Prospect Report – Kozun, Toffoli, Forbort, etc.

Being able to acquire Dustin Penner on Monday for a prospect and two draft picks just goes to show how deep the Kings development pool is these days under GM Dean Lombardi.
In part, LA could afford to trade defenseman Colten Teubert (a former first round pick) because of the wealth of young talent on the […]

LA Kings: The Kids Are All Right – Or Are They?

The big question in Los Angeles on Trade Deadline Day 2011 is do the Kings have the right mix of players to make a legitimate run at the Stanley Cup this season?
In net, they’re set. Jonathan Quick is proving to be an elite goalie. So, check that off your list.
On defense, their top-four defensemen are […]

Dean Lombardi in The King’s Speech

Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi probably isn’t getting much sleep these days.
With the NHL Trade Deadline looming tomorrow afternoon tough decisions must be made. He has to worry about his current players, future players and even how some players on other teams might fight in with the club he’s assembled this season.
During intermission yesterday […]

…And Now You’re Caught Up – Feb 21, 2011

Now that you’re done celebrating Hockey Day in America – which turned into three days this year – it’s time to catch up on things you may have missed.
To help you out, below are ten stories you need to know coming out of the weekend…
* Andrei Loktionov was sent back to Manchester. It’s a numbers […]

Special Seasons Continue for LA Kings Prospects

Over the past few seasons the Kings have been blessed with stellar performances from several of their prospects playing junior hockey.
Andrei Loktionov won a Memorial Cup in 2009, Thomas Hickey captained Team Canada at the World Junior Championships, Brandon Kozun was the CHL’s Top Scorer and Martin Jones the WHL’s Top Goaltender – just to […]

No Hollywood Script for Brayden Schenn’s Return

Five different teams and over 100 different teammates, yet when it was all said and done Brayden Schenn found himself back home again – in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The former NHL first round draft pick started the year in Los Angeles with the Kings. Since then, as has been well documented here on MayorsManor, he’s played in […]

…And Now You’re Caught Up (2/7/2011)

Green Bay is a football town, so good for them.
For the rest of you, it’s back to hockey from here on out.
To help you catch up on all the news you may have missed this weekend during the pigskin hysteria, these are the ten stories you need to know…
* Calling all Anze Kopitar fans – […]

Prospect Showdown – Schenn vs Weal

Over the past few weeks several of the Kings top prospects have been facing off in junior hockey.
First, it was Maxim Kitsyn vs. Tyler Toffoli in the OHL (recap here) and more recently Jordan Weal took on Linden Vey (recap here).
Now, it’s time for the big dog. Brayden Schenn, the Kings first round draft pick […]

Kings Junior Prospects Square Off, plus Schenn

Over the last few years there has been a steady stream of encouraging news coming from the Kings prospects playing in junior hockey. They’ve had players win medals for their national teams at the World Junior Championships – including gold, silver and bronze this year – as well as made waves in the CHL.
Right now, […]

…And Now You’re Caught Up (1/24/2011)

Still living in the euphoria of the Kings victory over the Coyotes on Saturday night?
Well, it’s time to check back in with the hockey world and get up to speed. Here are the ten Kings-related stories you need to know coming out of the weekend…
* The Kings play the Bruins tonight. Nearly one year ago […]