Rookie Seth Jones talks Kings prospects and life in Nashville

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Rookie Seth Jones was in town this weekend, but it wasn’t his first trip to Los Angeles. In fact, his trip to Staples Center on Saturday wasn’t even the first time the 19-year old defenseman had been inside the arena.
“I was actually in LA with my agency’s training camp a few times and I was […]

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 […]

Prospect Game Watch – goaltender Patrik Bartosak

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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 spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on the […]

10 Tidbits with first Development Camp invitee of 2013

Cam Maclise LA Kings camp invitee 2013

Even though their season is over, the LA Kings are still gearing up for a very busy next couple of weeks. Major items remaining on the agenda include the impending trade of Jonathan Bernier, next weekend’s NHL Draft and one of the most anticipated events of the summer – Development Camp.
Approximately 25 of their top prospects […]

LA Kings Dev Camp 2012 preview with Jordan Weal

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Like a Dean Lombardi built hockey team, we’ve built our 2012 Kings Development Camp preview series from the net out. First, we checked in with goalie prospect JF Berube. Then, we chatted with Kevin Gravel from the blueline. Now, we turn our attention to a pair of forwards selected at the 2010 NHL Draft held in […]

HUGE MayorsManor LIVE show – April 4, 2012

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MayorsManor LIVE returns tonight at our usual 8 pm PST start time and just wait until you see what we have lined up…
Of course, we’ll be taking your calls and questions – dial us up toll-free at (888) 342-0491.
Dave Joseph of ESPN will join me as co-host for a night of hockey talk galore.
On the agenda so far…
– NHL legend Jeremy […]

The Hockey News gives LA Kings prospect pool a C+

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This year’s edition of Future Watch, a special publication put out annually by the folks at The Hockey News, brings a mixed bag of information regarding the LA Kings prospect pool. First off, they gave the team an overall grade of C+, which is quite a drop off from the A- rating of last year.
However, […]

From tombstones to milestones – the travels of Jordan Weal

Life’s lessons often come when you least expect it.
For Kings prospect Jordan Weal, one such moment arrived a few years ago while driving down the highway with his father. “He asked me a weird question,” began the 19-year old center when we spoke recently by phone. “He asked me ‘What would you want on your […]

Remembering Winnipeg and Gretzky’s last game with the LA Kings

For several years in the mid 90’s it seemed like the Kings were on a ‘Closing Down the Arena’ tour, as they made their final visits to old Chicago Stadium, Boston Garden, Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the Capital Centre just outside Washington DC and several others.
However, it was their second-to-last skate around the ice […]

Why Andrei Loktionov needs to be sent to Manchester

Before all the Loktionov lovers lose their mind, relax.
If you’ve heard any of my recent radio/podcast interviews, the kid has talent. He’s still young, he’ll be fine. The Kings thought the cake might be done, they pulled it out of the oven, had a bite and it’s not fully cooked yet. […]