MayorsManor: Thoughts on the 2015 NHL Awards Nominees

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Through the Professional Hockey Writers Association, I was honored to be part of the voting body responsible for most of the major NHL Awards a few years ago. However, once I started writing prospect profiles for the LAKings website, there was a conflict of interest, and I no longer have the opportunity to vote in any official […]

MayorsManor Live: 2014-15 LA Kings Post-Mortem, Every Question Answered

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We’re back! Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period magazine joins us to answer every L.A. Kings question you have about the team’s 2014-15 season, as well as what lies ahead in what will be an interesting summer. Topics include:
– Mike Richards, buy out or not? See the cap cost (penalty) by […]

Kyle Clifford – ‘This isn’t just a tight team, it’s a tight organization’

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Kings GM Dean Lombardi has already provided local media with his thoughts (and there were lots of them) regarding his club missing the playoffs. Same for Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, who met with the media following exit interviews on Monday at Toyota Sports Center. Their thoughts are posted here – including what it might […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker: Several Advance in Playoffs, MacDermid Suspended

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Post-season action in the Ontario Hockey League continues to roll right along with a few of the Kings prospects eliminated, but many still alive as action gets underway in the second round. For those unfamiliar with the junior hockey playoffs, there will be a winner crowned champion in the OHL (similar to the NHL). Then, […]

FREE REPLAY: WCB on NHL Radio with Bob McKenzie, and Others

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Bob McKenzie of TSN, Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period magazine, Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators, and Shawn Campbell of Montreal Canadiens radio all joined this week’s Two Man Advantage show on NHL Network Radio with Jonathan Davis to talk about the status of the Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Problems, WC Playoff Predictions

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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 the Los Angeles Kings missing the playoffs and to offer predictions on all eight Western Conference teams who did make it into post-season play. Among the highlights were a look […]

Kings Players Trying to One-Up Each Other

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After winning the Stanley Cup twice in the past three seasons, and then not making the playoffs this year, many questions are swirling around the LA Kings. Sunday brought a day of many confusing feelings for players – with team captain Dustin Brown calling it, “just an awkward feeling for this group.” He later added, […]

Dustin Brown on Fixing the Kings, Pushing Back on Sutter

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Never one to shy away from the media, Kings captain Dustin Brown met with a small group gathered at the team’s training facility in El Segundo earlier today. Following his club missing the playoffs for the first time since 2009, there was obvious disappointment and many in management, as well as inside the locker room, […]

Brown, Kopitar, Sutter on Life Without Stoll and Williams

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Among the Kings myriad of roster issues needing to be addressed over the next two months is what to do with pending unrestricted free agent forwards Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams. Both were critical pieces to the team’s two Stanley Cups. However, given the salary cap issues facing GM Dean Lombardi, there likely won’t be […]

Kopitar Reflects on Down Season and Potential Contract Extension

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Kings center Anze Kopitar met with the media at the team’s training center today following his exit interview with management. Early on in the discussion, Kopitar revealed he will soon join Team Slovenia at the IIHF World Championships because, after all, “It’s kinda hard to say no to your Dad.”
Below are additional highlights from the […]