Saturday with Stanley – Jeremy Zager shares something special

Wayne Gretzky, perhaps the greatest player to ever lace up a pair of hockey skates, never won a Stanley Cup in Los Angeles. However, he still played an important role in the team’s success during the 2012 playoffs – both on and off the ice.
In the early ’90s, defenseman Drew Doughty grew up in London, [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Dustin Brown talks KHL contract offer, Doughty and Penner

As promised, here’s the interview we recorded last night with Kings captain Dustin Brown – just before he headed to the mound and threw out the fist pitch at Dodger Stadium.
We covered a wide variety of topics, starting with his recent trip to New York and a visit to the 9/11 Memorial. As you’ll hear [...]

Just what is it that has Kings captain Dustin Brown so blue?

Drew Doughty can wear all the Blue Jays hats he wants. His team is still 13 games under .500 and near the bottom of the American League standings.
Dustin Brown on the other hand, he’s repping his Dodger lids perfectly.  Not only did he tweet out a pic earlier this summer showing a handful of new LA hats he had [...]

MayorsManor live radio with Martin Jones – Kings goalie prospect

News flash for those not fully in the loop here, Jonathan Bernier isn’t the only top goalie prospect in the LA Kings organization.
Although he went undrafted, allowing GM Dean Lombardi to sign him as a free agent in October 2008, Martin Jones looks to be the real deal. In fact, MayorsManor slotted him number one overall [...]

Kings sign another top prospect to ELC – wait, did they?

If you read a scouting report on a young player that included comments like – high character individual, tough in the corners, strong physical presence, can play wing or forward – you’d probably be thinking, ‘Sounds just like the type of player Dean Lombardi would draft.’
If you then found out the kid was Russian, you [...]

Is Shane Doan 72 hours away from joining the LA Kings?

One thing is certain, with each passing hour Shane Doan is less likely to remain with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Showing the patience of a saint and dedication that exceeds beyond loyalty, Doan has waited about as long as he can to sign a new contract with the only NHL franchise he’s ever known.
As we discussed on last weekend’s [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio – updates from Russia to Phoenix

Soccer is the world’s game? Nah, it’s hockey!
No other professional sport in North America features more international stars. Plus, forget about the Dream Team beating up inferior basketball teams in the Olympics. If you’re looking for a truly competitive tournament at the Games, hockey tops all other team sports. Sure, the US and Canada can [...]

MayorsManor LIVE radio with Fred Coury of Cinderella

It’s an old cliche, but it’s true. Rock stars want to be athletes and sports stars want to be musicians.
In the case of Fred Coury, he’s sort of found a way to do both.
Best known as the man behind the drum kit for Cinderella, the New York native has also turned his love affair with hockey into [...]

MayorsManor LIVE radio – Summer Vacation with Colin Fraser

Summer is almost over and it’s time to look ahead to the opening of NHL training camps.
Oh wait, not so fast.
With a probable lockout looming, camps aren’t likely to start on time.  However, that’s not going to slow us down on MayorsManor.
Over the next few weeks we’ll check in with several players to see what they’ve [...]

Ranking the jerseys of 30 NHL teams – the best and worst

For the past month or so I’ve been a featured contributor to LAKings.com – as part of a group of writers who answer four questions each week. One of the topics posed in the most recent column was which NHL teams have the best and worst jerseys. Just like you would expect, opinions can vary greatly on [...]