MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 8 – Kings at Blue Jackets

Think fast – who leads the Kings in points right now? Anze Kopitar? Dustin Brown? Jeff Carter maybe? No, no and no.
It’s still Kyle Clifford with five points (one goal, four assists).  However, this is the First Goal Contest, so you may want to look in a different direction.
Brown has been heating up lately, scoring [...]

The likely reason why Dustin Penner isn’t playing tonight

Columbus Blue Jackets Mason WWE title

With the Kings off to a 2-3-2 start in the early going this season, coach Darry Sutter has yet to find a winning combination that can sustain any type of success.
And Dustin Penner appears to be the guy taking the brunt of things at the moment.
The 6-foot-4 left wing was widely credited as being one of [...]

POLL: Who should the Kings start vs. CBJ – Bernier or Quick

Jonathan Quick Kings MayorsManor water bottle

Everybody knows the story by know – Jonathan Quick, last year’s playoff MVP, had back surgery over the summer. So, there were many questions coming out of the lockout and into 2013 about his health, leaving many wondering if he’d be able to repeat the amazing numbers posted last season.
Through seven games, few questions have probably been answered.
He looked shaky in game [...]

A prospect’s jounral: What it’s really like on the road

Stefan Legein Manchester AHL MayorsManor

Through the years we’ve occasionally turned the keys to MayorsManor over to a few of the LA Kings players and prospects, allowing them to pen an article for the site. Of course, none more famously perhaps than Dustin Penner’s open letter regarding Pancakegate.
Today, we’re sharing not just one entry, but actually several comments and observations [...]

Audio: Coach Darryl Sutter post-game comments vs CBJ

Kings coach Darryl Sutter usually provides some great quotes during his post-game pressers. Last night wasn’t one of them. Following his team’s disappointing loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, few Sutterisms were offered up. Basically, he’s looking for a better effort and a more focused game from just about everybody except goalie Jonathan Bernier. Take [...]

Audio: Anze Kopitar post-game, Kings lose 3-1 to Jackets

After the Kings loss to the Blue Jackets in Columbus, here are some of the questions Anze Kopitar was asked in the media scrum. He wasn’t offering any excuses for losing to the last place team in the NHL…

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Audio: Jeff Carter post-game, Kings lose 3-1 to Jackets

After the Kings loss to the Blue Jackets in Columbus, here are some of the questions Jeff Carter was asked in the media scrum. For a good laugh, be sure to listen to his answer about the promotion run in the arena last night where fans could get their Carter jerseys converted to a Jack [...]

VIDEO: Johnson post-game vs LA – ‘I wanted to get this win’

Jack Johnson continued his hot play of late for Columbus last night. With his tenth goal of the season, he now has goals in back-to-back games and points in three straight for his new club. After the Blue Jackets downed the Kings 3-1, he sounded like a guy taking a few subtle shots at his [...]

Daryl Evans previews LA Kings Carter vs CBJ Johnson

LA Kings radio commentator Daryl Evans helps preview tonight’s game vs. Columbus. As you’d expect, much of the talk has to do with Jeff Carter and Jack Johnson.

Click here if you want to see what Johnson – now wearing number seven – had to say after scoring his first goal in a Blue Jackets jersey [...]

Flyers’ Ian Laperriere on the newest King, Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter comes to LA (photo: Ikiri)

This piece doesn’t need much of an introduction. Ian Laperriere is one of the most honest and straight forward guys in hockey. He’ll tell you exactly how it is and he always speaks from the heart.
In a MayorsManor podcast two years ago he had some choice words for former [...]