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Frozen Royalty To Provide In-Depth Coverage From Los Angeles Kings 2011 Development Camp

EL SEGUNDO, CA — The Stanley Cup Finals are over, the July 1 unrestricted free agent frenzy is a fading memory, and Independence Day in the United States has come and gone. By now, hockey addicts are usually in desperate need of a fix, and reruns of National Hockey League playoff games from last season on the NHL Network just won’t cut it.

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So what do you do?

If you are in the Los Angeles area, the Los Angeles Kings will host their annual Development Camp for their young prospects, with on-ice sessions taking place on July 11-12, 2011, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, their practice facility.

Here is the schedule for July 11 and 12:

Monday, July 11:

Group A – Practice, 8:00-9:15 AM
Game – 9:30-10:30 AM
Group B – Practice, 10:45-Noon

Tuesday, July 12:

Group B – Practice, 8:00-9:15 AM
Game – 9:30-10:30 AM
Group A – Practice, 10:45-Noon Read more of this post

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Los Angeles Kings Announce 2010 Development Camp Details

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On June 23, the Los Angeles Kings announced that their 2010 Development Camp for their prospects will take place at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California, starting on June 28. On-ice sessions that are open to the public will begin on June 30 and run through July 2. Read more of this post

LA Kings Announce 2009 Development Camp Details

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On July 2, the Los Angeles Kings announced that their annual Development Camp is scheduled for July 10 – 12, 2009, at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California. Read more of this post

Moving Up The Depth Chart: Alec Martinez

EL SEGUNDO, CA — As soon as he was named President/General Manager of the Los Angeles Kings a little over two years ago, Dean Lombardi made his philosophy for building a team very clear…that a team should be built from net on out.

Translation: the way to build a hockey team is to start with goaltending, then work on the defenseman corps and, finally, build up the forwards.

Lombardi inherited some good, young forwards, with Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown, Michael Cammalleri and Alexander Frolov already on the roster, along with some developing forward prospects in their system. But outside of that, the cupboard, in terms of goaltending and defenseman prospects, was pretty much bare.

Fast forward to the summer of 2008 and oh what a difference two years makes.

In the last three drafts, Lombardi has added goaltending prospects Jeff Zatkoff and Linden Rowat, not to mention another young goaltending prospect with a boatload of potential in Jonathan Bernier. Lombardi has also added several defensemen, including Thomas Hickey and Drew Doughty, first round selections in the 2007 and 2008 NHL Entry Drafts, respectively.

To be sure, Lombardi has been following his “formula” for rebuilding and one of the defensemen prospects he is high on is Alec Martinez, who was selected by the Kings in the fourth round (95th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Read more of this post

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