderson being recognized as one of the best shutdown defensemen in the league by The Athletic, the Kings ending the regular season with 99 points and Dustin Brown‘s last regular-season game with the team. Mikey Anderson’s Shutdown Ability The Kings have