Yannetti on 17-year-old Jacob Moverare, Kings 2016 Draft Pick

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Over the past few years, we have noted several times our collective opinions of the work done by the Kings scouting and development staffs. Specifically, two of the people we enjoy talking with the most are Mike Futa and Mark Yannetti. Since GM Dean Lombardi took over the team in 2006, they have been a […]

‘Kempe is good enough to play in the NHL right now’ – LA Kings Top Scout

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Loyal readers of MayorsManor are very familiar with Mark Yanetti. As Director of Amateur Scouting for the Los Angeles Kings, he has his finger on the pulse of the team’s prospects like few others. His job, in a nutshell, is to help the team find the prospects they draft (or sign via free agents if […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

LAK Prospect No 1

We’re finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team’s future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable Mentions, followed by nine additional players who rounded out the top 10, the big moment is upon us.
Of […]

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…

VIDEO: Sweden ‘Cribs’ episode with Bud Holloway


Adding to last night’s story on the possible return of Bud Holloway to the LA Kings organization, here’s a detailed look at his crib and some of the other luxuries he had been enjoying in Sweden…

During the lockout we also had a Cribs episode with Anze and Gasper Kopitar. Check out the link below for […]

Kings preparing for return of Bud Holloway?

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Wise people often remind others to never say never. And if the case of Bud Holloway plays out as expected over the next few days, it may provide case-in-point #489.
For those unfamiliar, here’s the crib note version of the story:
– June 2006, just a few months after Dean Lombardi was hired as Kings GM, the […]

Mattias Norstrom talks Anze Kopitar and coaching plans

As mentioned in an article earlier this week, former Kings captain Mattias Norstrom was back in Los Angeles recently to work on a documentary he’s putting together about youth hockey in California. We’ve already posted his thoughts about the Kings winning the Stanley Cup and the guest of honor at tomorrow’s Appreciation Ceremony, Ian Laperriere. […]

Confirmed: Anze Kopitar suffered a knee injury in Sweden

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Center Anze Kopitar, who was the first member of the LA Kings to sign overseas during the lockout, suffered a knee injury in Sweden earlier today.
According to reports from the Stockholm Globe Arena, the damage took place late in the first period of a game between Mora and their cross town rival, Leksands. Kopitar was […]

AUDIO: TFP Live guest spot – talking LA Kings year in review

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On Saturday afternoon I joined David Pagnotta and Dennis Bernstein for another guest spot on The Fourth Period Live – a weekly show on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed the LA Kings season […]

Kopitar and the Stanley Cup voted better than Olympic medals

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Center Anze Kopitar continues to make the most news among LA Kings players during the NHL lockout.
He was the first player to sign a deal overseas, agreeing to a contract with Mora (where his younger brother Gasper was playing), and he was instrumental in recruiting Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan to join him.
Now, after receiving […]