Scott Parse thinks it’s all between his ears, Murray unsure

Scott Parse of LA Kings (photo: M. Zampelli)

Against the Ducks last night, Kings coach Terry Murray wasn’t happy with the way Scott Parse was moving – or not moving – out on the ice.
When his post-game press conference included comments like ‘There’s not much happening on either side of the puck for him right now’ […]

Kings Training Camp 2011: the ‘all injured players’ quotes

It was a long, long day at the rink for day one of the Kings 2011 Training Camp.
There is just way too much info to get though tonight. However, knowing that people want to read some quotes, I’m going to post some guerrilla style threads. These wont have the normal MayorsManor polish and presentation. Just […]

Final notes and pics of Anze Kopitar as he leaves Slovenia

Last week we shared some photos and notes from Anze Kopitar’s training over in the beautiful city of Bled, Slovenia…and he’s now ready to return ‘home’ to Los Angeles.
Monday morning he’ll be boarding a flight and heading back to the U.S., giving him a few days to get his legs under him before HockeyFest on […]

Confusion reigning between Kings and ECHL affiliate?

Being an ECHL affiliate to an NHL team isn’t quite as glamorous as it might seem on the surface.
The way hockey is structured, most top prospects are either playing major-junior in Canada – via the WHL, OHL and QMJHL – or are enrolled at an American University. Once the player is a little older, […]

POLL: How should NHL resolve Kings-Oliers grievance?

Poor Gary Bettman. The guy gets booed everywhere he goes.
He rarely gets complimented for anything he does, at least not by fans.
And he finds himself in another lose-lose situation after the Los Angeles Kings officially filed a grievance against the Edmonton Oilers.
Regardless of how he resolves the mess, some percentage of people on the […]

After grievance filed, exclusive interview with Colin Fraser

Rich Clune, Colin Fraser at Dodger game

It’s been a busy week in the land of Mulletgate.
After the Mike Richards press conference on Wednesday, Kings GM Dean Lombardi let it be known he was still keeping his options open when it came to dealing with the aftermath of the Ryan Smyth trade – although indicating things […]

LA Kings Lombardi – ‘Kopitar may be the new Blake Griffin’

Mike Richards, Mike Richards, Mike Richards.
Don’t worry, we’ll get back to him later – there are plenty more notes and quotes from today’s press luncheon that I’ll post later.
How about we shift gears though for a moment…
Among the myriad of topics that Kings GM Dean Lombardi waxed poetically about for more than 30 minutes after […]

More from Laperriere – talking Luc, health, life after hockey

A few days ago Ian Laperriere joined us to talk about the Mike Richards trade. Did the Kings get good value in the blockbuster swap with the Flyers? Lappy thinks so. If you missed the full interview, you can read his thoughts here.
Because everybody loves Lappy, he’s back today for more. This time around we […]

LA Kings center Anze Kopitar – What if? And what’s next?

March 23, 1994 will forever be remembered as the night Kings captain Wayne Gretzky passed Gordie Howe to become the all-time leading goal scorer in NHL history.
I’m not so sure March 26, 2011 will have the same staying power over time. But, for now, it’s the date that Kings players, fans and management can’t erase […]

Lombardi on Williams, Parse, Loktionov, Schenn injuries

All things considered, the Kings have been pretty transparent with injuries of late. There wasn’t a lot of the mysterious ‘lower (or upper) body injury’ stuff from several months ago.
Then again, it’s hard to mask Anze Kopitar‘s leg injury when it played out live inside Staples Center and at home on television. Just about every […]