Ron Hextall on MayorsManor rankings – talks Kings’ defensive prospects

Yesterday we posted the 2013 midseason prospect rankings for the LA Kings organization.
Now, Kings’ VP and Assistant GM Ron Hextall joins us to share some thoughts about two of the defensive players reviewed.  One of his key responsibilities is to oversee the Manchester Monarchs roster and he makes regular visits to the East Coast to keep close […]

Exclusive: MayorsManor on-ice interview with Ron Hextall

MayorsManor LA Kings Hextall

Several key factors contributed to the Kings winning the Stanley Cup, including trades for players like Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, plus the hiring of coach Darryl Sutter. However, a major area that can’t be overlooked is the development of younger players in Manchester. Here’s Kings VP and Assistant General Manager Ron Hextall with a […]

Brett Hextall ready to play his first game at Staples Center

Brett Hextall vs. the Kings (photo: CIKIRI)

During the Kings and Coyotes two-game Rookie Camp tournament last week, Brandon Kozun made the biggest impression on the management group and fans in Los Angeles.
Over on the other side, it was pretty hard not to notice Phoenix center Brett Hextall.
Sure, he’s the son of Kings executive Ron Hextall. […]

LA vs PHX – Thursday’s post-game notes and quotes

Kings v Coyotes Thursday (photo: J. Weinberg)

Brandon Kozun can rest a little easier.
Fresh off his rookie season in Manchester last year, he wasn’t talking like a player in a meaningless training camp game after Wednesday’s 8-7 loss to the Coyotes – where the Kings gave up five goals in the third period.
He was visibly upset […]

POLL: Looking forward to what at LA Kings HockeyFest?

HockeyFest 2011 is this Sunday and it marks the official end of summer…or more importantly, the return of hockey!
Now, I didn’t include ‘the announcement of Drew Doughty signing’ in the poll because I’ll assume that would be the winner – in a landslide.
Instead, selecting from the events actually on the schedule (published earlier today here), […]

LA Kings HockeyFest 2011 – schedule and past notes

For the third straight year, HockeyFest is on the move.
And if it’s anything like the prior two, this is a can’t miss event for Los Angeles Kings fans.
Each year the event has been tweaked slightly, largely based on feedback by fans and players attending the event.
What started out at LA Live in 2009, then moved […]

Mark Hardy talks about his desire to coach in Ontario

Following up on yesterday’s articles…
Reign President Justin Kemp said that former LA King Mark Hardy is on the short list of final candidates for the open head coaching position in Ontario (ECHL).
Here are some initial comments from a subsequent conversation I had with Hardy following my meeting with Kemp yesterday…
“I’d be honored to work for […]

Many frustrations for Ontario Reign President Justin Kemp

The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings (that’s their slogan), have been in the news quite a bit lately.
First, there were grumblings they were looking to create an affiliation with a second NHL team. This wasn’t completely shocking news, as their team President, Justin Kemp, gently voiced his desire to get more […]

Video Flashback – LA Kings hire head coach Terry Murray

On this day in 2008 Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi announced the hiring of the team’s 22nd head coach – Terry Murray.
Since then, the parade of former Flyers have continued to head west.
In Murray’s first year behind the bench the team went 34-37-11 and finished 14th in the NHL’s 15 team Western Conference.
Since then, […]

…And Now You’re Caught Up – April 4, 2011

Opening weekend of Major League Baseball, the Final Four, WrestleMania, a Kings game, the Stars-Ducks game and the list goes on – it was a busy sports weekend for some of you.
So, here are the top ten Kings-related stories you need to know about or may have missed…
* Defenseman Willie Mitchell has been selected as […]