Matt Greene on wine and the Olympic break

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Comments from Matt Greene following Kings practice at Thursday…
JD:  Any reason you won’t be watching the Men’s game between Canada and the US on Friday?
MG:  Silly question.
JD:  You’re not watching the women’s gold medal game between Canada and the US…
MG:  Practicing, working, somebody’s got to earn a living around here.
JD:  Did you wake up early to watch any […]

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with Jon Quick at ASG Media Day

Was it really this bad when the All-Star Game was held in Los Angeles back in 2002? Is it because the event was held in ‘hockey crazed’ Canada? Or has the whole thing just turned into a nutty media thing, ala the Super Bowl? Watch as Kings goalie Jonathan Quick attempts to answer some – […]

VIDEO: MayorsManor, Penner and PancakeGate mentioned on Hockey Night in Canada

As mentioned the other day, the open letter Dustin Penner provided here on MayorsManor has been getting major press across North America.
Dustin Brown and Mike Richards both tweeted about it. Plus, the story has already been featured on sites like the Edmonton Journal, the Calgary Herald, Puck Daddy’s Yahoo Sports blog, Canada’s National Post newspaper, […]

WJC 2012: Kings prospects face-off on TV today at noon

The 2012 World Junior Championship is underway in Alberta, Canada. The top tournament for under-20 year old hockey players kicked off Monday with wins by Team USA and Canada.
Today, both teams are back in action again – with the U.S. facing Finland and Canada squaring off with the Czech Republic.
Of note, the US/Finland game […]

Three LA Kings prospects featured in two TV games today

The World Junior Championship kicks off today in Alberta, Canada. For those unfamiliar, it’s the top tournament on the planet featuring under-20 year old hockey players. Last year, Russia came back from a several goal deficit in the third period to top Canada for the gold medal. And Team USA defeated Sweden […]

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 […]

Four LA Kings prospects make preliminary WJC rosters

Later this week we’ll have a full prospect report posted, including a look at what’s going on out east with the Manchester Monarchs.
For now, here’s the big news of the day…
Team Finland and the USA have submitted their preliminary rosters for the upcoming World Junior Championships (Canada’s was released last week).
This […]

Weal and Toffoli will be the only Kings representatives

Over the last few seasons, the LA Kings have been rated as having one of the top prospect pools among NHL teams. However, many of those players with high-end potential are starting to age out of junior hockey.
When it comes to Team Canada at the World Junior Championships (WJC), the Kings have also been […]

LA Kings coach on leadership of Brown, Richards, Gagne

Simon Gagne (photo: LAKings.com)

The Kings may be one of the youngest teams in the league, yet leadership shouldn’t be an issue in Los Angeles.
For the past three seasons, Dustin Brown has been the captain, with Matt Greene and Anze Kopitar serving as alternates over the same time period.
Additionally, numerous other players in the locker room have […]

Exclusive: Tyler Toffoli on Team Canada camp experience

Last summer the Kings sent six players to Hockey Canada’s summer evaluation camp for their 2011 World Junior team.
This year, Tyler Toffoli was the lone representative.
The week long camp ended Sunday night and I spoke with Toffoli yesterday about the overall experience. Here are his thoughts on ten items related to being at camp…
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