POLL: Did coach Murray make the right call on Bernier?

The lively debate continues among LA Kings fans – who should start in goal?
Coming into this season, coach Terry Murray said he would ride the ‘hot hand,’ rather than follow a penciled in schedule. Which is part of the reason today’s announcement caught some people off guard, Jonathan Bernier will be in goal Tuesday [...]

Kings coach Murray explains why Bernier will start vs NJ Devils

The biggest news item from today’s morning practice was that Kings coach Terry Murray will put Jonathan Bernier in net vs. the New Jersey Devils tomorrow night at Staples Center.
Regular starter, Jonathan Quick, is riding a three game shutout streak – the longest in team history – having just defeated the Blues, Coyotes and Stars.
Why [...]

What I’ve learned so far… by LA Kings dman Drew Doughty

Drew Doughty / LA Kings (photo: K. Spatz)

In our new series, ‘What I’ve learned so far,’ Kevin Westgarth has explained why Dustin Brown is a nerd, Ethan Moreau revealed which player is underrated and Trent Hunter shared thoughts on several of his new teammates.
Today, Drew Doughty steps up and takes on a few of the guys.
Less [...]

Los Angeles Kings Prospect Report – October 24, 2011

It wasn’t a good week for the slew of goaltending prospects throughout the Kings organization.
First off, in LA, Jonathan Quick kept Jonathan Bernier from getting any playing time – especially after posting three straight shutouts.
In the AHL, things went south for the Kings’ top two prospects in Manchester. After giving up a total of [...]

LA Kings forward Scott Parse on when he might play again

Scott Parse continues to be an interesting case study for the Los Angeles Kings. GM Dean Lombardi and coach Terry Murray have certainly given him plenty of praise over the last few years. However, his offensive numbers just haven’t been there.
He’s also found himslef under a constant microscope since returning from [...]

Stars at LA Kings, what to watch for – with Ethan Moreau

The Dallas Stars weren’t expected to challenge for the Pacific Division title this year, if even a playoff spot (we had them slotted 9th overall in the West). However, they’re one of the hottest teams in the NHL right now, as they’re off to a 6-1-0 start.
“It’s not really that surprising,” said Kings forward [...]

Doughty, Voynov, Murray on the puzzling Kings blue line

Although the Kings have one of the strongest defensive units in the Western Conference – if not the top group overall – there are certainly a few questions going on at the moment.
Drew Doughty is out with an injury. Rookie Slava Voynov is playing well so far. Alec Martinez looks to be starting [...]

What I’ve learned so far… by LA forward Kevin Westgarth

Don Draper or Ethan Moreau? You decide.

Earlier this week we kicked off a new series here on MayorsManor, titled ‘What I’ve learned so far…”
Kings forwards Ethan Moreau and Trent Hunter were the first two to file a report, largely based around them getting to know some of their new teammates.
Here, we’ll switch things up a [...]

The one thing Matt Greene never wants to see again, ever!

Penner – on the plane or the Space Shuttle? 

About a month ago, while we were collecting sound bites for an upcoming podcast, Matt Greene made of an offhanded comment when asked ‘Who will be the worst dressed player on the trip?’
After selecting Dustin Penner he added ‘because you never know what he’s going to pull [...]

Exclusive: Dustin Penner explains his injuries in exact detail

Lately, when Dustin Penner has appeared on MayorsManor, the subject matter has been largely comical. In the exclusive interview below though, he goes into specific detail about his injuries that have kept him out of the line-up a few times already this season.
First, he talks about when he knew he suffered the ‘lower body’ [...]