NHL Awards – selections submitted for 2013 regular season honors

Beginning Monday, the NHL will start to announce the nominees for the 2013 Regular Season Awards, beginning with the three Calder Trophy candidates. This comes on the heals of having members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (myself included) submit our nominees in various categories just before the playoffs began. We were asked to provide [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio: Kings v Blues preview with Jim Fox

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?
First up we’ll check in with Jim Fox, who [...]

MayorsManor named Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports’ Puck Daddy

Even without a single NHL game played in Southern California since mid-June, it’s still been a pretty exciting year around MayorsManor. During the lockout we’ve brought you updates from around the globe – including conversations with Anze Kopitar about playing in Sweden, Dustin Brown in Switzerland, Alec Martinez from Finland, Jonathan Bernier from Germany, a [...]

MayorsManor nominated for Best Sports Blog by LA Weekly

The finalists for this year’s LA Weekly Web Awards have been announced and MayorsManor is proud to be included in the Best Sports Blog category.
A special thank you goes out to all the loyal readers – from here on the site to the thousands more who follow along on twitter, facebook and other social media sites.
As [...]

LA prospect Jeff Zatkoff named AHL Goalie of the Month

Jeff Zatkoff has reemerged as the top goalie in Manchester.
For those unfamiliar with the goaltending situation with the Kings top farm team, the Manchester Monarchs (AHL), here’s a quick, watered down version…
Jonathan Bernier was the starting goalie there two years ago. Zatkoff was his understudy and was expected to be the number one guy [...]

VIDEO: Barry Melrose gives Kopitar ‘Mullet of the Week’

In what has to be the greatest hockey award ever created, Barry Melrose put out his ‘Mullet of the Week’ award winner today…and Anze Kopitar, who played like a mad man in the Kings first two games of the season, was the proud recipient.
Who ever would have thought after the trading of Ryan Smyth a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

More from Laperriere – talking Luc, health, life after hockey

A few days ago Ian Laperriere joined us to talk about the Mike Richards trade. Did the Kings get good value in the blockbuster swap with the Flyers? Lappy thinks so. If you missed the full interview, you can read his thoughts here.
Because everybody loves Lappy, he’s back today for more. This time around we [...]

Dustin Brown Evaluates the Rookies, Crowns Kings ROY

Over the weekend we took a look at the four leading candidates who were vying to become the Kings’ Rookie of the Year – Jonathan Bernier, Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Alec Martinez.
Each gave their thoughts on the other three candidates and then selected the player they felt was most deserving of the honor. Lewis [...]