Showing posts with label LA Kings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LA Kings. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Schenn decision soon?

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On Monday, Hockey Canada released the invite list for it's training camp starting December 10th. 39 players made the list with hopes that a couple of NHL guys will be made available. The two guys being talked about the most are Tyler Seguin in Boston and Brayden Schenn with LA. The decision on Seguin will likely be a last minute one and will be based on their salary cap situation when Marc Savard returns.

As for Schenn word is the Kings will be letting Hockey Canada know this week If he'll be made available for training camp. The 5th overall pick from 2009 just came back from a 2 week conditioning stint in Manchester and has two more games in the NHL before a year of his entry level deal kicks in.

LA could loan Schenn to the World Juniors and call him back up or send him back to Brandon. Returning him to Brandon would likely only happen if they knew he would be traded to a contender. The 2 most likely destinations are Portland and Schenn's home town of Saskatoon.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Schenn Having Knee Problems?

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According to Rich Hammond Brayden Schenn has suffered a knee injury and the Wheat King captain will get undergo an MRI Thursday in Los Angeles.

Brandon Wheat King Voice Bruce Luebeke the LA first round pick from 2009 left Brandon's training camp Tuesday.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Kings Prospect Snap Shot

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The Kings have drafted inside the top 5 ten times in their 43 year history, and most of those picks have been pretty good, although not all the players went onto success with the Kings. They did however use one pick, Jimmy Carson (2nd overall in 1986) to bring Wayne Gretzky to LA….along with 15 million bucks. Lately LA has been stockpiling high end prospects, and here’s a look at some of them.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Schenn A King For A Day

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Last week the Oilers signed Torrie Jung to an amateur tryout contract because they didn't have a back up goalie when Nikolai Khabibulin went down in the afternoon.

What the LA Kings did today is even more peculiar, and terrific for one of their prospects.

The Kings drafted Brayden Schenn 5th overall last June, and tonight he'll suit up with them in Vancouver after signing a one day contract with LA. The timing is perfect as Schenn was in Victoria last night for the Subway Super Series on Rogers Sportsnet.

Rich Hammond has more on what this could mean down the road for Schenn here, which may ultimately be bad news for his junior team the Brandon Wheat Kings - hosts of The Memorial Cup this year - and Team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship this December in Saskatoon/Regina.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Tuukka Goes Bananas and 3 Outstanding Goalies from this weekend

The Providence Bruins lost to Bridgeport last night in a shoot out. That's not really that odd, but what happened after the shoot out was. Tuukka Rask went absolutely nuts. Not great composure for a goalie some think has a bright future with the Bruins. Watch for yourself.

I've seen some freak outs before, and had a few as well, but not really like that. I always find it funny when a guy gets so mad he falls over. For another funny freak out, check out Waterloo Head Coach P.K. O'Handley of the USHL, courtesy of The Unofficial USHL Hockey blog.

Speaking of goalies, how about these 3 guys over the weekend. Alberta Golden Bear goalie Aaron Sorochan makes 31 saves to shut out Saskatchewan 7-0 in the Canada West final. The Bears win their 2nd straight, and 7th Canada West title in 8 years. It's also their 47th total. This is Sorochan's last year with the Bears and he should get a pro contract next year. Despite the 7-0 score, the Bears last line of defence was brilliant, making big saves when the game was close to keep the dogs at bay.

Travis Rolheiser made 20 saves for the Spruce Grove Saints last night, as they clipped the Olds Grizzly's 2-1 in game 2 of the AJHL semi-final. Rolheiser was especially good in the 3rd period where the Saints were outshot 10-4. The AJHL's top team also received 33 saves from the netminder in a 4-1 win Friday night as they lead the series 2-0.

Boston University will enter the NCAA tournament as the top seed (more on that later today) thanks in large part to goaltender Kieran Millan, a past guest of TPS. The Edmonton product and former Spruce Grove Saint was named MVP of the Hockey East tournament. Millan made 32 saves as the Terriers shut out UMASS 1-0 in the clincher. He turned away 8 River Hawk power play chances as well. The Freshman was also solid in BU's opening game, making 21 saves in 3-2 victory over rival Boston College.

What do these 3 goalies have in common? They are all products of Lyle Mast's ORSPORTS. You might have heard me mention the program a few times on our show, in fact Millan himself as well as Spruce Grove assistant coach Ryan Marsh spoke glowingly about it as well. It's a system that worked for Mathieu Garon when he was with the L.A. Kings, and one that Kings goaltending coach Bill Ranford is still using. It's also one that I think could help struggling Montreal goaltender Carey Price. Watch for more on the system that's gaining steam this week on Global Edmonton Sports.