Coach Terry Murray on Jonathan – Quick vs. Bernier

Jonathan Bernier.  How many times have Kings fans heard ‘He’s the goalie of the future’?
Yet, Jonathan Quick has owned the crease the last two seasons.
He should have been voted to the NHL All-Star Game this year, he wasn’t. And he was one of the team’s best players all year long.
Still, the questions keep coming. Before […]

GM Dean Lombardi on the LA Kings’ poor power play

So – Kings GM Dean Lombardi says he likes the ‘calmness’ coach Terry Murray brings to the team and thinks he still has room to grow – just like the players (full article and quotes here).
But, what about the team’s poor power play?
Well, he talks coaching, Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty and more…
Lombardi – “I […]

Dean Lombardi on Coach Terry Murray’s Performance

Earlier today Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi spoke about Dustin Brown as the team’s captain this season (article here).
Now, here’s what he had to say about the performance of coach Terry Murray…
Lombardi – “I liked his calmness. I think one of his strengths was when were in that slide there, he kept his composure. I think […]

Lombardi on Dustin Brown as captain this season

Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi used nine minutes to answer the first question asked of him during today’s post season recap. So, to say there is a lot of content to go through would be an understatement.
Overall, Lombardi was, as he always is – introspective, detailed, mindful of things he’s said in the past, consistent […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – for some, the playoffs continue

The herd is starting to thin.
When the junior hockey playoffs began a few weeks ago the Los Angeles Kings were well represented. They had the WHL scoring champion (Linden Vey), a player on the top team the WHL (Brayden Schenn), the OHL scoring champion (Tyler Toffoli), a player on the top team in the OHL […]

POLL: Who was the Los Angeles Kings 2011 Playoff MVP?

First off, I’d like to say thank you to everybody who reads MayorsManor – from the loyal daily readers, to the occasional people just passing by. I appreciate all of you and there will plenty more hockey coverage between now and the start of training camp next fall – including coverage of the draft, free […]

Sneak Peek of Tonight’s LA Kings Intro Video

This will play inside Staples Center before the start of the game…

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Ryan Smyth is playing ‘off the stat sheets’

Ryan Smyth has done just about everything the Kings have ever asked of him.
He’s mentored the younger players, led by example, played on various lines with multiple partners, scored goals, etc.
Through it all, he’s been pretty consistent – except for one thing.
This season, he played in all 82 regular season games – the first time he’s […]

Scott Parse – health update and plan for tonight

Prior to Saturday night’s contest versus the Sharks, Kings’ forward Scott Parse hadn’t participated in a real game since November – also in San Jose.
Although he came away pointless in his return to game action over the weekend, that’s just fine.
The Kings still won and according to coach Terry Murray, his surgically repaired hip wasn’t […]

More history – of the 25th kind – to be made today?

Some of the best creations to ever come out of the NHL’s Marketing Department are the ‘History Will Be Made’ commercials.
In about 30 second intervals they capture the greatest moments in hockey by simply using clips from a game, some music and a thought provoking question.
Even though the Kings are still searching for their first […]