Brayden McNabb’s first interview since traded to the Kings

As first reported by MayorsManor on Wednesday – and in a trade that that will always be remembered as temporarily crashing the site – the Kings sent two of their top prospects to Buffalo for Brayden McNabb. Many were scratching their heads and asking, ‘Who is this former Sabres draft pick?’
We’ve already heard from GM [...]

Breaking down the Kings’ trades on TSN Radio

On Tuesday night, just hours after the NHL Trade Deadline, I was once again back on TSN Radio with Jason Strudwick. He asked me to break down the Kings trades – including the acquisition of Marian Gabroik and the loss of both Hudson Fasching and Nick Deslauriers. Plus we looked at what the San Jose [...]

Lombardi talks what’s next for Toffoli and Vey

Wrapping up our Dean Lombardi series for the day, below are his final thoughts related to what went down in and around the trade deadline and what it means for the LA Kings going forward. Here, he talks about Tyler Toffoli and Linden Vey – including confirming last week’s MayorsManor report where we laid out [...]

Lombardi talks Marian Gaborik trade and price for rentals

We already posted part one of today’s chat with Kings GM Dean Lombardi (linked here). Now, let’s take a look at what he offered up when asked about the Marian Gaborik acquisition…
“[You try to] make sure your team has all the weapons necessary. I think this was one weapon that we were lacking. The [...]

Dean Lombardi on trading Fasching, new Greene contract

Some quick comments from L.A. Kings GM when I asked about how tough it was for him to include Hudson Fasching in the Brayden McNabb trade with Buffalo…
“Real tough,” he began. Then, Lombardi went on quite a riff…
“It’s probably safe to say for the past two, two and a half years, it’s part of building [...]

LA Kings have found their man on defense, trading prospects

When we mentioned the Kings going off-the-radar yesterday, we weren’t joking.
If you’ve been reading MayorsManor, you know that L.A.’s top priority has been to get a heavy-playing defenseman. Now, they think they’ve found their man – and so far, they’ve managed to do it without giving up Justin Williams for salary purposes.
In fact, as [...]

Three deals being looked at by LA Kings

MayorsManor has never been a rumor site, and we’re not that interested in moving things in that direction. However, you guys have been firing questions from all angles over the past few weeks, so let’s at least update the information we provided in our detailed trade article posted last week.
Now, while the general direction of the [...]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Trade Talk – Tuesday, March 4

Earlier today I was back on NHL Radio with Boomer for another segment of Mayor’s Minutes. Of course, the conversation wan dominated by trade talk, as the NHL Deadline is quickly approaches. After spending some time on the LA Kings, we also looked at the latest trade rumors involving the Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Phoenix [...]

Latest on LA Kings trade scenarios – Monday, March 3

If you prefer to read, last week we gave you a full breakdown of the Kings roster, their prospects and some insight into what GM Dean Lombardi is likely looking to do at the Trade Deadline. If you missed it, that article is here. It’s a must-read heading into the next 24 hours.
There have a [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio with Souray and Chase

Guests Sheldon Souray and Kelly Chase joined us for the March 2, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio.
Trade rumors and hockey related comedy were the major topics of conversation this week. Anaheim Ducks defenseman helped us get the bottom of many burning questions surrounding his current and former teammates in a [...]