UPDATE: Charity game with LA Kings players this Friday

NHLPA Charity Game 2012 MayorsManor Kings

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

MayorsManor LA Kings

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

POLL: Best Gretzky Game with LA Kings

The name Wayne Gretzky means many things to many people.
For most, it simply means hockey.
He retired on April 18, 1999 with 61 NHL records. Since then, only one – most career assists in the All-Star Game – has been broken.
The move that brought him to Los Angeles will probably forever be the biggest trade in [...]

LA Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs – When Mullets Were Cool

Tonight the Maple Leafs make a rare appearance in Los Angeles.
Toronto enters the game with 36 points, 13th in the Eastern Conference.  They’ll face a Kings team who won on Saturday for the first time in six games and now have 47 points, placing them 8th in the Western Conference.
However, when these two teams meet it will [...]

TRIVIA: Toronto Maple Leafs at LA Kings Preview

One of the many things separating hockey from the other major sports is that it actually has a capital. Basketball doesn’t have one, nor does baseball – even though Yankee fans would tell you differently.
And regardless of the Maple Leafs’ record at any given time, few in the world of hockey would disagree – except maybe [...]