Arthur Kaliyev

Line Over The Boards: Week Six

A consortium of journalists called out the Kings for not expecting to be in the Jennings race for the fewest goals allowed by a team throughout the regular season. Week Six conveyed a flip side to that comment, with the Kings allowing only two goals in the two games they played in. The Florida Panthers, […]

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Line Over The Boards: Week Five

High and lows. The Kings had extra time off upon returning home from their 5-0 thrashing over the Philadelphia Flyers. They had three days to build up to Wednesday’s marquee matchup against the Knights. The Knights had previously beaten the Kings in a shootout at the tail end of week three. It would be the […]

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Kings: Contention Points for the Start of the Season

The Los Angeles Kings will face the Colorado Avalanche to start their season. The Kings have lost their last eight of ten against the Avalanche with better success the previous season, going 2-1-0. The Kings consider themselves in the discussion of contention going into this season. With a unique preseason, a suspension, and a tight […]

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Quinton Byfield and Arthur Kaliyev: Breakout Stars to be

Two players to note: Adrian Kempe and Gabriel Vilardi. These are the only two prospects in the LA Kings pipeline that broke out in the last decade. They played to their draft pedigree, and arguably with Kempe, above their draft position. The history of first-round draft picks within the organization getting injured or not playing […]

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Could the Kings be the Perfect Patrick Kane Fit?

The 2023 NHL Training Camp period is set to open in September. Players who haven’t signed yet are either signing professional tryouts or finding new homes in the National Hockey League or other professional leagues overseas. Patrick Kane has yet to sign an NHL contract, and I don’t forecast him to sign one for a […]

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Rob Blake Saga Part V: Feigned Retreat and a Pandemic

The two worst seasons for Rob Blake and the LA Kings came in 2018-19 and 2019-2020. Respectively finishing dead last in the Western Conference and second to last the following year. With the emergence of COVID-19 near the end of the 2019-2020 season, their six-game winning streak catapulted them away from finishing dead last in […]

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Three Storylines to Watch for Training Camp

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3 Forwards with “Make or Break” seasons going into 2023-24

In a year where the LA Kings were no longer playing with ‘house’ money, many blue-chip prospects stepped into more significant roles. Gabriel Vilardi has broken out, and with a hopeful bridge contract on the horizon, he seems to be a lock to score 50-60 points when healthy (iffy history). This is after a year […]

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Line Over the Boards Apr. 20th: LAK Slow Start is Too Much to Overcome

After the Game 1s heroic comeback in the 3rd period against Edmonton Monday, the 2-0 deficit LAK found themselves in again was too much to overcome. The Edmonton Oilers came out with another dominant 1st period sending them to the locker room up 2-0. The 2nd period was writing a similar script to how game […]

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As Injuries Plague LA, Kaliyev Gets Opportunity to Shine

As the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs approach, the Los Angeles Kings could very well be without two of their top scorers: Gabe Vilardi and Kevin Fiala. Vilardi has broken out as one of the better players on the Kings, scoring career highs in goals, assists, and points this season for a stat line of 23-18-41. […]

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