Scouting Info on Alexander Dergachyov, Kings Third-Round Draft Pick

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With their second pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, No. 74th overall, the Los Angeles Kings selected 6-foot-4 forward Alexander Dergachyov from Russia. He played in the World Junior Championship tournament last winter. He also is one of the oldest first-time eligible players in this year’s Draft, as he missed the cut off last year […]

LA Kings Say Goodbye to Pair of Prospects; One on Hold

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While it didn’t bring nearly the level of hype as LeBron James’ decision from a few years ago, the wait is finally over – MayorsManor has learned that highly touted defensive prospect Paul LaDue will return to the University of North Dakota for his junior season, rather than turn pro and sign a contract with […]

KHL vs. Kings – Update on Prokhorkin Contract Situation

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The curious case of Nicolai Prokhorkin continues to advance at the slow and methodical pace of complicated board game.
For those unfamiliar with the situation, he was originally drafted by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft. A few months later he began the 2012-13 season in Manchester, with the Kings top […]

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

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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

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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

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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?

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“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 […]