Monarchs coach singing the praises of Kings top prospects

On Wednesday afternoon, Manchester Monarchs coach Mark Morris was a guest on NHL Network Radio with host Scott Laughlin. During the course of the conversation, Morris had plenty to say about the Kings top prospects, both the players currently with the big club and several of the stars-in-waiting down in the AHL. Here’s a transcript [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on Sportsnet – talking Brown, Blake and more

On Thursday afternoon I was once again a guest on Sportsnet radio in Calgary. We talked about all the latest news surrounding the LA Kings – including Dustin Brown’s contract extension, Ron Hextall leaving for Philadelphia, the hiring of Rob Blake, who will coach Manchester next season, prospects on the rise, adding Dan Carcillo, [...]

Lombardi responds to anybody critical of Rob Blake hiring

During today’s conference calls with Dean Lombardi and Rob Blake, neither man shied away from the fact that some Kings fans – albeit, a small vocal group – may not like the hiring of the future Hall of Fame Player.
Despite a long list of credentials, including being the Kings’ all-time leader in games played, goals, [...]

Dean Lombardi on how and why he hired Rob Blake

We’ve already posted Rob Blake’s full comments from this morning’s media conference call. Now, here’s what Dean Lombardi had to say about his new Assistant GM…
- On what made Blake the right guy for the job:
“There’s a number of things. First and foremost though, I think that this job entails so much more than generally [...]

Rob Blake – hoping third time is a charm, ready for new chapter

Below are the full comments from Rob Blake’s call with the media earlier today, following the announcement that he’d been hired as the LA Kings new Assistant General Manager…
[note: There is a small portion, maybe less than one minute, missing from his opening remarks. We'll fix it later this afternoon.]
- Opening comments: “On a nightly [...]

Lombardi and Robitaille on the hiring of Rob Blake as Kings Asst GM

As MayorsManor first told you about earlier in the week, Rob Blake has been named the new Assistant GM in Los Angeles. The Kings will hold a media conference call later this morning – so, we’ll have plenty more quotes throughout the day today.
However, here’s some instant reaction from Dean Lombardi and Luc Robitaille, courtesy [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Rob Blake will be named Asst GM in LA later this week

The shocking news just continues to flow from Kings headquarters in El Segundo this week.
Fresh on the heels of Dean Lombardi’s long-time right-hand man, Ron Hextall, returning to the Flyers – on something he said was nothing more than following a ‘gut feeling’ – MayorsManor can now share the second piece… Rob Blake will be [...]

POLL: Blake, Roenick or others for Hockey Hall of Fame?

Taking a brief break from the Development Camp Preview series with the LA Kings prospects to focus on something else happening this week.
Tomorrow the Hockey Hall of Fame will announce the names of the four players who will forever be enshrined into the hallowed institution during a big ceremony in November.
Last year’s class was Pavel [...]

Dustin Brown reacts to 10 LA Kings-inspired baby names

On Saturday afternoon Nicole Brown, wife of Kings captain Dustin Brown – and the self-proclaimed ‘best hockey player in the Brown household’ – made her return visit to The Fourth Period Live, a weekly show airing on NHL Network Radio via Sirius/XM.
During her segment she dropped the news that the couple is expecting their fourth child.
So, with three [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio – Canucks v Kings preview with Ray Ferraro

When you’ve played over 1.200 games in the NHL and scored more than 400 goals, you’ve earned the right to talk about hockey for a living. And when you have a personality about it, all the better.
These days, Ray Ferraro is based out of Vancouver, working for TSN. However, after being selected by the Whalers at [...]