More with Melrose: On Voynov, Vegas, and Vegetables

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In part one of our chat with Barry Melrose, he spoke at length about many of the key players who made up the LA Kings roster on his 1993 Stanley Cup Final team. Now, via questions from other media members, he touches on a myriad of additional topics, both historical and relevant to the future […]

Barry Melrose Evaluates Players from his 1993 Kings Roster

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Few other players or coaches spent such little time with the Los Angeles Kings and made such a lasting impression. Hired out of the Detroit Red Wings minor league system, Barry Melrose arrived to coach hockey at the Forum in 1992. Few had heard of him, although everybody knew his biggest star. With Wayne Gretzky […]

FREE REPLAY: Mayor on Sportsnet Talking Kings Trade Scenarios

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Enjoy a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio in Calgary with Pat Steinberg from earlier today, where they looked at key topics surrounding the Los Angeles Kings. Among the topics were: recent play of Jonathan Quick, make-up of the Kings defense, trade offers for Mike Richards (including ongoing interest […]

Blake on Kings Top Defensive Prospects and What’s Next

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Building on our article yesterday with Manchester coach Mike Stothers, we went a little higher up the chain of command and connected with Rob Blake regarding Derek Forbort being called up. During our discussion with the Kings Assistant GM, he also worked in two other players recently named to the team’s Top 10 Prospects list. Additionally, […]

Berube Finds Consistency In Net

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As the saying goes, slow and steady wins the race. LA Kings prospect JF Berube hopes to prove this old adage true.
While some prospects fast-track themselves towards a NHL job, Berube has taken a more scenic path. In Jonathan Quick’s first professional season, the goalie saw NHL action, something Berube hasn’t seen as he is […]

Robitaille on AHL Reign, Kings, preseason, and more

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Representatives from the LA Kings descended upon Ontario late Wednesday afternoon to unveil the new jersey to be worn by the team’s AHL affiliate when they begin playing in Southern California this coming October. After the press conference, we had a chance to catch up with Luc Robitaille, President of Hockey Operations, who shared the […]

Manchester Coach Adds More Notes on Forbort, Plus Trivia

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Yesterday, MayorsManor broke news that the Kings would officially be calling up 2010 first round draft pick Derek Forbort. As noted in Tuesday’s article, Forbort is the lone player remaining from the 30 guys selected in the first round of the 2010 Draft to make his NHL debut. However, even though he did practice in […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: State of the Kings, What’s Next

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about what might be troubling the Kings and to evaluate their chances of making the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs.
You can give today’s segment a listen using the player below or […]

Bissonnette Finds Comfort With AHL Contract

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Life as a professional hockey player isn’t always easy. Every day is a struggle – whether it is for ice time, or even simply to keep your job. Few know this better than Paul Bissonnette.
After several seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, the tough forward was not signed to another contract and left free to explore […]

Mike Richards Talks Skipping White House Visit

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There are many perks to winning a major sports championship. Parades through the city, diamond-filled rings, and raising banners are commonplace for teams who win it all in their respective sports. Mike Richards experienced all of those as a member of the LA Kings after winning two Stanley Cups in three seasons.
Earlier this week, he […]