LA Kings 2014 prospect rankings – the top three

This final article in our Mid-Season Prospect Rankings series is going up a little later than first expected. We could blame the outdoor game in LA, the Olympic break, the trade deadline, or a myriad of other events as the prime culprits for its tardiness. Honestly, would you even care? Probably not. All you really [...]

Kings prospect Kevin Gravel talks potential contract, pro debut

It isn’t often defensive-defenseman receive a lot of fanfare. Under Dean Lombardi’s tenure, the Kings have not developed any of their own, unless you count the departed Davis Drewiske or Peter Harrold.
Kevin Gravel, the fourth rated Kings prospect according to MayorsManor, looks to be the first to change that.
After four seasons at St. Cloud State [...]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – top defensemen

If you’ve landed on this article without reading the two previous entires in the series, you’re sort of joining the movie mid-way though. So, you may want to go back and catch up.
Twice a year we publish the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. Our multi-part look at the team’s top young talent has become [...]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – the countdown begins

As the NHL trade season heats up, it’s always a good time to check in on the Kings top prospects. Which players are moving up our rankings, and how are the overall skills developing at various positions throughout the organization? Those are certainly important questions to answer as general managers like Dean Lombardi evaluate their [...]

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 [...]

AHL: Vey scores, Monarchs struggle in loss

While the Manchester Monarchs sit atop the AHL standings, the team has yet to find an answer for the St. John’s IceCaps. The primary affiliates of the Winnipeg Jets have held the Monarchs to a modest 3-6 record in nine games played between the division rivals, after a disappointing 3-1 loss on Saturday.
After the Monarchs [...]

Prospect Game Watch – Bartosak stars in Teddy Bear Toss Night

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hudson Fasching: the Kings’ too-cool-for-school college prospect

When NHL teams hold their annual Development Camps each summer, it’s usually the first chance for most people to get an up close look at players that have just been drafted. This past July there was one notable omission from the Kings’ roster, 17-year-old Hudson Fasching. The Burnsville, MN native had been selected in the [...]

Prospect Game Watch – Kings’ youngest player off to hot start

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 [...]