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 […]

College FA Spencer Foo on the Process of Selecting His NHL Team

In an off-season of promised change, the LA Kings have already made several announcements supporting their claims. From a new General Manager to a new head coach, the organization is under a bit of a remodel at the moment. One thing remaining constant, though, is the team’s commitment to developing young players. For more than […]

Blake on What’s Ahead for Kopitar, Gaborik, Lombardi, Iginla

More from LA Kings General Manager Rob Blake following today’s press conference to introduce John Stevens as the team’s new head coach…
— PART ONE OF THIS INTERVIEW POSTED HERE —
Blake on if Gaborik will be bought out:
“Will he get a buy out? No.”
On if not buying out Gaborik was a decision he has already decided […]

Rob Blake on How and Why John Stevens Was Promoted

Following today’s LA Kings press conference to announce John Stevens as the team’s new head coach, General Manager Rob Blake shared a plethora of additional insight into how and why the promotion occurred:
Blake on finding a head coach right away:
“Well, I think I’ve experienced it first hand, which goes a long way. Also, the experience […]

The Final Interview: Darryl Sutter on the How and Why of Being Fired, plus What Lies Ahead

When all was said and done, Darryl Sutter remained Darryl Sutter right up until the very end… and even beyond.
Just days removed from being fired in Los Angeles, he was back in a very familiar setting – about an hour outside of downtown, watching the Kings AHL affiliate in Ontario. Unlike previous visits, which provided […]

Doan Shares Kings Memories Prior to (Likely) Last Game at Staples

For more than 20 years, Shane Doan has been terrorizing the Los Angeles Kings. In so many ways, he’s the last of a dying breed – whether talking about a true power forward in the NHL or a player who stays his entire career with one team. The 40-year-old Canadian is truly something special.
We’ve been […]