Phillip Danault

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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Rob Blake Saga Part VI: The Then, the Now, the Future

The Then Rob Blake spent the first portion of his tenure as General Manager collecting and gathering assets while still trying to field a somewhat competitive roster. The team took steps towards what it could attain each year under Blake. After the Covid years, Rob Blake turned towards fielding a sustainable and winning team by […]

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NHL 24 Projected Ratings: LA Kings Edition

I, for one, have played the franchise mode in NHL by EA Sports more than I’d like to admit. What do I always notice? The LA Kings rarely get the love they deserve through EA Sports. I recall NHL 16′ for example. Milan Lucic was an 88 in Boston, but once he came to LA: […]

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The Journey of Pierre Luc Dubois: Year 5 to Present

For the price tag the Jets paid for Dubois, he didn’t exactly ‘show out’ the season prior, being conveyed in the postseason sweep of Edmonton and the hunter becoming prey in Montreal sweeping the Jets. Phillip Danault is due some credit here; Mark Scheifele and the Jets top line carried the team over the Oilers […]

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A Sunrise, or Sunset for the LA Kings: The Aftermath

For the second year in a row, the LA Kings have been bounced out of the playoffs by the Edmonton Oilers. It took six games, three of which went to overtime, for the Oilers to advance to play the Vegas Golden Knights. In many ways, this series was a disappointment, regardless of the uphill climb […]

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Line Over the Boards Apr 10th: The Return of the Kings

The Los Angeles Kings closed their season at home with a win last evening, reflecting what Kings fans became accustomed to seeing post-trade deadline. A 3-0 shutout was a great way to end the season at home and turn the page on a rough last ten games in which the Kings have gone 5-5. When […]

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How Are the Kings Winning?

Going into the season, many figured that the Pacific Division’s top teams would consist of the Calgary Flames (last year’s division winners), Edmonton Oilers, and the Vegas Golden Knights. It is easy to see why this would be the case. The three teams mentioned above all had recent success, with the Oilers advancing to the […]

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Post-Game Analysis: Leafs Fall 4-2 Vs. Kings in Los Angeles

   The Toronto Maple Leafs were defeated by the Los Angeles Kings 4-2 at Arena on Saturday night. A game with its ups and downs ended with another frustrating result for the Maple Leafs, who now hold a record of 4-41. The Kings have lost three of their last four were the underdogs coming into […]

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Phillip Danault Bails Out Teammate in LA Kings’ 5-4 OT Win

Phillip Danault scored 1:12 into overtime to give the LA Kings a 5-4 win in the Motor City on Monday night. More importantly, it erased a mental blunder from his linemate Viktor Arvidsson in the closing seconds of regulation. Detroit emptied their net, with the Kings clinging to a 4-3 lead. Arvidsson corralled a loose […]

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LA Kings: Quinton Byfield Should Take the Next Step This Season

The LA Kings will expect more from Quinton Byfield in the 2022-23 season. Byfield is considered by many to be the crown jewel of a stacked LA Kings prospect pool, and rightfully so. Drafted number two overall in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft just after turning eighteen, the now twenty-year-old had high expectations thrust on […]

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