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PODCAST: 1-on-1 with Rasmus Kupari; Kaliyev will be 'One of the Best'

Kupari discusses his debut with the Ontario Reign, Scott Wheeler on Arthur Kaliyev, and Cat Silverman breaks down footage of the LA Kings defense

by Jesse Cohen @KingsMenPodcast /

The Athletic's Scott Wheeler joins All the Kings Men to discuss his recent article on LA Kings prospect Arthur Kaliyev.

Wheeler spoke to Kaliyev's coaches, members of the Kings development staff and Kaliyev himself for the article, including the eye-catching quote from Hamilton Bulldogs Head Coach Vince Laise where he declared "I have no question that when Arty is 23 years old, he'll be one of the best players in the world."

The topics range from his development as a player, to his presence in the locker room and his experience at the NHL Draft.

Later in the episode, 2018 First Round Draft Pick Rasmus Kupari joins to discuss his start of the season, the similarities between Kotka and Los Angeles, and how he's adapting to a smaller ice surface in North America.

The Finnish forward has already racked up a goal and an assist in his first two games for the Ontario Reign.

Tweet from @LAKings: Rasmus Kupari scores his first professional goal in his first ever game with the @OntarioReign 🙌Bonus assist goes to @Matt_Luff25 for making sure to grab the very special souvenir for Kupari 🤗

Finally, goalie expert Cat Silverman breaks down the film of every goal allowed by the Kings in their match-ups against the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks.

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