The Mayor talks Olympic hockey – who will medal and why

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The Mayor joined host Gabriel Morency on SiriusXM’s Game Time Decision on Wednesday night to talk Olympic hockey. Take a listen…

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio with Jim Fox and Dmitry Chesnokov

Guests Jim Fox and Dmitry Chesnokov joined us for the January 12, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio.
Jonathan Davis and I hit the airwaves for another night of non-stop hockey talk. We checked in with a few guests and talked about all the latest action around the NHL – including the [...]

AHL: Maxim Kitsyn scores first pro goal – from out at the red line

With a 3-2 shootout loss on Sunday, the Monarchs were unable to avoid a perfect 3-0 weekend. However, there were still several positives to take from the game, including the point they earned (giving them five of a possible six points over the weekend) and forward Maxim Kitsyn scored his first professional goal. Here’s more…
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LA Kings Prospects – early season progress reports

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 [...]

Maxim Kitsyn: LA’s long-shot left wing

It’s taken a while to get here, but the time is finally upon us. No, not the arrival of training camp – well, that too – but the pro debut of forward Maxim Kitsyn.
Originally selected by the Kings at the 2010 NHL Draft held at Staples Center, it’s been a long and winding road for [...]

Prospect Nikolay Prokhorkin headed back to Russia – or is he?

“Just when they think they have the answers, I change the questions!” – Roddy Piper, circa 1985.
Whoever writes those great Russian spy novels needs to start documenting the ongoing case of Nikolay Prokhorkin. Selected by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft, his story is one of intrigue, mystery, disagreements, confusion [...]

Extended video highlights from Monarchs 6-4 win – Toffoli, Voynov, etc.

After a 6-4 win last night, the Manchester Monarchs are now 3-1 on the young AHL season. Below are extended video highlights from a wild game that featured goals from a pair of Russians (Slava Voynov and Andrei Loktionov), a short-handed goal from the Kings top prospect, Tyler Toffoli…and the first two professional goals from [...]

Updating the situation involving Kings prospect Nikolay Prokhorkin

Recently, MayorsManor brought you the exclusive scoop on a confusing contract situation involving Kings 2012 draft pick Nikolay Prokhorkin (full story linked here).
In brief, LA signed the highly skilled Russian forward to a standard Entry Level Contract – under the assumption that he was free of all other commitments.  Soon thereafter they were notified by the KHL [...]

Kings sign another top prospect to ELC – wait, did they?

If you read a scouting report on a young player that included comments like – high character individual, tough in the corners, strong physical presence, can play wing or forward – you’d probably be thinking, ‘Sounds just like the type of player Dean Lombardi would draft.’
If you then found out the kid was Russian, you [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio – updates from Russia to Phoenix

Soccer is the world’s game? Nah, it’s hockey!
No other professional sport in North America features more international stars. Plus, forget about the Dream Team beating up inferior basketball teams in the Olympics. If you’re looking for a truly competitive tournament at the Games, hockey tops all other team sports. Sure, the US and Canada can [...]