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11-26-2012, 06:32 AM
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Tyler Toffoli Is Showing Why He’s The LA Kings’ Top Forward Prospect

Manchester Monarchs RW Tyler Toffoli Is Showing Why He’s The LA Kings’ Top Forward Prospect

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Again, the rest of the league thinks that TT is an over hyped one trick pony, don't wake the baby. Nice write up. I enjoyed reading it. Your work always solid just gets better and better.

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Did Dean trade up to pick Tyler Toffoli ? He dealt a 4th round pick, just to move up two spots. I never knew. TT hasnt even hit NHL surface yet, but great move so far.

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I wish there is some way Toffoli can crack into the roster. I think this kid is special.

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I wish there is some way Toffoli can crack into the roster. I think this kid is special.
I think he gets his chance next year

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Toffoli's best bet is to beat our Lewis next year and to one day take Williams' job or switch sides and take the spot of Penner/Gagne. Obviously Brown, Kopitar, Richards, and Carter aren't going anywhere anytime soon and it will likely be a couple years before he gets a crack at Williams' spot. Just needs to fight his way on. He's looking good though, I have no doubt he can do it.

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He should stay ready this season. The last 48-game compressed season had a LOT of injuries. We may need him sooner than we want.

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Deano has said that he doesn't expect TT to crack the roster this year. His development according to Deano is ahead of schedule. I believe he's a long term project. Maybe not as long as Forbert but in the next few years we should see him in a Kings uniform. I am quite excited about this player. I agree that he is somewhat overhyped but TT is a purse offensive talent. When was the last time the Kings had a pure offensive prospect?

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Deano has said that he doesn't expect TT to crack the roster this year. His development according to Deano is ahead of schedule. I believe he's a long term project. Maybe not as long as Forbert but in the next few years we should see him in a Kings uniform. I am quite excited about this player. I agree that he is somewhat overhyped but TT is a purse offensive talent. When was the last time the Kings had a pure offensive prospect?
I don't think you can call someone who is third in AHL goal scoring (especially when there was a ton of NHL talent in the league due to the lockout) as a rookie a "project." With Penner and Gagne potentially gone next year, there will be a spot open for Toffoli.

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I think maybe in two seasons he makes it. Even if Gagne and Penner depart this summer I see Lombardi making UFA moves to replace...he is all for guys paying dues in the AHL.

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Toffoli is going to be ready next season. He's going to be a true homegrown star for the Kings.

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Toffoli's best bet is to beat our Lewis next year and to one day take Williams' job or switch sides and take the spot of Penner/Gagne. Obviously Brown, Kopitar, Richards, and Carter aren't going anywhere anytime soon and it will likely be a couple years before he gets a crack at Williams' spot. Just needs to fight his way on. He's looking good though, I have no doubt he can do it.
Very good post. Perfect Williams replacement.

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"...battle along the boards..." these are the key words that were missing from his future-King resume.

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"...battle along the boards..." these are the key words that were missing from his future-King resume.
Have you even watched him play in Manchester this year?

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Have you even watched him play in Manchester this year?
Nope. I rely purely on people here and other sites for our minor league reports...

I wish I had more time to watch Kings games let alone Monarchs games.

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Nope. I rely purely on people here and other sites for our minor league reports...

I wish I had more time to watch Kings games let alone Monarchs games.
Toffoli hasn't shied away from physical play along the boards at all this season. There's a reason he received an invite to Kings' "training camp" this year, and that's because his entire game has been impressive, not just his goal scoring.

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"...battle along the boards..." these are the key words that were missing from his future-King resume.
This was the story that started this thread...based on the comments here, I'm guessing some haven't read it...

Manchester Monarchs RW Tyler Toffoli Is Showing Why He’s The LA Kings’ Top Forward Prospect

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I have watched more than enough Monarchs games to have a pretty good idea of where Toffolis game is at. Personally I think there are probably 2 guys down in Manchester that are getting the absolute shaft.. In terms of Toffolis game, he seems to have his moments. Doesn't play with a whole lot of intensity, kind of floats around, tries to get to his spot on the ice where he can get a shot off. Off the top of my head I can probably count at least 3 goals that were absolute flukes, not including the many empty netters he's had.
Anyways, do I think he's a decent player, yes. Do I think he's ready to be a full time NHLer, no way. Do I think he should have been given an invite to Training Camp over some of the other guys in Manchester? Nope. Point is, his skating is still mediocre, his intensity is somewhat average, but he has a very good shot. Wonder what kind of message this sends to Loktionov, Kozun, and to a lesser extent Vey.. You know guys who have paid their dues in the minors, only to see the Kings call up a kid who's been down there for half a year. Toffoli is no sure thing, those of us who have watched a lot of Manchester games this year understand this.

