Peer Evaluations: Kings prospects talk fellow OHL players

Earlier this summer we kicked off a new series here on MayorsManor, where we allowed several of the Kings draft picks to offer some Peer Evaluations on other LA prospects they had played against. In the first edition we focused on guys with recent college hockey experience. Now, with Rookie Camp just a week away, we turn [...]

Sheriff Bobby riding into town for Kings Rookie Camp

As dozens of the Kings’ top prospects begin descending upon LA in advance of the team’s 2013 Rookie Camp, it sure feels like it’s been a long time coming. After all, two years have passed since the organization has been able to hold their annual Training Camp prequel.
Sure, there’s been a pair of Development Camps (2012 and earlier this summer), [...]

Kings Rookie Camp starts Sept 4 – look at probable roster

Earlier today we posted comments from Mike O’Connell, one of the LA Kings key management members responsible for developing the organization’s prospects. He shared thoughts on guys like Andy Andreoff, Derek Forbort and Michael Mersch.  Be sure to check it out if you missed it.
Now, like we did with Development Camp in July, below is a first [...]

Two weeks to go, time to start talking hockey again

In just two short weeks the Kings’ top prospects will be back on the ice for Rookie Camp, kicking off the 2013-14 NHL season. While most of the players attending will eventually end up in the AHL (Manchester), ECHL (Ontario) or their respective junior clubs, there are at least a few guys expected to fight [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio – the Wayne Gretzky trade, 25 years later

Perhaps no other trade in sports history ultimately defined a league as much as the 1988 NHL deal that sent Wayne Gretzky from Edmonton to Los Angeles.
Now, 25 years after that earth shattering moment, we look back at what happened then and the ripples it created for decades to come. Joining us on this edition [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – talking Clifford, Kings plans

Over the weekend I joined host Nick Alberga for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed MayorsManor breaking the news of Kyle Clifford’s new two-year contract with the Kings, Willie Mitchell’s [...]

UFC 163 predictions, plus quotes from Dana, Ronda, Miesha

Zombies are invading Brazil tonight, namely a Korean Zombie in the form of one Chan Sung Jung. He’ll be challenging Jose Aldo, the UFC’s featherweight champion.
As usual, the event will also feature some interesting undercard fights, with several match-ups that will ultimately have an impact not only on the rankings, but fights made later this [...]

Clifford leaves shovel and trade rumors behind, returning to Kings

Kyle Clifford is a simple man, he makes no bones about it.
From the game he plays on the ice, to the lifestyle he leads off it, there are no secrets. It’s point A to point B and he’s happy every step of the way.
While some of his teammates have been off getting married or taking [...]

CONFIRMED: Kings have new deal in place with Kyle Clifford

The latest piece to Dean Lombardi’s summer-long science project appears to be done. A source close to the situation has confirmed to MayorsManor that the Kings and forward Kyle Clifford have agreed upon a new contract.
With the return of the 22-year old left wing, the Kings would have a trio of toughness, as he will be [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Liz Habib of FOX11

When you think back to the Kings’ run through the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, you probably conjure up memories of Jarret Stoll’s overtime goal in Vancouver or maybe Dustin Penner’s overtime goal in Phoenix. Maybe you focus on the five-minute major penalty in Game 6. For many of you though, this clip was nearly as [...]