LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – honorable mention

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

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

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

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?

“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

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 [...]

Monarchs post-game notes and more exclusive photos from camp

On the MayorsManor show this past Thursday, Manchester Monarchs coach Mark Morris said he was looking for the trio of Kings players in camp with the Monarchs – Andrei Loktionov, Jordan Nolan and Slava Voynov – to show the younger players what it takes to win.
After last night’s 2-0 win in their first pre-season game, [...]

Updating the situation involving Kings prospect Nikolay Prokhorkin

Recently, MayorsManor brought you the exclusive scoop on a confusing contract situation involving Kings 2012 draft pick Nikolay Prokhorkin (full story linked here).
In brief, LA signed the highly skilled Russian forward to a standard Entry Level Contract – under the assumption that he was free of all other commitments.  Soon thereafter they were notified by the KHL [...]

Monarchs Training Camp – exclusive photos, Voynov update, etc.

There might not be any training camp news coming out of Los Angeles at the moment, however things are starting to heat up on the other side of the country.
In advance of the AHL season getting underway soon, the Manchester Monarchs opened camp this weekend and dozens of Kings prospects took to the ice yesterday.  [...]