Bodnarchuk crushing it at the hotel, putting the pedal down

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After the second round of cuts were made over the weekend, defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk is still hanging on at Kings camp in LA. Believed to be ticketed for Manchester at some point, he’s still clinging to the idea – read: confident – he can make Darryl Sutter’s team, despite the numbers suggesting otherwise.
Even though Nick [...]

Prospect Profile: Deslauriers learning from Greene, finding his identity

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In the Kings Top 10 Prospects article we released just before training camp opened, defenseman Nick Deslauriers found himself ranked eighth overall.  Curiously enough, one of the names mentioned in his evaluation at that time was Matt Greene.  Now, in the interview below, the 22-year old prospect reveals he’s been leaning on Greene heavily over the past [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: LA Kings Training Camp – Day 7

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The following photo gallery comes courtesy of David Sheehan, who’s work is often featured here on MayorsManor. He’s been a visible presence at TSC throughout Kings training camp and you can view more of his work here.
In this set, captured on Wednesday, you’ll see images of Andy Andreoff, Dan Carcillo, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, Anze [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – LA Kings season preview

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On Tuesday I joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we took a look at all the key issues surrounding the Kings heading into the 2013-14 NHL [...]

Coach Morris evaluates Kings prospects after Rookie Series vs ANA

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Raw quotes from coach Mark Morris following the Kings 3-2 win over Anaheim in Game 2 of their Rookie Series…
On Nick Shore:
“Nick’s game has really grown on me. I’ve come to appreciate how intelligent he is and he’s very reliable. I think that I first realized it when I saw him killing the 5-on-3 when [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: Kings v Ducks Rookie Game 1 in Anaheim

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Game 1 of the special two-game series between prospects from the Kings and Ducks took place in Anaheim on Saturday night, ending in a 6-1 victory for Los Angeles. Manchester Monarchs forwards Andy Andreoff and Tanner Pearson led the way offensively, each posting a pair of goals. In net, JF Berube was outstanding during his [...]

Line combos and expectations for Saturday’s Kings v Ducks Rookie Game

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No rest for the wicked. Rookie Camp opened on Wednesday with the dreaded Wingate test, then a few dozen Kings prospects hit the ice for two-a-day practices on Thursday and Friday…and now it’s game time!
Tonight in Anaheim, the Kings will face off with the Ducks in Game 1 of a series that will also involve a re-match Monday [...]

Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 pre-season rankings, numbers 1-5

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Now that you’ve had a chance to hopefully digest the first part of these rankings (posted here), where we looked at the lower half of the top 10, it’s time to get into the high rent district. This edition of our Kings pre-season prospect rankings features a new number one overall, another player who climbed six [...]

Final roster for Kings 2013 Rookie Camp and schedule info

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Two weeks ago we published a probable roster for the Kings 2013 edition of Rookie Camp, and now with the official list made available form the team, things look pretty much as expected.
The only real difference compared to what was previously posted is the late addition of defenseman Marcus McIvor – an invitee, which we [...]

Kings Rookie Camp starts Sept 4 – look at probable roster

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Earlier today we posted comments from Mike O’Connell, one of the LA Kings key management members responsible for developing the organization’s prospects. He shared thoughts on guys like Andy Andreoff, Derek Forbort and Michael Mersch.  Be sure to check it out if you missed it.
Now, like we did with Development Camp in July, below is a first [...]