LA Kings 2014-15 Preseason Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mention

Ebert King by Mike Zampelli

In what has become one of our most-viewed series of articles over the past few years, it is time once again for a new edition of the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. The content provided here has become almost the bible of prospect information, as we share all the latest thinking on the team’s […]

KHL vs. Kings – Update on Prokhorkin Contract Situation

Prokhorkin at 2012 draft

The curious case of Nicolai Prokhorkin continues to advance at the slow and methodical pace of complicated board game.
For those unfamiliar with the situation, he was originally drafted by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft. A few months later he began the 2012-13 season in Manchester, with the Kings top […]

Contract updates on five LA Kings prospects

Kings Prospects - Contracts

Perhaps lost in the shuffle of the NHL being shut down back in September 2012, due to a lockout, was a rather interesting story surrounding one of the Kings key prospects at forward.
We began the tale a few months prior. Just after the Kings won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, GM Dean Lombardi […]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – honorable mention

Weal Jordan

Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where we go for a deep dive on the top prospects in the LA Kings organization.
Before we begin though, let’s bring new readers up to speed a bit. Now, some might view this as bragging or tooting our own horn, but we prefer to think of it […]

Progress Reports on LA Kings Prospects, December 2013

Ebert Nick LA Kings camp

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 […]

Prospect Game Watch – Nikolai Prokhorkin

Nikolay Prokhorkin CSKA KHL MayorsManor Kings

Timing is everything in life, even in the game of hockey.
Last Tuesday, Kings’ prospect Nikolai Prokhorkin celebrated his 20th birthday in grand style by posting a four point night in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) – racking up three goals and one assist.
MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter, who will be providing commentary on various prospects throughout the upcoming season, […]

What to expect from the LA Kings at the 2013 NHL Draft

NHL Draft 2013 Kings

After sitting through a very boring fall, where the NHL didn’t play any games in October, November or December – things have been moving along at a fairly break-neck pace ever since.
First came 48 games in 99 days, then the post-season, the NHL Awards (well, sort of), the crowning of a new champion…and now, this […]

Prospect Nikolay Prokhorkin headed back to Russia – or is he?

Nikolay Prokhorkin CSKA KHL MayorsManor Kings

“Just when they think they have the answers, I change the questions!” – Roddy Piper, circa 1985.
Whoever writes those great Russian spy novels needs to start documenting the ongoing case of Nikolay Prokhorkin. Selected by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft, his story is one of intrigue, mystery, disagreements, confusion […]

Monarchs finish the pre-season undefeated, Voynov on fire

Voynov at Kings practice - by Sheehan

The competition and level of play in the AHL – already second best in North America – is expected to be a notch or two above normal when the season kicks off later this week, as most clubs stand to benefit greatly from the NHL lockout.
Just a few days ago, coach Mark Morris told us he thinks this might be the most […]