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Weekly Recap: Kings Edition (November 1)

November 1, 2020 - 7:44 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings There aren’t any major updates regarding the Los Angeles Kings this week, though there are a few minor notes: BYFIELD AND SPENCE INVITED TO CANADA’S WJC SELECTION CAMP Kings prospects Quinton Byfie...

Which forwards will be competing for spots in the Kings’ 2020-21 lineup?

November 4, 2020 - 6:53 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings In the midst of a rebuild, the Los Angeles Kings have done a good job of integrating younger players into their lineup. While the departures of Trevor Lewis and Nikolai Prokhorkin do help to thin out the compe...

Kings' plans for Lias Andersson this season remain unknown

November 6, 2020 - 3:01 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings At this year’s NHL Draft, the Los Angeles Kings traded the 60th-overall pick to the New York Rangers, in exchange for 2017 seventh-overall pick Lias Andersson. Andersson had asked the Rangers for a trade...

Which defense prospects will make the Kings’ 2020-21 roster?

November 7, 2020 - 4:00 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings The Los Angeles Kings are transitioning to a younger team and have seen some huge changes in their lineup over the last few years, especially on defense. I’ve discussed this topic a bit before but I wanted t...

Will the Kings continue to stockpile draft picks as part of their rebuild?

November 11, 2020 - 3:44 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings Since beginning their rebuild, the Los Angeles Kings have managed to build one of the league’s deepest prospect pools. As the team starts to see improvement, however, will they continue to stockpile draft pi...

Jordan Spence is on pace for his most productive QMJHL season yet

November 15, 2020 - 1:36 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings A few weeks ago, we looked at Los Angeles Kings prospect Helge Grans, who was off to a hot start in Sweden. However, it just so happens that another right-handed defense prospect, Jordan Spence, is off to a gr...

Kings unveil Reverse Retro jersey

November 16, 2020 - 3:12 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings The Los Angeles Kings unveiled their Reverse Retro alternate jersey today, shown below. Forum Blue and Gold reigns again. Introducing the LA Kings adidas #ReverseRetro jersey. Hitting the ice in 2021. pic.t...

Is Cal Petersen the Kings’ long-term solution in net?

November 23, 2020 - 5:09 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings Over the last decade, the Los Angeles Kings have had a clear starting goaltender in Jonathan Quick. With Quick’s best days likely behind him, however, we can bet that the Kings will look to develop Cal Peter...

Kings should reduce Drew Doughty's workload next season

November 25, 2020 - 5:28 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings Drew Doughty has been one of the top defensemen in the NHL for a good part of the last decade. However, with Doughty coming off a down year and now on the wrong side of 30 years old, the Kings need to find a w...