POLL: Los Angeles Kings – Which record falls first?

Taking a break from all the Development Camp interviews and notes, let’s look at the Los Angeles Kings record book.
It’s fairly safe to say that Jonathan Quick is well on his way to rewriting the chapters on goaltending. He’s already established new single season marks for games played (72 in 2009-10) and wins (39, 2009-10). [...]

POLL: Who is the best U.S. born Kings player of all-time?

Happy 4th of July to all the MayorsManor readers and a special thank you to all the military personnel and their families. We appreciate all that you do to keep us safe and allow us to spend so much time thinking about hockey, instead of the horrible things people in other parts of the [...]

POLL: Ryan Smyth – what’s he worth to the LA Kings?

You always have to preface these type of things, so here goes – Ryan Smyth is a class act and was the perfect player at the perfect time when the Kings acquired him a few summers ago.
That said, according to a TSN report earlier today, Smyth has notified the Kings he would like to play [...]

POLL: Who should the LA Kings re-sign?

The Kings have a plethora of restricted free agents to evaluate – most notably, Drew Doughty and Wayne Simmonds.
However, they also have four unrestricted free agents they need to make decisions on by July 1st – Peter Harrold, John Zeiler, Michal Handzus and Alexei Ponikarovsky.
Let’s focus on the latter two.
Earlier today I posted comments from [...]

POLL: Who was the Los Angeles Kings 2011 Playoff MVP?

First off, I’d like to say thank you to everybody who reads MayorsManor – from the loyal daily readers, to the occasional people just passing by. I appreciate all of you and there will plenty more hockey coverage between now and the start of training camp next fall – including coverage of the draft, free [...]

POLL: Loudest Kings Game Ever at Staples Center?

Following up on the Mercury News article from yesterday (and my rebuttal available here), what is the loudest Kings game ever at Staples Center?
Beginning Wednesday morning, I’m confident the answer will be ‘Game Three vs. San Jose, 2011 Playoffs.’
Until then though, which of the following games would you say was the loudest?
Poll closes at 6pm PST [...]

POLL: LA Kings Player of the Month for March 2011

It’s that time of the month again…
After climbing back into the Western Conference playoff race with a record of 8-2-3 (19 points) in February, the Kings followed that up with a 9-3-2 record in March and the 20 points were their high water mark for the season.
Last month, Drew Doughty was the Player of the [...]

POLL: Who Will Seize The Opportunity?

With Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar out of the line-up for the final seven games of the regular season (and longer), nearly every Kings player is talking about guys needing to step up.
And although that seemed to be the theme of the day at practice yesterday, coach Terry Murray was stressing opportunity…
As in, “an opportunity [...]

POLL: LA Kings Player of the Month (February)

February saw the Kings climb back into the Western Conference playoff race with a record of 8-2-3. The 19 points tied their season high in a month, set in December (9-4-1 record).
As far as their Player of the Month goes, for the first time all season you can probably make a legitimate argument for three [...]

POLL: Greatest American-Born NHL Player

Even without a big marketing slash, it just may have been Legends Night at Staples Center on Monday.
Two of the greatest players to grace the NHL in the last 30 years played what could be their final games in Los Angeles, center Mike Modano and defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.
Which leads to the today’s question, is Modano [...]