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I have watched more than enough Monarchs games to have a pretty good idea of where Toffolis game is at. Personally I think there are probably 2 guys down in Manchester that are getting the absolute shaft.. In terms of Toffolis game, he seems to have his moments. Doesn't play with a whole lot of intensity, kind of floats around, tries to get to his spot on the ice where he can get a shot off. Off the top of my head I can probably count at least 3 goals that were absolute flukes, not including the many empty netters he's had.
Anyways, do I think he's a decent player, yes. Do I think he's ready to be a full time NHLer, no way. Do I think he should have been given an invite to Training Camp over some of the other guys in Manchester? Nope. Point is, his skating is still mediocre, his intensity is somewhat average, but he has a very good shot. Wonder what kind of message this sends to Loktionov, Kozun, and to a lesser extent Vey.. You know guys who have paid their dues in the minors, only to see the Kings call up a kid who's been down there for half a year. Toffoli is no sure thing, those of us who have watched a lot of Manchester games this year understand this.
Loktionov has been with the big club, they have seen him with the main roster plenty and his future isn't with the Kings organization. I don't think Kozun will ever take the ice for the Kings barring a rash of injuries, he's just too small. Toffoli is the logical choice to come up because he is a goal scoring wing who will likely be given an opportunity to make the Kings next year due to the departures of Penner and Gagne, it's not that hard to understand.


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I have watched more than enough Monarchs games to have a pretty good idea of where Toffolis game is at. Personally I think there are probably 2 guys down in Manchester that are getting the absolute shaft.. In terms of Toffolis game, he seems to have his moments. Doesn't play with a whole lot of intensity, kind of floats around, tries to get to his spot on the ice where he can get a shot off. Off the top of my head I can probably count at least 3 goals that were absolute flukes, not including the many empty netters he's had.
Anyways, do I think he's a decent player, yes. Do I think he's ready to be a full time NHLer, no way. Do I think he should have been given an invite to Training Camp over some of the other guys in Manchester? Nope. Point is, his skating is still mediocre, his intensity is somewhat average, but he has a very good shot. Wonder what kind of message this sends to Loktionov, Kozun, and to a lesser extent Vey.. You know guys who have paid their dues in the minors, only to see the Kings call up a kid who's been down there for half a year. Toffoli is no sure thing, those of us who have watched a lot of Manchester games this year understand this.
No, that's just your opinion, and there are many here (including myself) who wholeheartedly disagree with your assessment.

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No, that's just your opinion, and there are many here (including myself) who wholeheartedly disagree with your assessment.
You think Toffoli is a sure thing? How many Monarchs games have you watched this year? Stats can be deceiving, sometimes. I have a feeling your going to be surely disappointed.

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You think Toffoli is a sure thing? How many Monarchs games have you watched this year? Stats can be deceiving, sometimes. I have a feeling your going to be surely disappointed.
Well Sutter said Toffoli is a sure thing, so...

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Well Sutter said Toffoli is a sure thing, so...
Sutters a great coach.. Sometimes not the best eye for talent. Ask the Calgary Flames.

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You think Toffoli is a sure thing? How many Monarchs games have you watched this year? Stats can be deceiving, sometimes. I have a feeling your going to be surely disappointed.
I haven't kept track of the exact number, but I would say a good majority. I bought the AHL Live package specifically to keep track of the Kings' best prospects down there. I never said he was a sure thing, but I strongly disagree with your portrayal of his play down there this year. I say that because I have been impressed with his willingness to get involved in the play along the boards and do more than just float in the slot. His skating issues are so far overblown, too. The kid skates just fine and has more than enough footspeed to keep up at any level.

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Sutters a great coach.. Sometimes not the best eye for talent. Ask the Calgary Flames.
So, you're saying you have a better eye for talent than a Stanley Cup winning NHL coach?

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