Rob Blake on Kings’ Signing of Brodzinski, Other Moves

It’s that time of the year, the period in which NHL clubs begin signing their college prospects. As reported earlier today, Kings Assistant GM Rob Blake was in Minnesota on Tuesday to meet with prized forward Jonny Brodzinski. Within an hour of returning to Los Angeles this afternoon, he was on the phone with MayorsManor, […]

One-on-One: Mike Futa on Sekera and Dealing Prospects

We continue our ongoing coverage of L.A.’s trade with Carolina by checking in with Mike Futa, Kings Vice President of Hockey Operations. As noted in our initial article following breaking the trade on twitter, Futa and the 28-year-old defenseman have a history together, going back to their days in the Ontario Hockey League. Here are […]

Blake on Kings Top Defensive Prospects and What’s Next

Building on our article yesterday with Manchester coach Mike Stothers, we went a little higher up the chain of command and connected with Rob Blake regarding Derek Forbort being called up. During our discussion with the Kings Assistant GM, he also worked in two other players recently named to the team’s Top 10 Prospects list. Additionally, […]

ENCORE: Rob Blake on How We Got To This Point

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A few months back, Rob Blake joined us for a rather candid chat about his career. Now, in honor of his jersey retirement tonight in Los Angeles, we proudly offer an encore presentation of that podcast. During the chat we covered every major story in his career and you’ll definitely want to hear […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Blake hate, Shore, Quick, Andreoff

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about all the latest topics surrounding the LA Kings, including some fans still holding onto a disdain for Rob Blake, how that might impact this weekend’s jersey retirement, what is wrong […]

Andreoff “a little shocked” over conditioning stint

For professional hockey players, the course to being an NHL regular is no easy feat. Even when you work hard enough and progress enough to make an NHL roster, there is no guarantee you will draw into the lineup on a nightly basis. This is a lesson that Andy Andreoff has had to learn the […]

PODCAST: Rob Blake on Eve of HHOF Induction

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Rob Blake, on the eve of his Hockey Hall of Fame induction, made sure to stop by MayorsManor for an extended lap around the rink. We covered every major story in his career and you’ll want to hear some of the things he shared. Among the highlights were – the truth behind what […]

Blake and Murray on MM rankings and Kings top prospects

As we try to do every year after posting the MayorsManor rankings of the top 10 prospects in the Kings organization, we attempt to loop back with several people in Dean Lombardi’s inner circle for some additional feedback on a few of the key players mentioned.
Last week, Kings assistant GM Rob Blake talked at length […]

Draft 2014 Recap: Michael Futa Conference Call

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 […]

Kings to interview top candidate for Machester head coach

So the Kings won the Stanley Cup, and everybody went on vacation, right?
Not so fast.
As if the organization doesn’t have enough on its plate of late – like getting new long-term contracts done for Matt Greene and Marian Gaborik – there is at least one other pressing item heating up on what should be an […]