‘Kempe is good enough to play in the NHL right now’ – LA Kings Top Scout

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Loyal readers of MayorsManor are very familiar with Mark Yanetti. As Director of Amateur Scouting for the Los Angeles Kings, he has his finger on the pulse of the team’s prospects like few others. His job, in a nutshell, is to help the team find the prospects they draft (or sign via free agents if […]

AHL President Evaluates West Coast Moves and Future Possibilities

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Two years ago, MayorsManor first broke news of the Kings’ plans to move their AHL affiliate to Southern California. In the months following, we continued to cover the story, with several other teams joining the AHL’s West Coast invasion. Now, midway through the first season of actual games being played in California, league President and […]

Jarret Stoll Feeling Many Things; Returning for First Game vs Kings

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Each player has a story. For some, it’s an ever-evolving one. And while the final chapter covering Jarret Stoll’s NHL playing career has yet to be written, one could argue the meat of his tale has perhaps already been written. Prior to two Stanley Cup victories as a member of the Los Angeles Kings, his […]

Biz Nasty 3.0: Paul Bissonnette’s New, Slightly Lower Profile

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September 23, 2010 – Paul Bissonnette still remembers the preseason game. If you got jumped by Kyle Clifford, you would too. “He did what he had to do,” says the 30 year-old-forward, with a restrained snarl. He wanted to square off. Clifford, a rookie who wore number 64 at that time, wanted to get in […]

Hoven on NHL Radio: Kopitar Contract, Lucic Extension, Kings Prospects

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio from earlier today, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a myriad of Kings related topics, most notably: details surrounding Anze Kopitar’s new contract, the impact it may have on Dustin Brown’s future in Los Angeles, a […]

Lombardi on Why He Made the Trade with Flyers and Why Now

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Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings’ acquisition of defenseman Luke Schenn and center Vincent Lecavalier from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for prospect Jordan Weal and a 2016 third-round draft pick, we joined a media conference call with GM Dean Lombardi, where he shared the following comments…
On what he sees in Lecavalier and Schenn:
“We […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on Sportsnet, Talking Kings-Flyers Trade and Next Moves

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio with Rob Kerr earlier today, where they discussed the Kings-Flyers trade, Luke Schenn, Jordan Weal, Vincent Lecavalier upcoming retirement, Anze Kopitar’s contract status, Dean Lombardi, Milan Lucic heading into free agency, Dustin Brown’s potential future in Los Angeles, the 2017 NHL All Star […]

Postgame Quotes: Ontario Struggles to Score and is Swept by Charlotte

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Following a 2-0 loss on Sunday to the visiting Charlotte Checkers, who completed a two game weekend sweep of the Reign, Ontario has now dropped three straight games for the first time this season. It was also their second time being shutout this year. Power play struggles aside, this team has mustered up just eight […]

Unlike Whitney, Doan Has No Problems with NHL Youngsters

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With the NHL’s annual holiday break officially over, the Kings are in Phoenix tonight to face a familiar foe in Shane Doan and his Arizona Coyotes. Long the face of Phoenix hockey, the 39-year-old veteran is experiencing a bit of a renaissance prior to wrapping up his illustrious career. Not only are the Coyotes fighting […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio talking LA Kings Trade Scenarios

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Sunday night, host Jonathan Davis welcomed John Hoven back to the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio to discuss several trade scenarios involving the Los Angeles Kings. Among the players discussed were: Anze Kopitar, Tyler Toffoli, Dwight King, Michael Mersch, Adrian Kenmpe, Valentin Zykov, Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin, Brayden McNabb, Trevor Lewis, and more.
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