Adding Weight to the Doughty vs. Stamkos Debate

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How to properly select players at the NHL Draft can easily become an endless debate. Should a team draft by position? Draft the best available player? Is size important? Dozens of other questions can enter the discussion, many without clear answers. At least one thing is clear though, evaluating a team’s success or failure at [...]

Kings Dev Camp Wrap-up with Notes From Scrimmage

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With the Kings Development Camp officially wrapped up, summer is now in full swing. Some prospects will likely still be in Los Angeles this month and even at different times next month, for voluntary workouts – and, judging from their annual twitter pics, many of them sure do love the beach. Friday’s morning sessions at [...]

KHL vs. Kings – Update on Prokhorkin Contract Situation

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The curious case of Nicolai Prokhorkin continues to advance at the slow and methodical pace of complicated board game.
For those unfamiliar with the situation, he was originally drafted by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft. A few months later he began the 2012-13 season in Manchester, with the Kings top [...]

Kings 2014 Development Camp Preview

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Per the annual summer tradition, nearly all of the Kings top prospects will be descending upon Los Angeles this weekend, in advance of the team’s Development Camp – that is set to open Monday at their training facility in El Segundo.
While the official roster will be available later in the week, below is the list [...]

Kings re-sign UFA defenseman Jeff Schultz

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On the eve of Free Agency officially beginning in the NHL, the LA Kings have added a little bit of depth to their blueline. Last summer, with Rob Scuderi about to depart to another team and Willie Mitchell’s future very much in doubt, Kings GM Dean Lombardi moved quickly to sign Jeff Schultz, who had [...]

Blake, Yannetti talk trading Vey and on 2nd round picks

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With the 2014 NHL Draft done and wrapped up, Rob Blake and Mark Yannetti spoke directly with MayorsManor about trading Linden Vey and the two prospects LA drafted in the second round. Check out their comments below…
Blake, on trading Vey to move up in the second round rather than trading picks:
“Well, I think if you [...]

Draft 2014 Recap: Michael Futa Conference Call

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After the draft concluded, Vice President of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel had a press conference over the phone with reporters.
Q: You went pretty heavy on defense early today, is this by design?
It was by design to a certain extent. I mean, we were certain that the best player were were looking [...]

Draft 2014: Kings Sixth Round Pick, Matt Mistele

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The final pick of the sixth round and the second selection of the round for the Los Angeles Kings, the Kings took left winger Matt Mistele of the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League. Mistele had a fantastic rookie year with the Whalers with 34 goals and 26 assists but his numbers dropped [...]

Roland McKeown on being drafted by Los Angeles

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What’s the feeling like to be drafted?
It’s just an amazing feeling, today going into the day I did not know what to expect and even yesterday. To be picked by the Kings, such a special organization, Stanley Cup Champions in the last couple years. It’s an amazing feeling.
Some people expected you to go in the [...]

Kings Trade Linden Vey to Vancouver for Pick 50, Take Roland McKeown

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General Manager Dean Lombardi traded Linden Vey to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for the 50th overall pick and then selected defenseman Roland McKeown from the Kingston Frontenacs.
Earlier this year, Vey was the highest rated prospect in the Kings system. If he makes the Canucks roster, Vey will be reunited with his former junior coach [...]