Creating a Monarch

Last summer, the Vancouver Canucks asked their fans to help design the mask for backup netminder Curtis Sanford. A few months ago, the folks in Minnesota topped that by asking Wild fans to create the mask of starting goaltender Niklas Bakstrom. Now the Manchester Monarchs are getting in on the fun. Yesterday, they announced their [...]

Warming up for the World Jrs with Kyle Clifford

Kings GM Dean Lombardi has often talked about needing more ‘character guys’ in the Kings’ system, players willing to put team first at all cost. He’s probably found one in Kyle Clifford.
If the small things, the intangibles, are what separates players at the pro level, Clifford stands on the proper side of the line. Having [...]

Two Minutes w/ Modano

Had a chance to catch up with Mike Modano yesterday…
As was reported late last week he has signed a one-year deal to join the Detroit Red Wings as their third line center.
A few weeks ago I tweeted that Modano had spoken with good friend Jeremy Roenick at length about his impending decision to come back [...]

Interview w/ Los Angeles Kings legend Marcel Dionne

Throwback Thursdays continue here at MayorsManor…
Today we’re proud to welcome in another living legend. Earlier this week Marcel Dionne celebrated his 59th birthday, which is hard to believe for some…as it seems like just yesterday he was skating on the Triple Crown Line with Dave Taylor and Charlie Summer.
In reality, Marcel played for the Kings [...]

High / Low with Rob Blake

It’s been a while since we’ve done a High / Low piece, one of our popular features during the regular season.
It’s also been a while since there’s been any new Rob Blake news around these parts…again, also popular during the regular season.
With Rob’s recent retirement, he’s been in the news a little this summer. Yet, [...]

Wayne ‘TheTrain’ Simmonds – attracting more interest everyday

Just a few weeks ago it seemed like a foregone conclusion that Wayne Simmonds would be changing his number soon. All signs pointed to the Kings signing some Russian winger who scores a lot of goals. That didn’t happen. He, sorta, went to the Devils.
Meanwhile, Simmonds, who just completed his second season in Los Angeles, [...]