Coach Terry Murray pushing and pulling Jack Johnson

It’s been said many times that Jack Johnson may have played his best hockey in the NHL during the six game stretch when Drew Doughty was out of the line-up last October.
Statistically, there was a dramatic difference. In those games, he collectively totaled seven assists and was a minus-1. His output in the […]

2011 Eddie Joyal Award winner announcement

Over his five pro seasons in the NHL, center Anze Kopitar has averaged 26 goals and 44 assists. Yet, he’d have to be near the top of any ‘underrated player’ list.
Few outside Los Angeles – or maybe the Pacific Division – are aware of just how good he truly is. Last year he […]

FULL VIDEO: LA Kings preview show on Fox Sports West

If you missed last night’s LA Kings preview show on Fox Sports West, fear not – Kings Vision has you covered. The video below features Kings captain Dustin Brown speaking to fans at HockeyFest, Kings analyst Jim Fox giving some predictions for the new season, they identify the x-factors for success this year and much […]

Five final thoughts on the Kings vs Avs at Frozen Fury 2011

In front of a sell-out crowd at the MGM Grand on Saturday (announced as 11.478), the Kings lost 4-1 to the Colorado Avalanche. To close the chapter on this year’s event, here are five post-game notes…
– The last time the Kings lost a 60-minute game to the Avalanche in Las Vegas was all […]

Anze Kopitar in the lead for 3rd annual Eddie Joyal Award

Eddie Joyal, early LA Kings star

At the end of Spring Training, the Dodgers hand out the Roy Campanella Award, to a player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership of the team’s former Hall of Fame catcher.
On a more humble note, for the past few seasons, MayorsManor has recognized the player who leads the Kings […]

Kings at Avalanche: post-game notes, Kopitar goal video

Last night, the Kings beat the Avalanche 6-0 in Colorado – powered by four goals in the second period. Below are some key stats from the game and fan-filmed footage of Anze Kopitar putting one of his three goals in the net.
* Justin Williams led all Kings with six shots on goal (one […]

LA Kings forward Brad Richardson – the human avalanche

LA Kings Brad Richardson (photo: C. Ikiri)

The old ‘put me in coach’ saying could possibly be modified for Brad Richardson. ‘Plug me in’ coach may be more appropriate for the versatile forward.
Last season he played just about every position among the Kings four offensive lines, including a few stints on the top line with […]

Kings coach Murray on why he wants Handzus back

Remember high school math? You learned a bunch of stuff you thought you’d never use.
Well, here’s your chance.
Michal Handzus‘ four-year career as an LA King could best be described as a bell curve (go look it up if you forgot).
The signing itself was panned and the first year didn’t do much to squash the chatter. […]

Kings coach Murray says Wayne Simmonds ‘hit a wall’

Obviously, there is more to player evaluation than just stats.
However, let’s start there for Wayne Simmonds…
2008-09 – nine goals, 14 assists, 23 points, 73 PIM, minus-8, 127 shots
2009-10 – 16 goals, 24 assists, 40 points, 116 PIM, plus-22, 127 shots
2010-11 – 14 goals, 16 assists, 30 points, 75 PIM, minus-2, 117 shots
Many people were predicting a ‘breakout’ […]

LA Kings Prospect Report – for some, the playoffs continue

The herd is starting to thin.
When the junior hockey playoffs began a few weeks ago the Los Angeles Kings were well represented. They had the WHL scoring champion (Linden Vey), a player on the top team the WHL (Brayden Schenn), the OHL scoring champion (Tyler Toffoli), a player on the top team in the OHL […]