On This Date: Interview with player who scored first ever LA Kings goal

October 14, 1967 – On this date in hockey history the LA Kings made their official NHL debut. Several years ago MayorsManor was lucky enough to interview the man who scored the first goal in franchise history as part of that game. Today, we proudly share our discussion with Brian Kilrea once again…
Ottawa is a long way from Los Angeles.
Yet, [...]

Marty McSorley on lockout and what NHLPA should be asking for

We had a chance to catch up with former NHL defenseman Marty McSorley recently. For the second year in a row he was a guest at Jim Fox’s Sunset Sip event. While the main focus of the night was on wine tasting and raising awareness for mental health, discussion of the NHL lockout was omnipresent [...]

Luc Robitaille on playing for the Red Wings and Kings alumni

Recently, it was announced that Kings’ President Luc Robitaille would be a participant in the 2012 Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown on December 31 at Comerica Park, as part of the 2013 Winter Classic festivities. Yes, he’ll be wearing a Detroit jersey again – alongside notable Wings’ alum Chris Chelios, Kris Draper, Larry Murphy, [...]

MayorsManor LIVE – 2012 Stanley Cup Finals preview, right?

Iconic rock band KISS opens their shows with the p.a. announcer stating ‘You wanted the best, you got the best! The hottest band in the world…’
We’ll, if you’ll allow us to riff on that, we’re throwing out this today – ‘You wanted the best, you got the best! The greatest guest list ever assembled to [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio – Kings v Blues playoff preview show

Are you ready?  It’s game day!
The Kings are in St. Louis to kick off their second round series vs. the Blues and we have a jam packed show for you to help preview things.
Both teams came into the league in 1967 when the NHL expanded from it’s ‘Original Six’ and added ‘the Second Six.’ However, [...]

MayorsManor LIVE show – NHL Playoff Preview

Free replay of the MayorsManor LIVE show from Tuesday, April 10.  We had a plethora of guests to help us look at all the playoff match-ups in the Western Conference. Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period  joined me as co-host for another night of hockey talk galore. The show featured…
- Daryl Evans previews the Kings-Canucks series [...]

HUGE MayorsManor LIVE show – April 4, 2012

MayorsManor LIVE returns tonight at our usual 8 pm PST start time and just wait until you see what we have lined up…
Of course, we’ll be taking your calls and questions – dial us up toll-free at (888) 342-0491.
Dave Joseph of ESPN will join me as co-host for a night of hockey talk galore.
On the agenda so far…
- NHL legend Jeremy [...]

Marcel Dionne on Jonathan Quick and NHL goaltending

Jonathan Quick in retro gear (photo: Ikiri)

Fresh back from a five-day trip to Russia, Marcel Dionne arrived in LA last week to participate in the LA Kings Fantasy Camp. The night before he joined several other members of the Kings Alumni and this year’s campers, I met with Dionne for a one-on-one interview, where we [...]

Marcel Dionne – ‘Kopitar needs to make a decision’

Anze Kopitar, LA Kings (photo: Ikiri)

“I told (Anze) Kopitar ‘You aren’t touching the puck enough. I don’t like your breakout.’ I think Kopitar can make magic with the puck” – Marcel Dionne on MayorsManor in 2009.
Getting a chance to speak with a legend is always an honor. However, to chat with somebody as open as Dionne, it’s [...]

MayorsManor Podcast with Mark Hardy

Mark Hardy played 616 games on the LA Kings blueline.

He also has the second most assists, third most points and fifth most penalty minutes by a defenseman in franchise history.

His career saw him go from being drafted by the Kings, shipped to New York after eight seasons in LA, then back to the Kings for their [...]