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Size, Reach, Net-Front Presence: LA Kings Prospect Matt Schmalz Has What It Takes to Fit In

Matt Schmalz of the Sudbury Wolves. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

One of the biggest reasons why opposing teams have respected — even feared — the Los Angeles Kings in recent years has been their tremendous size and their ability to use it to their full advantage. While by no means has it been their only ingredient for success, the Kings ...

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Ryan Oulahen on LA Kings Prospect Michael Amadio: “You Are Now Seeing an Elite Goal-Scorer”

Mike Amadio of the North Bay Battalion. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images

From the time he began his junior career in 2012, Michael Amadio has consistently gotten stronger. Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the third round (90th overall) of the 2014 Draft, the native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., has worked so hard throughout his junior years that he now possesses ...

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LA Kings' Nelson Emerson Says Michael Mersch “Has All the Attributes of Being a Great NHLer”

Michael Mersch (Photo credit: Rich Tilton, courtesy of MayorsManor.com)

Aside from their Stanley Cup victories, what has been most refreshing about the Los Angeles Kings under GM Dean Lombardi has been having the diligence of developing their young talent into NHL-ready players. Some have needed longer timeframes than others but while patience is an acquired virtue for most, said end ...

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LA Kings Nelson Emerson on Jordan Weal's Development: “He's Done Everything That We've Asked”

Photo credit: Rich Tilton, courtesy of MayorsManor.com

When the Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs in 2009, there was very little worry, next to no frustration. Yes, it had been a playoff miss for the seventh-straight year for Kings but unlike in previous years, there was a ray of light shining through. Drew Doughty had wrapped up ...

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John Paddock on LA Kings Prospect Austin Wagner: “He’s an Extremely Intimidating Player with his Speed”

Photo credit: Keith Hershmiller/Regina Pats

Size, defense, goaltending, puck possession. These are four of the main ingredients used by the Los Angeles Kings to whip themselves into a multiple Stanley Cup-winner. For prospect Austin Wagner, however, while he does possess good size at 6-foot-1,  he brings a new element to the table that has been ...

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Patience Key for Booming Kings Prospect Jonny Brodzinski

Photo credit: David Sheehan/CaliShooterOne

After three successful seasons at St. Cloud State, Los Angeles Kings‘ prospect Jonny Brodzinski has taken the next step in his career. This season, he is suiting up for the Ontario Reign in what is his first year as a pro. But for those expecting immediate results, they will have ...

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LA Kings’ Nelson Emerson on Nick Ebert: “He Has Skills That Others Don’t Have”

LONDON, ON - MAY 19:  Nick Ebert #10 of the Guelph Storm skates against the Val'Dor Foreurs in Game Four of the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup at Budweiser Gardens on May 19, 2014 in London, Ontario, Canada. The Storm defeated the Foreurs 6-3. (Photo by Kenneth Andersen/Getty Images)

For some players, being the final pick of the NHL Draft would all but deter their hopes for making it to the NHL. Kings prospect Nick Ebert, however, is not one of those cases. After a not-so-smooth transition from the junior ranks to the pros last season, the 21-year-old blueliner ...

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