Coach Terry Murray Selects His Kings Rookie of the Year

Moving right along here in our weekend series focusing on the best Kings newcomer this season…
The four leading candidates for the title – Jonathan Bernier, Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Alec Martinez – have all weighed in with their opinions on each other and made their selection for who should win.
Essentially, we had two ties, [...]

Alec Martinez Helps Evaluate the Kings’ Rookies

When the season began, a number of rookies had earned key roles on the Kings roster.
As things wind to a conclusion this weekend we’ve been looking at which newcomer was the best-of-the-best. And who better to ask than the four leading candidates?
In a series of articles that began here, Jonathan Bernier said he’d go [...]

Kyle Clifford Helps Evaluate the Kings’ Rookies

Late yesterday we heard from Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier, as he first weighed in on the other three rookie’s vying for the team’s best newcomer title…and then actually shared who he’d select from the group.
Now, in the second part of an exclusive MayorsManor multi-part series, Kings rookie – and fan favorite – Kyle Clifford offers [...]

Evaluating the Rookies with Jonathan Bernier

Over the next 24 hours MayorsManor will provide a multi-part series on the Kings’ Best Rookie of the 2010-11 season, as determined by the players.
The four most likely candidates to win this award are (in alphabetical order) – Jonathan Bernier, Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis and Alec Martinez.
I’ve spoken with all four, plus coach Terry Murray [...]

…And Now You’re Caught Up – April 4, 2011

Opening weekend of Major League Baseball, the Final Four, WrestleMania, a Kings game, the Stars-Ducks game and the list goes on – it was a busy sports weekend for some of you.
So, here are the top ten Kings-related stories you need to know about or may have missed…
* Defenseman Willie Mitchell has been selected as [...]

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 [...]

Tony Granato on the LA Kings and GM Dean Lombardi

On January 20, 1990 the Kings traded away one of their most popular players, Bernie Nicholls, to the New York Rangers. In return they received Tomas Sandstrom and Tony Granato.
Even though it hurt to lose Nicholls, it might have been one of the best trades the organization made during that era. In return they received [...]

Martin Jones Named AHL Rookie of the Month

The last few days have gone pretty well for Kings goaltending prospect Martin Jones.
Yesterday, he posted his second shutout of the season, beating the Connecticut Whale 3-0.  Then, earlier today, he was named the AHL’s Rookie of the Month for December.
Originally assigned to the Ontario Reign (ECHL) to start the season, Jones was called up [...]

2010 Eddie Joyal Award – winner announced

The hockey world has many sayings.
Over the last few years, one of the more popular ones is ‘You have to learn how to lose before you can learn how to win.’ It was applied to the Penguins – who lost to Detroit in the Cup finals and then came back the following year to win [...]

2010 Eddie Joyal Award – game4 leaderboard update

Anze Kopitar has spoken.
The winner of last year’s inaugural Eddie Joyal Award had gone silent last Thursday in his first official appearance since summer ended.
After posting eight points in five exhibition games last season (5 goals, 3 assists), he was showing a goose-egg this time around. Worse yet, with the Kings shortened schedule this year [...]