Official Podcast of The LA Kings
The LA Kings have hired Manon Rheaume as a Hockey Operations/Prospect Advisor. Rheaume, who became the first woman to play an NHL game when she tended the crease in a pre-season game for the Lightning in 1992, will work alongside executives within the hockey operations department in multiple areas, with a focus on prospect development. She will report to Director of Player Personnel, Nelson Emerson and joins Jesse Cohen and Zach Dooley to discuss her new role with the Kings and her incredible career in professional hockey.
The (rescheduled) 2022 World Junior Championship begins on August 9th in Edmonton. Chris Peters joins host Jesse Cohen to preview the tournament. Peters highlights the play of Helge Grans, Samuel Helenius and Kasper Simontaival after discussing Canada's controversial omission.
Newly acquired forward Kevin Fiala joins Jesse Cohen and Zach Dooley on this episode of All The Kings Men. Fiala signed a 7 year extension immediately following the trade that brought him to LA. The Swiss native scored 85 points in 82 games for the Minnesota Wild during the 2021-22 season. After the conversation with Kevin Fiala, stick around to hear from the General Manager of IFK Helsinki, Tobias Salmelainen, as he reveals what Kings fans can expect from newly drafted defenseman Otto Salin.
Glen Murray, Director of Player Development for the LA Kings, joins Jesse Cohen and Zach Dooley for a fascinating conversation about the world of player development. Murray, an NHL veteran and former Kings forward, discusses the importance of developing a variety of skills both on and off the ice and answers some questions from Kings fans.
Alex Faust joins Jesse Cohen and Zach Dooley to give some insight into the role of an NHL Play-by-Play Announcer. The Kings broadcaster reveals some of the preparation work that goes into calling a game and shares his perspective on his role within the organization and the community.
Nick Blaesser of the Omaha Lancers joins host Jesse Cohen to talk about Kings prospect Jared Wright. Wright was selected by the Kings in the 6th round and is expected to return to the Lancers for the 2022-23 season. Then Daryl Evans stops by for an update on the off-season moves made by the Kings and their Pacific Division rivals.
LA Kings Development Camp is done and the responses were overwhelmingly positive. Mike Donnelly said "it's probably one of the best development camps that I can remember as a whole." Jarret Stoll joins host Jesse Cohen to provide some details about what happens at Development Camp, which players stood out and answered some fan submitted questions as well.
The LA Kings made seven selections at the 2022 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal including two, Kenny Connors (103rd) and Angus Booth (116th), in the fourth round. Jordan Kuhns (Dubuque Fighting Saints) and Ben Houle (Shawinigan Cataractes) join host Jesse Cohen to discuss Connors and Booth respectively.
Mark Yannetti rejoins the podcast to discuss the seven players selected by the Kings in Montreal. The Kings Director of Amateur Scouting explained the selection processes that lead to the drafting of Jack Hughes, Kenny Connors, Angus Booth, Otto Salin, Jared Wright,Jack Sparkes and Kaleb Lawrence. Yannetti also graciously answered some additional questions submitted by LA Kings fans.
With the 2022 NHL Entry Draft taking place at the end of the week, it seemed like the perfect time to check in with Mark Yannetti. The Director of Amateur Scouting joined Jesse Cohen and Zach Dooley to talk draft philosophy and how the organizations draft strategy may have shifted as a result of last week's trade.
The LA Kings acquired Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for Brock Faber and the Kings first round draft pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft (19th overall). Pete Weber, play-by-play for the Nashville Predators, joined Jesse Cohen and Zach Dooley to talk about Fiala's time in Nashville and the type of player he was at the beginning of his NHL career. Then Michael Russo of The Athletic and Jack Jablonski join Jesse Cohen to talk about Fiala's time with the Wild and what his trade to LA will mean for the Kings.
The LA Kings have acquired Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Brock Faber and the 19th overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Fiala scored 33 goals and 85 points for the Wild during the 2021-22 season and turns 26 on July 22nd. Zach Dooley joins host Jesse Cohen with an immediate reaction to the trade.
The 2022 NHL Entry Draft takes place July 7th and 85h in Montreal and the LA Kings currently hold the 19th overall pick. Chris Peters, Daily Faceoff, recently submitted his Draft Ranking for the Top 100 prospects and joins host Jesse Cohen to discuss some players the Kings could select in the 1st round.
The Stanley Cup playoffs are still underway but the LA Kings have already kicked off their offseason. Zach Dooley joins host Jesse Cohen to talk about a handful of transactions the Kings have already made this summer and explore what those moves might mean for the organization in the 2022-23 season and beyond. Then Daryl Evans drops in to take another look back at the 2021-22 season and offer some perspective on how the franchise operates and what it takes to succeed in professional hockey.
The 2022 NHL Entry Draft takes place July 7th and 85h in Montreal. Sixten Funqvist joins host Jesse Cohen to talk about the top prospects playing in Sweden that could be available to be drafted by the LA Kings. Sixten correctly identified Helge Grans as a potential draft target of the LA Kings in the run up to the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.
