On This Date: Interview with player who scored first ever LA Kings goal

October 14, 1967 – On this date in hockey history the LA Kings made their official NHL debut. Several years ago MayorsManor was lucky enough to interview the man who scored the first goal in franchise history as part of that game. Today, we proudly share our discussion with Brian Kilrea once again…
Ottawa is a long way from Los Angeles.
Yet, [...]

On what should be opening night, Drew Doughty says he’s bored

If you weren’t bummed out by the NHL lockout just yet, things probably hit home today. Fans in Philadelphia, Colorado, Montreal and Calgary should be filling their local arenas tonight for the start of the 2012-13 NHL season. Yet as everybody knows, that isn’t happening.
Sadly, the Kings won’t be raising their Stanley Cup banner tomorrow [...]

Kings sign another top prospect to ELC – wait, did they?

If you read a scouting report on a young player that included comments like – high character individual, tough in the corners, strong physical presence, can play wing or forward – you’d probably be thinking, ‘Sounds just like the type of player Dean Lombardi would draft.’
If you then found out the kid was Russian, you [...]

Michael Schumacher looking to buck the odds with the LA Kings

In the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Draft the Kings selected 17-year old Michael Schumacher out of a junior league in Sweden. When you’re taken that late and from another continent, the reality is most people don’t know who are you.
Yet, only a few weeks later when he arrived in Los Angeles for the [...]

Andy Andreoff on Kings prospects Schumacher, Toffoli and Vey

If you’re looking at a list of the Kings top forward prospects and trying to guess which ones may be playing in LA in a few years, the names Andy Andreoff, Michael Schumacher, Tyler Toffoli and Linden Vey are most definitely going to be part of the discussion.
Yet, each brings something different to the table. [...]

Coaches evaluations following LA Kings Dev Camp

Now that the Kings have wrapped up their annual Development Camp, it’s time to see what some of the coaches and players thought of the experience. We’ll start off with Nelson Emerson (player development coach) and Kim Dillabaugh (goaltending coach). Then, in the next article, we’ll hear from several participants – including 2012 draftee Tomas [...]

LA Kings 2012 Dev Camp report with Tyler Toffoli

Prior to this weekend’s Development Camp we posted previews with LA Kings prospects JF Berube, Kevin Gravel and Jordan Weal. Now, we turn our attention to perhaps the top prospect in camp – forward Tyler Toffoli.
Drafted in the second round of the 2010 NHL Draft, Toffoli has been the reigning sniper in the Ontario Hockey [...]

The Hockey News gives LA Kings prospect pool a C+

This year’s edition of Future Watch, a special publication put out annually by the folks at The Hockey News, brings a mixed bag of information regarding the LA Kings prospect pool. First off, they gave the team an overall grade of C+, which is quite a drop off from the A- rating of last year.
However, [...]

If Murray goes, list of possible replacements for LA Kings

When a tweet appears from a Hall of Fame hockey writer saying ‘Kings may be preparing to fire Terry Murray as coach,’ you click the link.
And according to a report filed with the LA Times by Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman here late last night, that may be the course of action in progress at [...]

OHL vs. Russia – a Super Series report from Tyler Toffoli

On Thursday night, game three of the six-game Super Series took place in Ottawa. It’s an annual junior hockey showcase, featuring an All Star team from the three CHL junior leagues (WHL, OHL and QMJHL), each playing a pair of games against a Russian squad of similar aged players.
You can also think of it [...]