Loktionov talks Hextall, Kozun and other Kings prospects

Loktionov preseason goal (photo: M. Zampelli)

The Russians are coming. It’s the story that’s dominated the Kings headlines in most places the last few days.
Slava Voynov and Andrei Loktionov, both drafted by the Kings in the 2008 NHL Draft, were recalled from Manchester (AHL) in separate transactions about 24 hours apart.
Following practice yesterday, we spoke [...]

Slava Voynov… The LA Kings Savior?

Slava Voynov in LA (photo: C. Ikiri)

With Slava Voynov and Andrei Loktionov back in town this week, it was time to brush up on my Russian translation skills.
I called up old friend Alexander Frolov first, but his number had been changed. When I dialed up Vitali Yachmenev next, he just wanted to talk about playing [...]

The Russians are invading LA – are you prepared?

The Kings will have have a new injection of Eastern European blood when they take the ice on Wednesday night against the visiting Anaheim Ducks.
Two of LA’s top prospects were recalled today – forward Andrei Loktionov and defenseman Slava Voynov. Both were born in Russia and drafted by the Kings in the 2008 NHL [...]

Los Angeles Kings Prospect Report – November 10, 2011

It’s been another busy week for the LA Kings prospects. This time around, we have an almost broken foot, some expanding facial hair, a Russian invasion and much more. Take a look…
Manchester Monarchs
It was another rough weekend for the Monarchs, as they went 1-2 in their back-to-back-to-back games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. [...]

Los Angeles Kings Prospect Report – November 2, 2011

So, what’s been going on with the LA Kings prospects since we checked in last week? Let’s take a look around North America at the various levels of hockey…and as an added bonus, this week’s report includes some quotes from a goaltender selected at the 2009 NHL Draft and a defenseman taken in 2010.
Manchester [...]

Checking in with Linden Vey – talks first pro goal

Linden Vey in Manchester (photo: S. Babineau)

Earlier this summer on MayorsManor, Kings prospect Brandon Kozun spoke about the humbling experience of moving from the WHL – where he was big man on campus – to being a rookie in the AHL last year.
Now, fresh off of scoring more points than any other player in all [...]

Murray calls Voynov ‘a man,’ plans to play him big minutes

The last time the Kings played at Staples Center was Sunday, September 25th.
Slava Voynov – the only Kings defenseman to play in every possible pre-season game last month – was paired with Willie Mitchell that night. He went on to make the trip with the team to Europe. However, he was eventually was [...]

LA Kings trade for a kid with more questions than answers

So, Kings GM Dean Lombardi made another trade with the Philadelphia Flyers today. At least that’s how it’s going to read in some places. Yet, there is so much more to this deal. Or is there?
Jammed by the salary cap and total number of player contracts under contract, the Flyers needed a [...]

Saturday cuts – LA Kings send three more to Manchester

The pruning of the Los Angeles Kings 2011 training cam roster continues.
Three players are on their way back to Manchester (AHL) – defensemen Andrew Campbell and Thomas Hickey, along with left wing Dwight King.
This has to be good news for Russian defeseman Slava Voynov, who is hoping to join the team on their season opening [...]

LA Kings trim two more from training camp roster

The Kings have announced two more players being cut from training camp in LA and reassigned back to Manchester (AHL).
Forward Justin Azevedo, who played in his third pre-season game last night in Colorado, is headed back to the Monarchs – where he played 79 games last season. The 5-foot-7 forward was originally selected by [...]