Exclusive: Nick Shore on Team USA WJC camp experience

Nick Shore – LA Kings prospect(photo by Cikiri)

Like it has been for some of you, summer has been filled with plenty of camping for many of the Los Angeles Kings top prospects.
First, there was the Kings Development Camp in early July. Then, a few of the elite were selected to attend evaluation camps for [...]

Interview with pro wrestling legend Nick Bockwinkel

Marty O’Neill with Nick Bockwinkel(photo: WrestlingClassics.com)

A sold out throng of fans packed Staples Center last night for the WWE’s annual SummerSlam event. It was a glitzy affair, attended by many athletes and celebrities – including NHL defenseman Sheldon Souray sitting in the front row.
It wasn’t that surprising really, as there’s always been a loose [...]

Guest Author: D-man Kevin Gravel’s USA camp journal

Kevin Gravel (photo: Cikiri)

Since the inception of MayorsManor, all articles and updates have been written by me. Sure, we’ve done countless interviews with players, coaches and other hockey people – yet, the content was always prepared by me.
We’ve also had the Kings’ Jim Fox serve as our unofficial playoff reporter the last few seasons, [...]

LA Kings Summer Vacation – a chat w/ Jonathan Bernier

Jonathan Bernier (photo: D. Sheehan)

The long-rumored and highly speculated goaltending controversy in Los Angeles never really developed last season.
For anybody willing to listening, Kings coach Terry Murray proclaimed Jonathan Quick his starter prior to camp, during camp and numerous times throughout the season.
Then, Jonathan Bernier started off slowly when given a few chances in the early [...]

Exclusive: Michael Mersch on Team USA camp experience

Michael Mersch at camp (photo by Cikiri)

Playing for your country is something every hockey player takes very seriously. It’s a true honor.
To play on an international stage is a process also. And for the top under-20 year old Americans, the first step towards wearing that jersey at the upcoming World Junior Championships is [...]

LA Kings Summer Vacation – checking in w/ Alec Martinez

LA Kings Alec Martinez (photo: D. Sheehan)

A few weeks back we published an article highlighting some of the various activities some of the Los Angeles Kings players have been involved in this summer.
Additionally, a few of them – Dustin Penner, Jarret Stoll, Trevor Lewis, etc. – have stopped by MayorsManor for more detailed interviews.
Here’s the [...]

In the plans: LA Kings vs Anaheim Ducks outdoor game

On August 11, 2009 – yes, two years ago tomorrow – I wrote the following:
GRAB YOUR FLIP FLOPS – The Kings are working to put a pre-season game together next year with the Ducks. Seems normal enough right? Well, now ponder the game played on the beach! They’re looking at a game in Santa Monica, [...]

Exclusive: Tyler Toffoli on Team Canada camp experience

Last summer the Kings sent six players to Hockey Canada’s summer evaluation camp for their 2011 World Junior team.
This year, Tyler Toffoli was the lone representative.
The week long camp ended Sunday night and I spoke with Toffoli yesterday about the overall experience. Here are his thoughts on ten items related to being at camp…
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Another former Kings, Monarchs player signs in Europe

Several weeks back, Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was visibly irritated when talking about a few of the team’s prospects signing in Europe this summer.
Gone from the pipeline are center Corey Elkins, left wing Bud Holloway and forward Oscar Moller.
Today brings news that John Zeiler has joined the ‘other side of the [...]

Forbort, Shore stay – Gravel, Mersch cut at USA WJC camp

The Los Angeles Kings were privileged enough to have four prospects attend this year’s Team USA World Junior Championship evaluation camp.
That’s quite the step up from the quality and depth they’ve had in recent years with American-born prospects.
Unfortunately, today was cut down day and only half of the crop will be staying.
Defenseman Kevin Gravel (a [...]