VIDEO: Full Brian Burke presser, changes underway in Calgary

If you know anything about NHL managers, you’re already hip to the fact Brian Burke is one of the most polarizing figures in the game, as well as one of the most entertaining. When he was hired by the Calgary Flames several months back, the writing should have been on the wall that major [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on Sportsnet Radio – looking at the Martin Jones situation

On Wednesday afternoon I was back on Sportsnet 960 in Calgary to help preview the Kings-Leafs game. During the conversation we spent quite a bit of time talking about Martin Jones – about his past, what he’s been doing over the past few weeks with the Kings and speculated on his future once Jonathan [...]

Progress Reports on LA Kings Prospects, December 2013

The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll usually spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on [...]

Prospect Game Watch – Alex Roach’s Homecoming

The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on the [...]

AUDIO: West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – November 3, 2013

Along with my co-host Jonathan Davis, we packed another two hours of hockey talk into this week’s episode of West Coast Bias over on NHL Network Radio. Joining us for some of the fun was former goaltender Kelly Hrudey of Hockey Night in Canada, plus veteran official (and author) Kerry Fraser.
One of the key highlights [...]

Instant Quotes – Kopitar talks Kings 3-2 loss to Flames

Instant quotes from Kings locker room following their 3-2 loss to the visiting Calgary Flames.
First up, Anze Kopitar…
On how the team has been playing up until tonight:
“You have to play every night like that. It’s not enough to play four good games, and a couple slides, and four good ones. It’s a matter of being [...]

The Coaches: Ducks’ Bruce Boudreau vs Flames’ Bob Hartley

Coming off a season that couldn’t have looked much different for two teams playing in the same league, early indicators are things could be different for the Ducks and Flames this time around. A year ago, Bruce Boudreau’s Anaheim club claimed the Pacific Division title and re-signed their captain to an eight-year contract. Meanwhile in [...]

Why Jagr makes more sense than Iginla for the Kings

If there’s one thing you’ve probably learned about MayorsManor through the years it’s that we don’t waste much time on trade rumors. Such articles are great for driving traffic to a website, but they’re also a maddening exercise that usually bears very little fruit. Instead, we prefer to deal with real stories, not hypothetical ones.
Occasionally though, there [...]

Comments from Calgary Flames locker room after 3-1 loss to Kings

It was a 2-1 game on Monday night, until Dustin Brown potted an empty net goal to finish off the Flames and secure a 3-1 victory for the Kings.  Here’s what they were saying back in the Calgary locker room after their latest loss…
Coach Bob Hartley on the overall game: “They put us on our heels. [...]

Flames’ Cammalleri on LA fans and other pre-game comments

We took a lap around the Calgary Flames locker room following their pre-game skate at Staples Center this morning. Here’s what a few players had to say heading into the second of back-to-back games vs. the Kings…
- Mike Cammalleri on if the chippy game we saw at the end of Saturday’s game will carry over [...]