Interview with Kings college prospect, dman Derek Forbort

 Standing 6’5″ and a freshman at the University of North Dakota, Derek Forbort is still years away from seeing time on the blue line in Los Angeles.
Still, when he goes from being the Kings number one draft pick in June 2010 to the team’s highest rated defensive prospect eight months later (according to The [...]

…And Now You’re Caught Up – Deadline Edition

Although this format is usually used for a weekly look at ten Kings-related news items you may have missed, this week it’s a special edition – all about what went down on Monday’s NHL Trade Deadline.
Here are links to some commentaries, videos and stories you may want to check out…
* Trade Call – this is video [...]

Welcome to LA – 10 Tidbits on Dustin Penner

Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi paid a steep price today to acquire the player he needed.
Or did he?
In Dustin Penner he got a 29-year old left wing who’s under contract for one more year and brings plenty of size, at 6’4″ 250 lbs.
The deal was Penner for Colten Teubert (a former first round pick), the Kings [...]

Two Minutes In The Box… with Andrei Loktionov

Former fifth round draft pick, Andrei Loktionov, is back with the Kings.
He played one game with the team last year and had a handful of games earlier this year in the NHL before spending most of the season with Manchester (AHL) – where he was leading the club with 23 assists.
The creative center found [...]

Manchester Mondays with Muzzin

Saturday night Jake Muzzin played over 16 minutes against the Islanders, the most ice time he’s seen so far in his brief 10-game career in the NHL.
He’s expected to have some increased responsibilities on the blue line over the next few weeks while the Kings wait for Willie Mitchell to heal up. Yet, that’s didn’t [...]

Interview w/ Justin Kemp – Ontario Reign President

Minor league hockey sure has come a long way in Southern California. From a dilapidated building in San Diego during the 90’s to games in front of just a few hundred fans inside Long Beach Arena as recently as a couple of years ago, the times they are a changing.
Later tonight the ECHL’s Ontario Reign [...]

Camping Guide 2010 – Interview w/ Thomas Hickey

A little more than four years ago two former NoCal sports executives headed south to take over a pair of struggling Los Angeles franchises.
Ned Colletti has since rebuilt the Dodgers into a team with a strong core and plenty of prospects. Ironically, they’ve been known for decades as a pitching-first franchise – today, it’s one [...]

Tuesday Tidbits… the interviews

Looking back…here are 10 of the most popular interviews from this past season, where The Mayor touches base with a variety of people around the world of hockey for their perspective…
Luc Robitaille – The King of Kings stopped by MayorsManor a few days before his Hall of Fame induction…topics include Barry Melrose, Wayne Gretzky, Bruce McNall, the Stanley [...]

Tuesday’s 10 Tidbits – Draft Wrap Up

As you probably already know, this is a busy week in Kings Nation…the draft has just finished, prospect camp is now underway and in one week from today the Kings roster should look quite different than it did just two months ago when the season ended.
There will be plenty of time to dissect and over-analyze [...]

DRAFT2010: Interview with Brandon Underwood

It’s finally here. Draft week 2010.
Over the last decade, off the ice, the Kings have tried putting their stamp on the league – they opened a state of the art arena downtown, hosted the NHL All Star Game in 2002…and are back at it this week, front and center, hosting the draft.
People from around the world [...]