Kings officially saying goodbye to two prospects this week

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As they say, the show must go on.
So, right in the middle of the NHL playoffs – and just as the Blackhawks and Red Wings were set to face off in Game 7 – we were on the phone with Kings Vice President and Assistant General Manager Ron Hextall.
Why would we be talking prospects now [...]

Michael Schumacher looking to buck the odds with the LA Kings

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In the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Draft the Kings selected 17-year old Michael Schumacher out of a junior league in Sweden. When you’re taken that late and from another continent, the reality is most people don’t know who are you.
Yet, only a few weeks later when he arrived in Los Angeles for the [...]

Andy Andreoff on Kings prospects Schumacher, Toffoli and Vey

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If you’re looking at a list of the Kings top forward prospects and trying to guess which ones may be playing in LA in a few years, the names Andy Andreoff, Michael Schumacher, Tyler Toffoli and Linden Vey are most definitely going to be part of the discussion.
Yet, each brings something different to the table. [...]

NHRA champ Tony Schumacher talks Blackhawks, Kings

Tony Schumacher (photo: NHRA)

Tony Schumacher may drive an NHRA top fuel car for a living, but he easily relates to the pressure that comes from playing in overtime of Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final.
Yes, he’s a seven-time World Champion. Yet, perhaps his defining sports moment was in 2006. Entering the final race of the season he and [...]

OHL vs. Russia – a Super Series report from Tyler Toffoli

On Thursday night, game three of the six-game Super Series took place in Ottawa. It’s an annual junior hockey showcase, featuring an All Star team from the three CHL junior leagues (WHL, OHL and QMJHL), each playing a pair of games against a Russian squad of similar aged players.
You can also think of it [...]

Los Angeles Kings Prospect Report – October 24, 2011

It wasn’t a good week for the slew of goaltending prospects throughout the Kings organization.
First off, in LA, Jonathan Quick kept Jonathan Bernier from getting any playing time – especially after posting three straight shutouts.
In the AHL, things went south for the Kings’ top two prospects in Manchester. After giving up a total of [...]

High / Low with Terry Murray… on players cut from roster

Schumacher in rookie game (photo: CIKIRI)

Just before game time last night, the Kings released the names of 11 players who had been cut from their list of 60+ players in camp.
Eight of them were camp invitees and the other three were former LA draft picks – Christopher Gibson, Michael Schumacher and Jordan Weal.
Interestingly, the latter group will [...]

POLL: Most impressive King in Rookie Camp game two?

After the Kings-Coyotes first rookie game on Wednesday night, readers of MayorsManor voted Brandon Kozun as the most impressive LA prospect in the game.
He captured 40% of the votes, just enough to beat out Andy Andreoff’s 38%.
Yesterday afternoon, the Kings beat the Coyotes 4-3 (game recap here).
If you were at the game or watched it [...]

POLL: Most impressive LA King in Rookie Camp game one?

This poll is going to be a quick one, as voting will end at 1:30 pm PST today.
If you were at the Rookie Game last night versus Phoenix or watched the game online (right here on MayorsManor!)…who were you most impressed with?
Stats don’t always tell the full story of a player’s contribution on the ice. [...]

LA vs PHX – Wednesday’s post-game notes and quotes

Goalie Chirstopher Gibson (photo by: Cikiri)

Rookie game tournament or not, the Kings brass can’t be pleased with what they saw on Wednesday night – especially in the third period.
Leading 6-3 after 40 minutes, the Kings came from ahead to lose the game 8-7 after a disastrous final period – where goalie Christopher Gibson gave up [...]