Andreoff “a little shocked” over conditioning stint

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For professional hockey players, the course to being an NHL regular is no easy feat. Even when you work hard enough and progress enough to make an NHL roster, there is no guarantee you will draw into the lineup on a nightly basis. This is a lesson that Andy Andreoff has had to learn the […]

Exclusive photos from NHLPA charity game – Kings, Ducks, etc

Hopefully you were following on twitter Friday night when we passed along tons of news and notes live from the charity hockey game that took place at the Kings training facility in El Segundo. On the ice were members of the Ducks, Islanders, Maple Leafs, Sabres, Stars – plus Stanley Cup champions Jeff Carter, Kyle […]

Exclusive: Kopitar responds to criticism, facing crossroads

Anze Kopitar is 24 years old.
Although he’s about to complete his sixth full season in the NHL, it’s an important fact to remember.
Drafted in the first round by the Kings in 2005 – and signed to a long-term, big money contract after only two years of pro hockey in North America – pressure and expectations […]

Frozen Fury XV details, plus Kings-Ducks pre-season game

Somebody warn Elvis, the Kings are returning to the Las Vegas desert for another tilt vs. the Colorado Avalanche.
Frozen Fury XV will take place on Saturday, September 29th – at MGM Grand Garden Arena, just like usual. Although this will be the 15th edition of the annual pre-season spectacular, it will actually mark the 17th […]

One-on-one with LA captain Dustin Brown, talking trade rumors

Dustin Brown has averaged 27 goals per season over the last four years, he’s always near the top of the league in hits (currently second) and has a very favorable contract, including a cap hit of $3.175 million per season.
Who wouldn’t want that guy on their team? So, of course, teams are interested in him.
But, […]

EXCLUSIVE – An open letter from Dustin Penner re: Pancakegate

As most of you know, Kings’ left wing Dustin Penner has been a frequent guest on MayorsManor since arriving in Los Angeles last February. He’s often brought a great sense of humor and insight to this site when talking about hockey and life in general. A lot has gone down though since he was a […]

Exclusive: Dustin Penner explains his injuries in exact detail

Lately, when Dustin Penner has appeared on MayorsManor, the subject matter has been largely comical. In the exclusive interview below though, he goes into specific detail about his injuries that have kept him out of the line-up a few times already this season.
First, he talks about when he knew he suffered the ‘lower body’ […]

Drew Doughty on his most annoying LA Kings teammate

Last night, after the Kings mailed in a 4-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche and sent thousands of disappointed fans into casinos and bars throughout Las Vegas, the team and dozens of staff boarded a private charter and headed off to Europe.
First stop will be Hamburg, Germany – where the Kings will play their final pre-season […]

Willie Mitchell and Mike Richards developing a bromance at camp

It may not be spring, but love is in the air.
Like the first day of school every fall, the opening of training camp for the LA Kings each September brings similar feelings and events with it.
You have the young kids, who are intimidated by the older guys – even though they’ll never admit it. You […]

Sneak Peek – a look at goalie JF Berube’s new mask design

If you’re a loyal reader of MayorsManor, you know all about the man known as ‘Hollywood.’
JF Berube was drafted by the Kings in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Since then, he’s gone on to become one of the top goalies in the QMJHL.
Here are some details on his new mask.
As shown […]