Jersey Numerology

Among the many things that separate hockey from other sports are fans’ obsessions with jersey numbers. It’s just not something that the average baseball enthusiast, for example, makes a big deal out of.
Hockey is different though.
Earlier today the Kings announced number changes for their latest fab five – Jake Muzzin, Brayden Schenn, Andrei Loktionov, Kyle […]

2010 Season Preview w/ ESPN’s John Buccigross

All week long we’ll be talking with people around the world of hockey to get their take on the upcoming NHL season. Prior to posting my predictions later this week, we’ll check in with experts from places like Hockey Night in Canada and USA Today.
Kicking things off though – making his second trip into MayorsManor […]

2010 Eddie Joyal Award – winner announced

The hockey world has many sayings.
Over the last few years, one of the more popular ones is ‘You have to learn how to lose before you can learn how to win.’ It was applied to the Penguins – who lost to Detroit in the Cup finals and then came back the following year to win […]

2010 Eddie Joyal Award – post Frozen Fury update

As the expression goes…It all comes down to this!
After two-point performances from Anze Kopitar and Jack Johnson in Las Vegas, the race for the 2010 Eddie Joyal Award will be decided tonight.
Unfortunately, it won’t be a fair fight. Coach Murray will be resting Kopitar. So, Jack – currently tied atop the leaderboard with six points – will […]

Frozen Fury 2010 – Johnson post-skate comments

Defenseman Jack Johnson had a few comments following the Kings pre-game skate this morning in Las Vegas…
MM: After your performance the other night, you’re now tied for the team lead in pre-season points. Does that give you any extra confidence heading into tonight?
JJ: Not really, we’re just having fun. I’ve been fortunate to pick up […]

Frozen Fury 2010 – Clune post-skate comments

Earlier I posted some comments from Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar about tonight’s Frozen Fury game.
Below are some exclusive comments from Richard Clune – talking quite a bit about possible linemates this season and his relationship with Kevin Westgarth.
MM: There is a real battle going on for the final few roster spots. You’ll be playing […]

Frozen Fury 2010 – Kopitar post-skate comments

Following the Kings pre-game skate this morning several players provided some exclusive comments for MayorsManor.
Earlier, I posted a few thoughts from Drew Doughty.
Here is what Anze Kopitar had to say…
MM: You didn’t have any points in your first pre-season game and then had four assists against Anaheim on Tuesday. How do you feel going into […]

Frozen Fury 2010 – Doughty post-skate comments

The Kings took their pre-game skate at 9am today (way too early for Vegas by the way!)
Following their 25 minutes on the ice, several different players provided some exclusive comments for MayorsManor.
As the morning wears on here, I’ll have more quotes posted from Anze Kopitar, Jack Johnson and Richard Clune. First up though, Drew Doughty…
MM: With so […]

Frozen Fury 2010 – preview w/ Ryan Smyth

In 2007, Ryan Smyth made his Frozen Fury debut. Then with the Avs, he had a relatively quiet night, picking up two penalty minutes and posting three shots.
If his inaugural performance were to be rated as a Las Vegas hotel, it would probably be something on the outskirts – like, Boulder Station.
After skipping the ’08 […]