Second wave of Kings prospects joining Black Aces

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Yesterday we posted an article highlighting six players coming to Los Angeles to serve as this year’s Black Aces (a practice squad that NHL teams often use during the post-season). That initial list was comprised of forwards Colin Fraser and Linden Vey, defensemen Andrew Bodnarchuk, Andrew Campbell, and Brayden McNabb, along with goalie J.F. Berube. [...]

AHL: Monarchs lose critical home game, head to Norfolk tied at 1

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When the AHL playoff schedule was announced, many were baffled as to why the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Manchester Monarchs, were slated to only have two games at home in the opening round. Normally, the higher seed is given the choice to start the best-of-five opening round series with two games at [...]

AHL: Monarchs shut out as three LA prospects make pro debut

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Heading into Friday’s game, the Manchester Monarchs had only seven regular season games remaining before their pursuit of the Calder Cup really begins. Having already locked up a spot in the postseason, these last few games will likely serve as a tuneup to fix any deficiencies and be at the top of their game for [...]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings, Sharks, Muzzin, Martinez, Dowd

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On this week’s edition of Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio with Boomer Gordon we looked ahead to the likely playoff match-up between the Kings and Sharks. Plus we talked about the play of Jake Muzzin, Alec Martinez emerging from the dog house, Anze Kopitar getting Selke Trophy consideration, the addition of Marian Gaborik, Jonathan Quick, [...]

Four Kings prospects set to square off on TV

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It isn’t often you can watch four LA Kings prospects play on TV, but tonight is one of the rare exceptions. Better yet, you’ll be able to see two of the Kings top 10 prospects – one on defense and one at forward.
CBS Sports Network (DirecTV 221, Dish 152) is the place to be tonight [...]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – the countdown begins

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As the NHL trade season heats up, it’s always a good time to check in on the Kings top prospects. Which players are moving up our rankings, and how are the overall skills developing at various positions throughout the organization? Those are certainly important questions to answer as general managers like Dean Lombardi evaluate their [...]

Progress Reports on LA Kings Prospects, December 2013

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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 usually spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on [...]

LA Kings Prospects – early season progress reports

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 usually spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on [...]

Peer Evaluations – Kings college prospects talk about each other

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Using a slight twist on our popular Word Association articles, where we have NHL players talk about their opponents, here we asked some of the Kings prospects who play college hockey to evaluate their peers.
Involved in the conversations were:
Jonny Brodzinski – forward, St. Cloud State University – fifth round pick in 2013
Nic Dowd – center, [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Jonny Brodzinski

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When you score 22 goals as a freshman, fifth best in the country, it’s hard not to get noticed. NHL scouts tend to sit up and take notice. So, St. Cloud State’s Jonny Brodzinski had a good feeling heading into this year’s NHL Draft.  However, being selected by the Kings in the fifth round was [...]