Prokhorkin Opens Up on His Transition to the Kings

Not many prospects have to wait more than seven years between hearing their name called at the NHL Draft and scoring their first goal in the world’s top league. Such is the story of Nikolai Prokhorkin, one of a long and winding road, unlike nearly any other player in recent memory. Following the Kings selecting […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 12 – with Gasper Kopitar

Your wait is over!
Kings of the Podcast, Episode 12 includes…
– Interview with Gasper Kopitar (talking ManchVegas, scouting, insight galore)
– Full story behind a recent chat with Chris Sutter
– Notes on plans for Nikolai Prokhorkin and Matt Luff
– Injury updates on Gabe Vilardi and Derek Forbort
– Ron Hextall’s role with The […]

UPDATED: Kings Opening Night Roster Set – Notes on Key Decisions

With one preseason game remaining on the LA Kings schedule, here is where things stand with the team’s opening night roster:
Current Lineup
Iafallo-Kopitar-Brown
Kovalchuk-A.Kempe-Carter
Wagner-Lizotte-Toffoli
Clifford-Amadio-Lewis
Grundstrom-Prokhorkin-M. Kempe
Bjornfot-Doughty
Hutton-Martinez
Ryan-LaDue
MacDermid-Walker
Roy
Forbort
Quick
Campbell
This leaves 27 players on the current camp roster. They need to get to 23 by 5pm on Tuesday, October 1.
The first and easiest name to remove from the list is Forbort. […]

UPDATED: Kings 2019 Rookie Camp Roster; Kempe and Vilardi Notes

If you can hear the tick-tock of a clock nearby, that’s just time moving along at the slowest possible pace. Hockey will return — eventually — even though it still seems so far away.
Things will really start to get going just after Labor Day Weekend, with Rookie Camp opening a few days later, and then […]

10 Tidbits on Nikolai Prokhorkin – Finally Coming to America

We truly never thought we’d be typing these words… Welcome to Los Angeles, old friend.
Even casual hockey observers could likely note that nearly every NHL prospect has a fascinating backstory if you take the time to dig in a little. Yet, how many of those players have a tale including legal action regarding their […]

TO DO LIST: Kings Have Way Too Many Forwards

It’s no secret that Los Angeles GM Rob Blake has his work cut out over the next three months. He’ll need to hire a coach, make some trades, and carefully navigate around a series of potential landmines while the rest of Southern California is barbecuing and off at the beach enjoying the summer months.
To […]

LA Kings 2019 Midseason Prospect Rankings: Honorable Mentions

Last year, along with our Honorable Mentions in the 2018 Midseason Rankings, we also passed along scouting reports on a handful of players who were in precarious positions. Each of them, for somewhat unique reasons, were in a sort of now-or-never position. That article, titled ‘Wildcards and Closing Windows’ took a look at guys like […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: 2015-16 Early November Report

Entering the second month of the 2015-16 hockey season, some LA Kings prospects are off to a great start, while others have yet to find their footing. Here’s a look in on all of the organization’s non-AHL prospects, meaning guys playing in the three Canadian junior leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL), plus college, ECHL, and […]

LA Kings Say Goodbye to Pair of Prospects; One on Hold

While it didn’t bring nearly the level of hype as LeBron James’ decision from a few years ago, the wait is finally over – MayorsManor has learned that highly touted defensive prospect Paul LaDue will return to the University of North Dakota for his junior season, rather than turn pro and sign a contract with […]

LA Kings 2014-15 Preseason Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mention

In what has become one of our most-viewed series of articles over the past few years, it is time once again for a new edition of the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. The content provided here has become almost the bible of prospect information, as we share all the latest thinking on the team’s […]