Mike Richards on coach Sutter and his return vs Ducks

In perhaps the best news of the day for the LA Kings, Mike Richards has been officially activated from IR and is set to play in tonight’s game vs. the Anaheim Ducks.
The Kings top goal scorer through the first two months of the season, Richards has missed the last eight games due to concussion like [...]

Dustin Brown says the LA Kings are full of ‘excitement’

Dustin Brown (photo by M. Zampelli)

There’s still plenty more content to come from yesterday’s chat with Kings GM Dean Lombardi (and that will be posted either later this afternoon or tomorrow on MayorsManor).
However, let’s briefly turn our attention to what some of the players are thinking right now. First up, team captain Dustin Brown.
When [...]

LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi on cheating vs earning it

The Dean Lombardi show continues. Already posted are quotes about Steve Yzerman nearly being traded by the Red Wings, Bobby Valentine coaching the Red Sox and the Kings needing an identity – and yes, those three things are related to his hiring of Darryl Sutter as coach of the Kings.
If you’re late to the [...]

Lombardi on Sutter, Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox

With Kings GM Dean Lombardi speaking on a variety of topics – for over 30 minutes – following today’s press conference to announce Darryl Sutter as the team’s new head coach, there is a lot of information to type up. Two articles have already posted. Here’s the third set of quotes. This [...]

Dean Lombardi on the LA Kings using injuries as an excuse

More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi following today’s press conference where Darryl Sutter was announced as the LA Kings new head coach…
- On injuries this season and if the team was different with Mike Richards in the line-up – “You could say that – or Drew, if you want to go to the holdout, then [...]

Lombardi on identity, expectations, near trade of Yzerman

Following this afternoon’s press conference to ‘officially’ announce Darryl Sutter as the new coach of the LA Kings, GM Dean Lombardi held court for over 30 minutes. With respect to time, we’ll break things up into multiple articles. Here’s the first batch of quotes…
On what Sutter brings – “If you take a larger [...]

Darryl Sutter to be welcomed aboard by Bob Miller

If there is one thing synonymous with the LA Kings, it would have to be Bob Miller – the voice of the team for nearly 40 years. Fittingly, he’ll oversee tomorrow’s press conference where Darryl Sutter will be officially announced as the Kings new head coach by GM Dean Lombardi.
Today is an off day [...]

NHRA funny car driver Jeff Arend talks Kings vs Leafs

It doesn’t matter what the field is - be it acting, music, racing or you name it – if you bring up hockey and there’s a Canadian present, they’re usually quick to jump into the conversation.
Over the last few months, a few of the stars of NHRA Drag Racing have stopped by MayorsManor to talk hockey [...]

Dustin Penner reimagines the LA Kings as pro wrestlers

With the Kings in Toronto today to play the Maple Leafs it’s only fitting that we work in a little pro wrestling. After all, the capital of Ontario, Canada is one of the strongest markets in North America for action inside the squared circle – including hosting WrestleMania VI (Hulk Hogan vs. the Ultimate Warrior) [...]

Kings at Maple Leafs – notes on Melrose, Mitchell, mistakes

Tonight will be the end of an era on at least two fronts.
First, interim coach John Stevens will be coaching his last game for the Kings – as Darryl Sutter is expected to be officially announced as the team’s new bench boss tomorrow and resume game duties Thursday vs the Ducks.
Second, beginning next season, gone [...]