2020 NHL Draft Preview: Ryan O’Rourke, OHL Defenseman

In a previous article, we examined a player the Kings could be targeting for their second selection at the 2020 NHL Draft – meaning, after they take somebody in the No. 2 overall position. For context, MayorsManor editor John Hoven recently theorized LA will likely be drafting a defenseman with their next pick.

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2020 NHL Draft Preview: Braden Schneider, WHL Defense

Previously, we extensively reviewed options of who would be getting the Kings interest early in the first round of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The draft is not just one round deep, however, so it is time to look at who Los Angeles could be taking beyond their first pick.
As MayorsManor editor John Hoven suggested […]

Kings Of the Podcast: Ep. Q7 with Gabriel Vilardi

After bringing on several guests from Kings management and NHL roster, we now turn our attention to LA’s top prospect – joining us this time around is Gabe Vilardi.
Our most recent Prospect Rankings are here for your reference:
LA Kings 2020 Prospect Rankings: The Top Three Players

We should also share some background on one of the […]

2020 NHL Draft: Evaluating Byfield, Stützle, and Raymond

For the first time in twelve years, the Kings possess the second overall pick of the NHL draft. Drew Doughty was the pick Los Angeles made at that time, which was the beginning of turning the franchise around into a champion.
The 2008 Draft had an embarrassment of riches of defensemen. Independent scouting services listed four […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Lucas Raymond, Swedish Forward

Last Friday, the lottery blessed Los Angeles with winning the No. 2 overall pick. We have already covered a couple players most likely on the Kings’ radar – most notably Quinton Byfield and Tim Stützle. Looking at mock drafts and rankings, it’s a two-man race for second overall.
Or is it?
MayorsManor editor John Hoven suggested potential […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Jamie Drysdale, OHL Defense

As the NHL bears down on June 26, which is Phase I of the NHL Draft Lottery, we’ve taken a look at the likely top-3 picks should the Kings move up from their current fourth position slot. The experts begin varying quite a bit, which muddies the water as far as predictions.
However, we have taken […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Tim Stützle, German Forward

We have recently reported on the most likely candidates expected to go first and second overall, in the event the Kings win the lottery in those spots. The draft scenarios grow exponentially at the third pick. This is the last spot for the Kings to move up in the draft, with the lottery scheduled Friday, […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Quinton Byfield, OHL Forward

One of Dean Lombardi’s most impactful picks came in the form of Drew Doughty at second overall. Twelve years later, the Kings would benefit if the lottery provided the same courtesy.
According to Tankathon, Los Angeles has a 9.6% chance of winning this position. While it seems unlikely, remember that New York won the Kaapo Kakko […]

LA Kings 2020 Prospect Rankings: The Top Three Players

Finally, we’re ready to reveal the No. 1 player on our annual LA Kings Prospect Rankings.
As noted in the previous article from this series, our original intention was to publish the entire Top 15 before the NHL Trade Deadline in February. Things happen. However, the final rankings were completed in January and have been […]

LA Kings 2020 Prospect Rankings: Players No.4-6

The wait is over, it’s time to pick up where we left off with our annual LA Kings Prospect Rankings.
As you’ll see below, this is an abbreviated version of what you’d normally get in our scouting reports. However, this is a weird time we’re living in and it seems everything is different these days. […]