Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Mikey Anderson

Thus far, nearly everything we’ve told you about defenseman Mikey Anderson since he was selected by the LA Kings in 2017 has played out as described.
He played for USA at the 2018 World Junior Championships, despite being one of the youngest guys on the team.
One year later, he returned, this time as captain, and played […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Tobias Bjornfot

Stop reading this.
No, seriously. Stop reading this right now.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath. Even do yourself a favor – take one more deep breath just for good measure.
We know the struggle is real, but hockey is almost here. It’s nearly that time again.
With the NHL Rookie Faceoff event in Irvine just a few […]

Anderson Fully Committed to Future with LA Kings

At the moment, you’d be hard pressed to find a recent LA Kings draft pick with more momentum than Mikey Anderson. Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the organization just a few months ago, the 19-year-old defenseman recently signed his three-year Entry Level Contract and is now officially a pro hockey player. This comes […]

‘Perfect Storm’ Stirs Up Bad Memories For O’Donnell

History has a strange way of repeating itself.
Today marks the anniversary of one of the most infamous moments in LA Kings playoff history. From a disappointment standpoint, it likely only rivals what went down in Game 2 of the 1993 Stanley Cup Final. Thus, this article could have simply been a fun look back at […]

Gabe Vilardi Notebook: Pro Debut Thoughts, And Not Expected in LA Until 2019

Nobody needs to overreact. Gabe Vilardi has now played one professional hockey game.
Even so, ‘encouraging’ would be a vast understatement when describing the importance of seeing a 19-year-old forward make his AHL debut on Thursday.
Originally selected in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft by Los Angeles, Vilardi has been one of the most […]

Akil Thomas: Moving From Kings Fan to Kings Prospect

“After they won those two Cups, I became a Kings fan,” Akil Thomas told us recently.
Selected in the second round of this year’s NHL Entry Draft, Thomas is among a group of prospects arriving in Los Angeles for Rookie Camp this week, all sharing at least one thing in common – they grew up only […]

Kings of the Roundtable 2018, Episode 3 – Carter, Toffoli, and the Pacific Division Race

Did you enjoy Episode 2, where we talked Voynov, Kovalchuk, and Kempe? Well, we’re not even close to being done yet.
For those just catching up, MayorsManor and The Fourth Period have once again partnered to bring you an in-depth look at the Kings, both on and off the ice. Along with Dennis Bernstein, Senior […]

2017 NHL DRAFT PREVIEW: Blake and Yannetti on Kings Philosophy and Needs

Everything still has a feeling of newness surrounding the LA Kings organization. While their Vegas brethren have been dominating most of the headlines this week, that is likely to change quickly as the spotlight now turns toward the 2017 NHL Draft.
GM Rob Blake held a media call early Thursday to share a few thoughts about […]

VIDEO: Kings of the Roundtable – Episode 4, Championship Window Closing

Has the LA Kings’ championship window closed? Is a roster rebuild necessary? Who should play with Anze Kopitar next season? What trades or free agent signings should the team explore this summer? These are just some of the questions answered in Kings of the Roundtable, Episode 4.
MayorsManor and The Fourth Period partnered to bring you […]

Problem Identified: What the LA Kings Have Been Missing for Three Years

Since 2014, coming off a run that included two Stanley Cup parades in three years, the Los Angeles Kings have been plagued with constant questions surrounding what’s gone wrong. Theories have ranged from the loss of defenseman Slava Voynov to bad trades, from injuries to bad contracts, from a coach unwilling (or unable) to change […]