MayorsManor Live Radio with Bates Battaglia

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On today’s episode of the MayorsManor show we’re joined by former NHL player Bates Battaglia. In addition to his time with the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs, he had runs in the ECHL, AHL and a few European leagues as well.  However, he’ss now become a bit of TV star after winning the most [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio: NHL Awards and playoff predictions

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With the 2013 regular season behind us it’s time to talk about who is worthy of being nominated for the NHL Awards and look ahead to the eight playoff match-ups.  Who will win in the East?  Which teams have a shot at an upset in the West?
As usual, there a lot of questions at this time of [...]

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 photos from NHLPA skate at TSC – LA Kings and more

While Dustin Penner continues to get his work in at Anaheim Ice with Teemu Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf, most of his LA Kings teammates have been renting rink time at TSC – the Kings regular training facility.  They’ve also had a revolving cast of players from around the league joining them for the sessions in El Segundo.  Below [...]

UPDATE: Charity game with LA Kings players this Friday

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Dying to see your favorite LA Kings players back on the ice?
Well here’s your chance.
On Friday, November 9th members of the NHLPA will participate in a charity game at the Kings training facility in El Segundo. Many members of the LA Kings 2012 Stanley Cup Championship team will participate – including Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford, Colin Fraser, [...]

1993: Looking back at the LA Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

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With Fox Sports West airing two playoff games from 1993 last night, twitter was abuzz with memories as older fans reminisced during one of the greatest 7-game series to ever be played and newer fans were finally able to witness the drama as it unfolded. Hat tricks by both captains, a style of physical play you [...]

Marcel Dionne on Jonathan Quick and NHL goaltending

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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 [...]

NHRA funny car driver Jeff Arend talks Kings vs Leafs

It doesn’t matter what the field is – be it acting, music, racing or you name it – if you bring up hockey and there’s a Canadian present, they’re usually quick to jump into the conversation.
Over the last few months, a few of the stars of NHRA Drag Racing have stopped by MayorsManor to talk hockey [...]

Kings at Maple Leafs – notes on Melrose, Mitchell, mistakes

Tonight will be the end of an era on at least two fronts.
First, interim coach John Stevens will be coaching his last game for the Kings – as Darryl Sutter is expected to be officially announced as the team’s new bench boss tomorrow and resume game duties Thursday vs the Ducks.
Second, beginning next season, gone [...]

Ranking the Honda Center and other NHL Buildings

Occasionally when you come across something of interest you file it away in the back of your brain for later.
While preparing for the trip down to Anaheim tonight my thoughts were drawn back to a recent article from Rich Hammond of LAKingsInsider.com , where he ranked his favorite NHL cities.
Having been to 27 different NHL [...]