Edward Egros joins host Jesse Cohen for the third in a series of conversations about how to make sense of the 2021-22 LA Kings season. This episode focuses on the goaltenders and the advanced analytics that are used to gauge their performances.
The 2022 NHL Entry Draft takes place July 7th and 85h in Montreal. Tony Ferrari (The Hockey News) joins host Jesse Cohen to talk about the top goalies in the upcoming draft. Ferrari also identifies some "sleeper" forwards that could be available to the Kings outside of the first round.
Edward Egros joins host Jesse Cohen for the second in a series of conversations about how to make sense of the 2021-22 LA Kings season. This episode focuses on the difference between expected goals (xG) and actual goals (G) and what the difference between the two might mean for the future of the Kings.
The 2022 NHL Entry Draft takes place July 7th and 85h in Montreal. Will Scouch (Scouching/McKeen's) joins host Jesse Cohen to talk about seven left handed defensemen that could potentially wind up drafted by the LA Kings.
TOP 10 QUESTIONS FOR THE SUMMER OF 10 - What will the other teams in the Pacific Division do this summer?9 - What will the Kings do at the Draft?8 - Will Adrian Kempe re-sign?7 - Will Mikey Anderson re-sign?6 - How will the left side of the defense evolve?5 - How will the right side of the defense evolve?4 - Which RFA forwards will be given opportunities?3 - Which UFA veterans will be retained?2 - Will the team make any trades to upgrade the roster?1 - Will the team seek to sign any external Free Agents to upgrade the roster?
Before we look to the future of the LA Kings and a busy 2022 summer, it's time to look backwards. The Royal Half joins host Jesse Cohen to talk about what the career of Dustin Brown meant to them. The pair reflect on the impact Dustin Brown had on Kings fans during his career and take a final look back at the 2021-22 season.
Zach Dooley joins host Jesse Cohen for a final look at the first round matchup between the LA Kings and Edmonton Oilers. The duo also discusses the major talking points from Monday's final media availability with Todd McLellean, Rob Blake and many of the LA Kings players.
The LA Kings and Edmonton Oilers will need seven games to decide their first round matchup in the Stanley Cup Playoffs! Zach Dooley joins host Jesse Cohen to preview the final game and Jesse's Dad shared his thoughts on the loss in game six.
Adrian Kempe scored his second goal of the night 1:12 into OT to give the Kings a 5-4 win over the Edmonton Oilers. The Kings now lead the series 3-2 with a chance to eliminate Edmonton at home in Game 6. The Royal Half joined host Jesse Cohen following the game to mark the passing of time and talk about the first round matchup.
The LA Kings defeated the Edmonton Oilers on home ice Sunday night. The 4-0 win tied the series at 2-2 with Game 5 scheduled for Tuesday night in Edmonton. Trevor Moore and Troy Stecher scored in the first period, Carl Grundstrom scored a pair in the third and Jonathan Quick stopped 31 shots to earn the 10th playoff shutout of his career. Jesse Cohen was joined by a group of dedicated fans on Chick Hearn Court to talk about the game.
The LA Kings suffered an 8-2 loss at home to fall to 1-2 in their first round matchup against the Edmonton Oilers. Jack Jablonski and Zach Dooley joined host Jesse Cohen following Saturday morning's practice to discuss the disappointing loss, what it means for the series and how to address the team's issues heading into game 4.
The LA Kings were shutout in Edmonton as the Oilers rebounded from a game one loss and tied the series at 1-1. Jack Jablonski joined host Jesse Cohen immediately following the game to break down the action, name a player of the game and take a look ahead at what fans should look for in game three.
The LA Kings defeated the Edmonton Oilers to take a 1-0 lead in their first round matchup in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Trevor Moore lead the way with a goal and two assists and Jonathan Quick made 36 saves to secure the Kings first playoff win of the year. Jack Jablonski joined host Jesse Cohen immediately following the game to break down the action, name a player of the game and take a look ahead at what fans should look for in game two.
The LA Kings return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs and face the Edmonton Oilers in the first round. Host Jesse Cohen previews the Pacific Division showdown with help from Jarret Stoll (forwards), Daryl Evans (defense) and Mike McKenna (goalies).
Dustin Brown announced today his plans to retire at the conclusion of the LA Kings 2021-22 season. Brown was drafted 13th overall by the Kings in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and leads the franchise in games played. Kings broadcasters Jim Fox and Nick NIckson joined host Jesse Cohen immediately following the press conference to talk about what Dustin Brown's career meant to the organization and it's fans.
TOP 10 QUESTIONS FOR THE 2021-22 LA KINGS10 - Will Cal Petersen convincingly claim the starters role?9 - Will Viktor Arvidsson have a bounce back offensive season?8 - How will Phillip Danault impact the offense and defense of the LA Kings?7 - Will the "Core Four" repeat their strong performances from the 2021 season?6 - Will the Power Play provide consistent offense?5 - What will the recovery process look like for Quinton Byfield?4 - Will the defense provide more offense?3 - How many games will be played by prospects and rookies?2 - How will the rest of the Pacific Division perform?1 - Will the Kings be an improved team this season?
