Gasper and Anze still setting people straight on the Kopitar Bros

It’s easy for some to watch the above video clip and begin wondering if there’s another Slovenian Sniper on his way up through the LA Kings system. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
First off, Gasper Kopitar is signed to an ECHL-only deal with the Ontario Reign, so he’s not even Kings property. [...]

So why was Linden Vey scratched in Manchester again?

Fresh on the heels of being a healthy scratch last week (for not notifying anybody he’d be late returning back after the Christmas break), the Kings top prospect at center, Linden Vey, found himself out of the line-up once again on Saturday night.
Despite the absence of one of their top offensive threats, Manchester went on [...]

San Jose Sharks 32-year-old rookie does it again

From college hockey in Calgary to the ECHL to the AHL, forward Bracken Kearns just kept plugging away. Brought up to the NHL for just one game last season, he knew he wanted to get back there. So, perhaps he was trying to prove a point with the Sharks’ AHL affiliate in Worcester, where he [...]

Linden Vey reflects on time in LA, had help from surprising veteran

Center Linden Vey, who entered the season ranked third among the Kings’ Top Ten Prospects, was a healthy scratch back in Manchester on Thursday. From what we gathered, he left town for Christmas and ran into some travel troubles returning to Manchester in time for the morning skate. Although that’s understandale at this time of [...]

Ray Whitney weighs in on the dirtiness of Dustin Brown

Nearly every year, a familiar theme has a tendency to work its way through the NHL season and become the story. A few years ago it was the success of inexpensive goaltenders. Many moons ago it was the influence of European players. Among the early leaders for Story of the Year in the 2013-14 campaign [...]

Tyler Toffoli after LA Kings 4-1 win over San Jose Sharks

Tyler Toffoli continues to shine for the Kings. On Tuesday night vs. the Sharks he set up the first goal of the game and scored the second, finishing the night as a plus-2 with a team-high five shots on goal. Perhaps even more amazing is six other LA forwards had more ice time [...]

Prospect Game Watch – Bartosak stars in Teddy Bear Toss Night

The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on the [...]

Kings and Oilers talking up Martin Jones after 3-0 LA win

On the back of rookie goalie Martin Jones, the LA Kings just keep rolling along. With a 3-0 shutout on home ice, he became the first netminder in franchise history to start his NHL career 6-0-0. That stretch also includes three shutouts.
Overall, Darryl Sutter’s club is 14-2-4 in their last 20 games, which is a [...]

AHL: Pearson’s first pro hat trick propels Monarchs to win

Injuries can easily ravage a team’s season, but don’t tell that to the Manchester Monarchs. Despite continual carnage that the Hockey Gods have bestowed upon the Los Angeles Kings’ primary affiliate over the past few months, coach Mark Morris and crew have continually found ways to win.
Still missing several regular players from their lineup, they [...]

CONTEST: Win a free NHL Fathead via West Coast Bias

Coming up on this weekend’s edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio (SiriusXM), we’ll be announcing¬†our end-of-year contest. In partnership with Fathead, West Coast Bias will be giving away three NHL Fatheads between now and December 31st. Each week, beginning this Sunday, one lucky listener will win the opportunity to select the Fathead [...]