Drew Doughty and Trevor Lewis – hockey’s lovable odd couple

It’s funny how life plays out sometimes.
Nearly seven years ago, on opening night of the OHL season, two teenagers crossed paths for the first time. They couldn’t have been more different. One was an outgoing, brash defenseman. The other, a quiet and extremely shy forward.
Trevor Lewis scored a goal in Owen Sound’s 4-3 loss that [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Lombardi confirms interest in signing Kings’ top college prospects

While the Kings were seemingly represented by dozens of prospects in junior hockey over the past few seasons, this year saw a bit of change – as most of LA’s key amateur players were on the rosters of U.S. college teams.
However, the shifting tide isn’t that surprising because Los Angeles has had a greater than average number of former NCAA players on their [...]

Lombardi explains what he wanted to accomplish at the trade deadline

With the NHL Trade Deadline now behind us, Kings GM Dean Lombardi was made available for questions earlier today. Among the many things discussed was the actual process he went through in acquiring defenseman Robyn Regehr, possible trades for an additional forward, Willie Mitchell’s injury, the development of key prospects, plans for the 2013 NHL [...]

Ray Whitney explains what’s wrong with the NHL today

A conversation with Ray Whitney is always a treat because he’s honest – brutally honest.  The Dallas Stars’ forward has appeared on MayorsManor numerous times through the years and he never fails to disappoint, the guy brings it each and every time.   After the perennial Kings Killer scored the second goal of last night’s game at Staples Center, he was still raring [...]

Dwight King and a Roberto Luongo look-a-like contest

One of the reasons we’re so fond of our Word Association segment is that it can be akin to sifting for gold. Amid the typical media questions – that some players find ridiculously boring – the format can suddenly produce a hidden treasure. And that’s what happened as we gathered comments to use in our [...]

Word Association: Kings players take on the hated Canucks

Drew Doughty was the first Kings player to openly talk about his hatred of the Canucks a few years ago.  Since then, several others have gone on the record with their disdain for the gang from Vancouver.  However, the other thing most commonly noted is that they’re a good team, usually followed by comments about [...]

Robitaille on Carter – ‘Only five guys in the NHL can do that’

Earlier today, Luc Robitaille joined Elliotte Friedman and Kelly Hrudey on Hockey Night in Canada radio (broadcast in the U.S. weekdays on Sirius/XM NHL Radio). He talked about several different topics during the 10 minute interview, including saying this about Jeff Carter…
“First of all, he has something you can’t teach,” the Kings’ President of Business [...]

Dean Lombardi – ‘Becoming emotionally attached again is a difficult thing’

After sending Simon Gagne back to the Philadelphia Flyers for a conditional draft pick, Kings GM Dean Lombardi held a conference call where he addressed a number of items, including – the trade details, injury updates, calling up prospects, what he’ll be looking for at the Trade Deadline and much more.  Here’s the first batch of [...]

Full comments from Dana White at UFC 157 pre-fight presser

UFC is back in Southern California this weekend with another historic card at the Honda Center in Anaheim. That was the first building to host a UFC event in California, was the home for their first televised card on FOX and this Saturday the place will be sold out for the first female fight in [...]

Carter and Kopitar preparing for competition, maybe burgers

Sometimes, with the benefit of hindsight, comments made in passing can take on greater meaning.
Back in October, during a visit to the MayorsManor show, Jeff Carter said – “I’ve only been to In-N-Out once since I’ve been here because I’m trying to watch my weight. With the lockout, I don’t want to pack too many [...]