Michael Schumacher looking to buck the odds with the LA Kings

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In the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Draft the Kings selected 17-year old Michael Schumacher out of a junior league in Sweden. When you’re taken that late and from another continent, the reality is most people don’t know who are you.
Yet, only a few weeks later when he arrived in Los Angeles for the [...]

VIDEO: Dustin Brown’s Cup Day – high school, the falls and yogurt

The Stanley Cup has been earning a ton of frequent flyer miles over the last month or so and the cross country trips never seem to end. It returned to Los Angeles early last week for a few events, fresh off a trek through Western Canada and some time at the Sutter Ranch. Then, on [...]

Dodgers’ Ted Lilly – a Stanley Cup magnet?

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When you see an athlete wearing number 9 and Gordie Howe – or even Mike Modano – instantly come to mind, perhaps it’s a sign you watch too much hockey.
Yet, that was the thought as Ted Lilly trotted to the mound yesterday for his first pitching assignment in about two months. After starting off the [...]

10 Tidbits on Davis Payne – new LA Kings assistant coach

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“I prefer a guy that knows the Western Conference. I want a guy that’s hands-on. I want a guy that’s a good communicator. I want a guy that’s preferably not over-the-hill…And, quite honestly, I’d prefer if they were a better coach than me.” - LA Kings head coach Darryl Sutter just a few weeks ago, when [...]

Stoll and Greene on the thought of Shane Doan as an LA King

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Signings and trades around the NHL have come at a rather slow place this summer. For example, it was several days after the free agent window opened on July 1 before Zach Parise and Ryan Suter decided where they wanted to play in the coming years. Plus, after numerous rumors throughout 2012, Rick Nash was [...]

Luc Robitaille on playing for the Red Wings and Kings alumni

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Recently, it was announced that Kings’ President Luc Robitaille would be a participant in the 2012 Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown on December 31 at Comerica Park, as part of the 2013 Winter Classic festivities. Yes, he’ll be wearing a Detroit jersey again – alongside notable Wings’ alum Chris Chelios, Kris Draper, Larry Murphy, [...]

Dustin Penner pushing Dean Lombardi towards PennerMania

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Things are slowly starting to settle down for Dustin Penner after getting a late start to his summer. Even with wrist surgery three weeks ago, he’s not complaining though. A few days earlier he signed a new contract with the Kings and he can finally start to look forward.
“I fully expect to be ready by [...]

VIDEO: Darryl Sutter and the Cup, a full report from the farm

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Late yesterday afternoon we posted the first two parts of several videos shot at Darryl Sutter’s ranch in Viking, Alberta over the weekend. Now, here’s the rest of the fun. Sadly, the Stanley Cup will be back in LA this week for several events – which is really too bad because it looks like the Sutter clan [...]

VIDEO: Kings coach Darryl Sutter with mom and the Cup

Darryl Sutter has been spending the last few days with the Stanley Cup before it boards a plane and heads back to Los Angeles for a few activities in the coming week. Here’s a quick look at some of the fun the Kings’ coach shared with Alberta…

VIDEO #2 – with Grace Sutter

If you haven’t watched [...]

Ray Kaunisto: reflections on Manchester and some word association

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If you’ve been following the development of Kings prospects over the last few seasons, you’re likely already aware of several ‘big names’ – guys like Tyler Toffoli, Derek Forbort, Jake Muzzin and so on. Yet, if you keep up with MayorsManor, you’ve also been introduced to one of the more colorful characters to come along in [...]