Five Fun Facts for Ryan Smyth’s 1000th NHL Game

Only 256 players in NHL history have played in 1,000 games. Later tonight that number will increase by one when Ryan Smyth suits up for the Kings.
In honor of Rhyno’s accomplishment (or Smitty, or Captain Canada, or Captain California…or whatever you may call him), here are Five Fun Facts to get you primed for the […]

Coach Murray on Mitchell and Clifford

A few quick comments from Coach Terry Murray following the Kings practice today at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, Ca…
MM:  Given Willie Mitchell‘s injury situation last year, were you holding your breath a little when he was engaged in the fight with Steve Downie?
TM:  No.  It didn’t even cross my mind.  All I looked […]

Kevin Westgarth on Willie Mitchell’s fight

In an interview here on MayorsManor a few weeks ago, Kings’ enforcer Kevin Westgarth said he was “itching a bit” to get into his first fight of the year, and added “there’s no takers.”
Last night versus Tampa Bay might have given him just the opportunity. However, he was about as far from the ice as you […]

Recap of Justin Williams on NHL Live

Justin Williams was on NHL Live radio this morning.  Here are some very quick highlights…
*  He thought with all the injuries the last few years he had lost a step.  That’s something he worked hard on over the summer – to regain that step, his quickness and his confidence.
*  The Kings didn’t score on the […]

Jack Johnson Enjoys Playing the East

Kings defenseman Jack Johnson seems to agree with most fans, the NHL schedule needs a little more balance.
Hear what he had to say when asked if it he liked having the extra days off this week to prepare for a team like Tampa Bay, an Eastern Conference opponent they don’t see very often…
[note: if the […]

LA vs TB Game Preview w/ Wayne Simmonds

Through 11 games so far this season Kings forward Wayne Simmonds has six points, identical to where he was last year at the same marker.
Later tonight he’ll be facing the Lightning, a team he hasn’t seen very often in his career. In the only match-up last season between LA and Tampa Bay he had zero […]

10 Tidbits on Scott Parse (updated)

Whenever Kings GM Dean Lombardi is speaking to a group of people, there are usually a few memorable quotes.
HockeyFest in September was no exception. He got the attention of quite a few people by claiming “Scott Parse is near the top three on the team in terms of skill.”
When coach Terry Murray later announced that […]

Coach Murray on the Keep or Return Decision

Yesterday we heard from Kings rookies Kyle Clifford and Brayden Schenn, with some thoughts as we get closer to an announcement about their immediate future in the NHL.
Clifford has played seven games, Schenn eight. GM Dean Lombardi and Coach Terry Murray must make a decision on what to do with each player before they play […]

Brayden Schenn on Impending Roster Decision

We’re clearly getting down to crunch time.
Earlier we looked at Prop 13 (Keep Clifford or send him back to juniors?). Now let’s get into Prop 10, the Brayden Schenn question.
Coach Terry Murray isn’t expected to announce his full line-up for tomorrow’s game against Tampa Bay until the morning. It may or may not include Schenn […]

Kyle Clifford on the Impending Roster Decision

For Kings GM Dean Lombardi and Coach Terry Murray ‘decision day’ wasn’t Tuesday.
For now, they remain undecided on Propositions 10 and 13.
Something should be announced soon though, as they’re going to have to vote one way or the other on Kyle Clifford (Barrie Colts / OHL) and Brayden Schenn (Brandon Wheat Kings / WHL). Neither […]