Kings Dev Camp Wrap-up with Notes From Scrimmage

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With the Kings Development Camp officially wrapped up, summer is now in full swing. Some prospects will likely still be in Los Angeles this month and even at different times next month, for voluntary workouts – and, judging from their annual twitter pics, many of them sure do love the beach. Friday’s morning sessions at [...]

Contract updates on five LA Kings prospects

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Perhaps lost in the shuffle of the NHL being shut down back in September 2012, due to a lockout, was a rather interesting story surrounding one of the Kings key prospects at forward.
We began the tale a few months prior. Just after the Kings won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, GM Dean Lombardi [...]

LA Kings 2014 prospect rankings – the top three

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This final article in our Mid-Season Prospect Rankings series is going up a little later than first expected. We could blame the outdoor game in LA, the Olympic break, the trade deadline, or a myriad of other events as the prime culprits for its tardiness. Honestly, would you even care? Probably not. All you really [...]

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 – Valentin Zykov

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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 [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: LA Kings Training Camp – Day 7

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The following photo gallery comes courtesy of David Sheehan, who’s work is often featured here on MayorsManor. He’s been a visible presence at TSC throughout Kings training camp and you can view more of his work here.
In this set, captured on Wednesday, you’ll see images of Andy Andreoff, Dan Carcillo, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, Anze [...]

Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 pre-season rankings – Who’s the new number one?

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With summer behind us and players gearing up for camps all across North America, the start of the 2013-14 season is right around the corner. Thus, it’s time once again for our annual pre-season ranking of the LA Kings Top 10 Prospects.
Two years ago, Martin Jones topped the organization’s list, riding high after following up his performance as [...]

PHOTO GALLERY – SET 2: LA Kings 2013 DevCamp

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Last Friday featured a scrimmage between the more than two dozen prospects attending Kings Development Camp. For a full recap of the game – which featured a hat trick, a shootout and several standout performances – click here.
If you’d rather check out some photos from the event, Kasey Spatz (who’s work has been featured on [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: LA Kings 2013 DevCamp Scrimmage

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The Kings wrapped up their 2013 Development Camp on Friday with a scrimmage at Toyota Sports Center. We had live coverage throughout the game at this link here. Click over if you want to see who scored, which prospects were on each team and our three starts of the event.
Now, how about a little visual [...]

Info on LA Kings 2nd Round Pick: Valentin Zykov

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Kings GM Dean Lombardi had to wait over three hours to make his first pick at the 2013 NHL Draft, but he’s finally in on the fun.
As we predicted, he traded up from late in the second round to get into the top 40 overall (and the top 10 of the second round).  To do [...]