The Final Interview: Darryl Sutter on the How and Why of Being Fired, plus What Lies Ahead

When all was said and done, Darryl Sutter remained Darryl Sutter right up until the very end… and even beyond.
Just days removed from being fired in Los Angeles, he was back in a very familiar setting – about an hour outside of downtown, watching the Kings AHL affiliate in Ontario. Unlike previous visits, which provided […]

WATCH: LA Kings Press Conference with Robitaille and Blake

On Monday, following the LA Kings missing the playoffs for the second time in three years, AEG President and CEO Dan Beckerman announced the exit of GM Dean Lombardi and coach Darryl Sutter, as both were relieved of their duties.
“This was an extremely difficult decision and was made with an enormous amount of consideration […]

Latest Thoughts on Changes Coming to the LA Kings

Remember when you would get in trouble as a kid and your mom would tell you, ‘Just wait until your father gets home!’ and the anticipation of what he might say or do would just eat you up inside? Well, welcome to the City of Angeles on April 10, 2017 – where the tension in […]

Expanded Details on LA Kings 2016-17 Home Opener

Building on our tweet yesterday, where we noted the Kings would open their 2016-17 home schedule with a game on October 14th vs. the Philadelphia Flyers, we can now pass along some additional details. After speaking to various sources throughout the week, it has become apparent that, despite the game being scheduled for a Friday […]

What You Need to Know About Michael Mersch’s Game

MayorsManor has confirmed: #LAKings have called up @mikemersch25 (Mike Mersch) from @ontarioreign. Had 12 goals in 19 AHL games this season.
— The Mayor John Hoven (@mayorNHL) December 9, 2015
Dating back to last season, Michael Mersch has scored 36 goals in his last 52 games.
With a dizzying array of feints and jukes, the newest King always […]

Rob Blake Interview Part 1 – on Mersch, AHL in Ontario

After the Ontario Reign’s 3-0 win over the San Jose Barracuda, Reign General Manger Rob Blake met with the media postgame.
On Michael Mersch playing in Ontario Compared to LA:
“I thought he had a tremendous training camp also in that aspect.  He does a lot of things that are hard to find in the league, puck […]

Rob Blake Clear on Monarchs’ Playoff Mission

From the moment we first started posting stories about the Kings’ plans to move their top minor league affiliate from Manchester to the West Coast, Monarchs fans were – understandably – disappointed. However, it certainly can’t be argued the team is going away quietly.
After recently wrapping up the best record in the AHL, and […]

Blake and Stothers Excited for Adrian Kempe’s U.S. Debut

Even though the Manchester Monarchs have already wrapped up home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, entering their final three games of the regular season this weekend, things are anything but calm around the team with the AHL’s be record.
Their 233 goals for are the second-most of any team in the Eastern Conference, and most by any […]

Blake on Trip to North Dakota, Waiting on LaDue’s Decision

Now that it has been a full week since Paul LaDue and the University of North Dakota were defeated by Boston University at the Frozen Four, here is an update on where things stand with one of the Kings top defensive prospects…
Assistant GM Rob Blake – along with Nelson Emerson (Director of Player Development), Mike […]

Rob Blake on Kings’ Signing of Brodzinski, Other Moves

It’s that time of the year, the period in which NHL clubs begin signing their college prospects. As reported earlier today, Kings Assistant GM Rob Blake was in Minnesota on Tuesday to meet with prized forward Jonny Brodzinski. Within an hour of returning to Los Angeles this afternoon, he was on the phone with MayorsManor, […]