Prospect Game Watch – Valentin Zykov

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

Rangers Brian Boyle still relishes opportunity to show off for Lombardi

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With three first round picks in hand entering the 2003 NHL Draft, then-Kings GM Dave Taylor and his staff headed to Nashville, Tennessee for the league’s annual event. Meanwhile, back home in LA, the team threw a lavish party for their season ticket holders.
Fast forward to the present and the Kings’ current roster features three [...]

Prediction Time – LA Kings 2013-14 opening night roster

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After all the hand-wringing and head-scratching that went on this summer over the Kings roster, it’s all about to become crystal clear in the next 48 hours. Some people will like the results, others won’t. Regardless, there are several tough choices ahead for GM Dean Lombardi, coach Darryl Sutter and their key lieutenants.
Based on everything we’ve [...]

Maxim Kitsyn: LA’s long-shot left wing

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It’s taken a while to get here, but the time is finally upon us. No, not the arrival of training camp – well, that too – but the pro debut of forward Maxim Kitsyn.
Originally selected by the Kings at the 2010 NHL Draft held at Staples Center, it’s been a long and winding road for [...]

Ned Colletti talks Dean Lombardi, Brian Burke – and cowboy boots

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Make no mistake about it, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti is a baseball guy. Heck, his job demands it. However, there’s no denying his ties to NHL hockey as well.
Back in March, Colletti shared some stories with us here about his friendship with Tony Granato, the Jarome Iginla trade, his relationship with Kings GM Dean Lombardi [...]

Done deal, Martin Jones has new two-year contract with Kings

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Sneaking into the Kings training facility just as the puck was about to drop on a rookie game Monday night probably wasn’t as easy as Martin Jones first figured.
That’s par for the course though when you travel through life standing 6-foot-4, people will notice you. Sporting an all black Toronto Blue Jays hat – again, maybe [...]

LIVE STREAM: Town Hall with Dean Lombardi from HockeyFest 2013

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Watch Kings GM Dean Lombardi and the player introductions live from HockeyFest 2013, courtesy of KingsVision…

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Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 pre-season rankings, numbers 1-5

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Now that you’ve had a chance to hopefully digest the first part of these rankings (posted here), where we looked at the lower half of the top 10, it’s time to get into the high rent district. This edition of our Kings pre-season prospect rankings features a new number one overall, another player who climbed six [...]

Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 pre-season rankings – Who’s the new number one?

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With summer behind us and players gearing up for camps all across North America, the start of the 2013-14 season is right around the corner. Thus, it’s time once again for our annual pre-season ranking of the LA Kings Top 10 Prospects.
Two years ago, Martin Jones topped the organization’s list, riding high after following up his performance as [...]

CONFIRMED: Kings have new deal in place with Kyle Clifford

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The latest piece to Dean Lombardi’s summer-long science project appears to be done. A source close to the situation has confirmed to MayorsManor that the Kings and forward Kyle Clifford have agreed upon a new contract.
With the return of the 22-year old left wing, the Kings would have a trio of toughness, as he will be [...]