Blake and Murray on MM rankings and Kings top prospects

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As we try to do every year after posting the MayorsManor rankings of the top 10 prospects in the Kings organization, we attempt to loop back with several people in Dean Lombardi’s inner circle for some additional feedback on a few of the key players mentioned.
Last week, Kings assistant GM Rob Blake talked at length [...]

Deslauriers checks in on way out of SoCal

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Nick Deslauriers, originally selected by Los Angeles in the third round (840th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, certainly spent plenty of time talking with us during his years as a Kings prospect. Last spring came a trade to Buffalo that caught many people off guard. In fact, it was only a few months after [...]

FREE REPLAY: The Mayor on TSN Radio with Kings-Oilers Preview

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Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven previewing tonight’s Kings – Oilers game on TSN Radio in Edmonton. Among the many topics discussed during the spot were an injury to Marian Gaborik, Mike Richards, the status of Jake Muzzin, plans for Brayden McNabb, Tyler Toffoli, and much more.
Give it a listen using the [...]

West Coast Bias with Fox, Bernstein, and Masters

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Guests Jim Fox, Dennis Bernstein, and Mark Masters joined us on West Coast Bias for the October 12, 2014 show on NHL Network Radio.
Fox helped us cover all the key issues surrounding the LA Kings after their first three games (including Jonathan Quick, Martin Jones, Jake Muzzin, Brayden McNabb, Slava Voynov, and Mike Richards – [...]

Nick Shore on confidence and upcoming season

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As one of three young centers, along with Jordan Weal and Nic Dowd, who lasted deep into training camp, it isn’t that far off to envision Nick Shore wearing a Kings jersey in the near future. The University of Denver alum excels on the defensive side of the puck, while still being able to produce [...]

The Mayor on NHL Radio: Kings v Sharks Preview, Game 1

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Enjoy the free replay below of “The Mayor” John Hoven guesting on Top Shelf Radio with Jimmy Murphy. In the segment that aired earlier today on NHL Network Radio, they previewed tonight’s Game 1 of the 2014-15 season between the Kings and Sharks.
To listen, you can use the player in this article or access all [...]

Kevin Gravel talks contract, message from Kings

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Very few players enjoy a journey filled with smooth sailing on their way to the to the NHL. Once seen on track to be a Rob Scuderi-like defenseman for the Kings, questions have been now raised over Kevin Gravel’s “compete” level.
In what can be interpreted as a challenge to the St. Cloud State alum, the [...]

Nick Ebert quotes after Kings def Ducks

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After being the very last player taken at the 2012 NHL Draft, defenseman Nick Ebert had nowhere to go but up. He made a favorable impression during a brief stint with the Ontario Reign the following year, but it was this past season where he really started to capture the attention of most people. Traded [...]

Kings Camp Preview: 7 Questions with Dman Andrew Bodnarchuk

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Even without suiting up for a single NHL game, one could argue that last season was a career best for Manchester Monarchs defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk. In his sixth professional season, the former Bruins draft pick put up 32 points, 12 more than his previous best of 20. On top of that, his +43 rating left [...]

Rookie Game 2: Zykov Shines Kings put away Coyotes

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A band of the Kings top prospects bounced back with a 3-1 win over the Coyotes rookies in their second meeting in two days at Gila River Arena on Wednesday after losing the previous meeting 4-1. The Kings came out hard and outmuscled the Coyotes to take control of the game and never really let [...]