Zach Dooley joins host Jesse Cohen to crown a King of the Week and revisit some big Kings news from the past week. Then Carrlyn Bathe and her husband Mike Hammer help preview the upcoming games against the Anaheim Ducks and reveal how a running joke becomes a t-shirt in record time.
The Ontario Reign are celebrating their affiliation with the Kings this Sunday and Reign GM Rich Seeley joins host Jesse Cohen to talk about the challenges he's faced this season. The Reign are currently in second place in the Pacific Division of the AHL and have already clinched a berth in the 2021-22 Calder Cup Playoffs. Jared Shafran and Zach Dooley also appear to talk about the Kings prospect pool and the players that have split time between LA and Ontario.
A painting was commissioned and given to Jonathan Quick in recognition of his 700th game and the artist, Opie Otterstad, joins host Jesse Cohen to talk about the process of making the piece and some of the details hidden inside it. The Bannermen are also back to help crown another King of the Week for a week that saw the Kings pick up 5 of a possible 6 points on the road.
Newly acquired defenseman Troy Stecher joins Jesse Cohen and Zach Dooley on this episode of All The Kings Men. Stecher was acquired from the Red Wings in a deal at the Trade Deadline but played in Vancouver for four seasons, mostly alongside Alex Edler. Thomas Drance (The Athletic) covered Stecher in Vancouver and also joined us to talk about a player (Stecher) he described as "his favorite."
Buffalo Sabres fan and Joywave front man Daniel Armbruster joined host Jesse Cohen just before the Kings played the Sabres in Buffalo. Armbruster shared his thoughts on the Jack Eichel trade, the Buffalo Sabres top ranked prospect pool and what touring is like in the midst of a pandemic. Joywave's new album is called Cleanse and is excellent.
The LA Kings became the first team in the 2021-22 NHL Season to defeat the Florida Panthers when trailing at the start of the 3rd period. Zach Dooley and Carrlyn Bathe joined host Jesse Cohen immediately following the LA Kings shootout victory over the Panthers to talk about about the surprising win. The trio also crown another King of the Week and discuss the mounting injuries for the LA Kings.
Zach Dooley joined host Jesse Cohen to crown another King of the Week following the Kings victory in Buffalo. The pair also talked to Kings forward Blake Lizotte following the Kings dramatic win in Columbus. Lizotte talks about the role he and his linemates play with the Kings, his NHL career and there's even some talk about Batman.
Viktor Arvidsson scored his third goal of the night to win the game in overtime against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Russell Morgan (Hockey Royalty) joined host Jesse Cohen immediately following the game to talk about one of the more emotionally engaging Kings games in recent memory. After that stick around as Jack Han (Former NHL analyst/AHL coach) joins Jesse to talk about the key to the Kings offense how they can improve in the future. Two great conversations for the price of one! Well for the price of none really... it's free!
It's rivalry week at All The Kings Men. John Hoven (Mayors Manor) joins host Jesse Cohen to crown a King of the Week and discuss the ongoing rivalry between the Kings and Ducks. The pair of long time Kings fans also discuss the job GM Rob Blake has done in reshaping the franchise. Then Carrlyn Bathe (Bally's) and Mike Hammer (VGHC) explore the challenges that can pop up when fans of rival teams share their lives together.
Scott Wheeler has completed the 2022 edition of his NHL prospect pool rankings for The Athletic. Wheeler joins host Jesse Cohen to talk about the evaluation process that lead him to rank the Kings second overall and some thoughts on the top ranked prospects in the Kings system. Dennis Bernstein (The 4th Period) helps crown a King of the Week.
Dwight King and Jordan Nolan join host Jesse Cohen 10 years after their recall to the LA Kings following the 2012 NHL All-Star break. The pair of forwards helped the Kings win the Cup in 2012 and 2014 and share their memories of growing as professionals in both Manchester and LA. The LA Kings had the week off so Jared Shafran names a "Reign of the Week" to kick off the episode.
The LA Kings entered the All-Star break with spirits high after a 4-0-2 Eastern Conference road trip. Austin Stanovich joins host Jesse Cohen to crown another King of the Week. Then Aisha Visram, head athletic trainer for the Ontario Reign, shares her experience behind the Kings bench, the in-game duties of an athletic trainer and more than you ever hoped to know about smelling salts.
The LA Kings continued their strong play in the second half of their season and are 3-0-2 on their current road trip. In the AHL, the Ontario Reign continue their torrid pace and find themselves among the very best teams in the league. Jared Shafran and Josh Schaefer join host Jesse Cohen to update the "10 biggest questions facing the Ontario Reign" from the start of the season while Ryan Sikes and Russell Morgan stop by to help crown another King of the Week.
Quinton Byfield scored his 1st NHL goal against the New York Islanders in Drew Doughty's 1,000th NHL game. Doughty holds the records for most points scored and games played by an LA Kings defenseman and is having one of the best statistical seasons of his career. We take a look at the impact Doughty has had on Kings fans and track his numbers with some help from Route.com.