Yannetti on 17-year-old Jacob Moverare, Kings 2016 Draft Pick

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Over the past few years, we have noted several times our collective opinions of the work done by the Kings scouting and development staffs. Specifically, two of the people we enjoy talking with the most are Mike Futa and Mark Yannetti. Since GM Dean Lombardi took over the team in 2006, they have been a […]

Dev Camp Preview with Mikey Eyssimont, Kings 2016 Draft Pick

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It’s been a whirlwind week for Mikey Eyssimont. The Colorado native was just drafted by the Kings last Saturday and now he finds himself in Los Angeles for the team’s annual Development Camp. With only one year of college experience under his belt – and expected to play a big role this upcoming season at […]

Brown on Losing the Captaincy; Not Your Typical Conference Call

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Dustin Brown met with the media today via a conference call to share his thoughts on no longer being captain of the Los Angeles Kings… and to say he was extremely candid would be more than understatement.
Partial opening comment on no longer being the captain:
“There are a lot of emotions [that come with this]. […]

UPDATED: LA Kings 2016 Development Camp Roster Info

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As July 1st quickly approaches, most of the hockey world is discussing free agency. Simultaneously, we’re also just a few days away from the other annual summer tradition, Development Camp. In fact, dozens of the Kings top prospects will be arriving in Los Angeles over the weekend, with on-ice activity expected to begin on Monday […]

LA Kings Salary Cap Update After Trevor Lewis Signing, Next Steps

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Kings GM Dean Lombardi and VP/capologist Jeff Solomon have been working overtime the past week and it’s helped bring some initial clarity to the team’s salary cap situation. After the signing of forward Trevor Lewis to a four-year, $8M deal, here is how things most likely look for the 2016-17 roster (at the moment):
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Scouting Report: RD4, Kings Select Dman Jacob Moverare

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With their second selection in the 2016 NHL Draft (112th overall), the Los Angeles Kings have added Swedish defenseman Jacob Moverare, who is just 17-years-old and stands 6-foot-2.
Here is what the International Scouting Service had to say in their annual Draft Guide:
Skill: Good size defenseman that plays simple game. Good stick and body positioning defensively. […]

Scouting Report: RD2, Kings Select Dman Kale Clague

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Despite having only four picks to work with entering Saturday’s second day of the NHL Draft, the Kings opted to use their first selection of the weekend (51st overall) to take WHL defenseman Kale Clague of the Brandon Wheat Kings. He’s a 5-foot-11 blueliner who is said to have great offensive instincts and a big […]

UPDATED: Potential Blueline Help for LA Kings via Trade

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Building on Thursday’s Draft Preview article, where John Hoven detailed the Kings plans heading into the weekend, let’s now dig a little deeper into the team’s potential search for a young defenseman with NHL experience. While some onlookers will be quick to point out that Los Angeles already has Derek Forbort and Kevin Gravel in […]

LA Kings 2016 NHL Draft and Trade Predictions

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Predicting what will happen over NHL Draft weekend is perhaps as challenging as coming up with the Trifecta at Santa Anita on any given weekend. Even last year, when the Kings plans going in were well documented here on MayorsManor – after being confirmed by multiple sources within the organization – all it took was […]

Dean Lombardi on Lucic Talks, Kings Prospects, Backup Goaltending

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Following Thursday’s official announcement of Anze Kopitar being named the next captain of the Los Angeles Kings, GM Dean Lombardi held a conference call for members of the media. Below are some quick notes on thoughts he shared on a myriad of other topics…
Are you more or less optimistic about Lucic returning as talks […]