MayorsManor: What line-up the LA Kings should use, not what it will be

Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to read the article put up over the weekend predicting what moves the Kings would be making to get down to the maximum roster size of 23 players. Perhaps the most common question asked this week is how/why Tyler Toffoli didn’t make the final list.
It’s explained in that [...]

Prediction Time – LA Kings 2013-14 opening night roster

After all the hand-wringing and head-scratching that went on this summer over the Kings roster, it’s all about to become crystal clear in the next 48 hours. Some people will like the results, others won’t. Regardless, there are several tough choices ahead for GM Dean Lombardi, coach Darryl Sutter and their key lieutenants.
Based on everything we’ve [...]

Kings split-squad rosters for games vs Coyotes

Coach Darryl Sutter announced on Saturday that Dustin Brown, Willie Mitchell and Jonathan Quick will not play in either of the Kings two games scheduled for tonight. Below are the rosters for the split-squad games vs. Phoenix.
Game in Los Angeles:
FORWARDS
SKATERS
10 C Mike Richards
11 C Anze Kopitar
13 L Kyle Clifford
14 R [...]

Line combos and notes for Monday’s Kings v Ducks Rookie Game

Tonight’s second and final game between prospects from the Kings and Ducks is scheduled to start at 6pm. If you missed our full recap of Game 1 – including a photo gallery, fight videos and post-game quotes – click here to check it out now.
As for the re-match, the Kings are making several roster changes, [...]

Line combos and expectations for Saturday’s Kings v Ducks Rookie Game

No rest for the wicked. Rookie Camp opened on Wednesday with the dreaded Wingate test, then a few dozen Kings prospects hit the ice for two-a-day practices on Thursday and Friday…and now it’s game time!
Tonight in Anaheim, the Kings will face off with the Ducks in Game 1 of a series that will also involve a re-match Monday [...]

Final roster for Kings 2013 Rookie Camp and schedule info

Two weeks ago we published a probable roster for the Kings 2013 edition of Rookie Camp, and now with the official list made available form the team, things look pretty much as expected.
The only real difference compared to what was previously posted is the late addition of defenseman Marcus McIvor – an invitee, which we [...]

Martin Jones holdout officially under way, plus Mathieu Garon headed to LA

According to LAX security footage and various flight manifests, all of the Kings prospects have safely arrived in Los Angeles for Rookie Camp, minus just one name.  Per hotel records, the others have checked in and are eagerly awaiting their physicals and conditioning tests tomorrow.
Goaltender Martin Jones is the lone player not in town, thus [...]

Kings Rookie Camp starts Sept 4 – look at probable roster

Earlier today we posted comments from Mike O’Connell, one of the LA Kings key management members responsible for developing the organization’s prospects. He shared thoughts on guys like Andy Andreoff, Derek Forbort and Michael Mersch.  Be sure to check it out if you missed it.
Now, like we did with Development Camp in July, below is a first [...]

Updated: LA Kings Development Camp Roster – July 2013

Earlier this week we posted a preliminary roster for the Kings’ upcoming Development Camp and it was pretty much dead on with today’s official release – with one notable exception, Tyler Toffoli is coming.
The list also confirms what MayorsManor first reported in May, the Kings were planning on signing 2010 draft pick Maxim Kitsyn right [...]

LA Kings final roster, scratches and line combos for home opener

Final rosters were due to the NHL this afternoon. It has now been confirmed, Anze Kopitar and Willie Mitchell will start the year as injured non-roster players..
That leaves the Kings initial 23-man roster as follows:
Forwards – Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford, Colin Fraser, Simon Gagne. Dwight King, Trevor Lewis, Jordan Nolan, Dustin Penner, Mike Richards, [...]