A look at the LA Kings 2014 trade deadline possibilities

For some reason, the trade questions are flooding in from hockey fans way more than in years past. That’s a good thing, but it’s also challenging to answer everybody on Twitter, Facebook, email, radio, etc. So, let’s just take one comprehensive look at what the Kings might be up to. Below are many of the [...]

Darryl Sutter talks Kings 4-3 OT win vs Sharks

LA coach Darryl Sutter following the Kings 4-3 OT win vs the visiting San Jose Sharks…
On tonight being an impressive win:
“You know what, we’re playing the best team in the league. The best part for me was the fact that they scored a few seconds in and we were able to come right back.”
On the [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: Rangers v Kings – Frozen Fury 2013

Opening night of Frozen Fury 2013 featured a dominant performance by Darryl Sutter’s Kings over the visiting New York Rangers. With their 4-1 victory on Friday, LA now holds a 3-0 lifetime record vs. the blueshirts in Las Vegas.
MayorsManor photographer Chasen Ikiri was on hand to snap up all the action – including images of [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – talking Clifford, Kings plans

Over the weekend I joined host Nick Alberga for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed MayorsManor breaking the news of Kyle Clifford’s new two-year contract with the Kings, Willie Mitchell’s [...]

Clifford leaves shovel and trade rumors behind, returning to Kings

Kyle Clifford is a simple man, he makes no bones about it.
From the game he plays on the ice, to the lifestyle he leads off it, there are no secrets. It’s point A to point B and he’s happy every step of the way.
While some of his teammates have been off getting married or taking [...]

CONFIRMED: Kings have new deal in place with Kyle Clifford

The latest piece to Dean Lombardi’s summer-long science project appears to be done. A source close to the situation has confirmed to MayorsManor that the Kings and forward Kyle Clifford have agreed upon a new contract.
With the return of the 22-year old left wing, the Kings would have a trio of toughness, as he will be [...]

Salary Cap Crunch – Kyle Clifford or Trevor Lewis?

We keep waiting for people to beg for mercy, complaining that their heads hurt from all the math. Instead, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive all summer long to our series of salary cap articles. And why not, if there was ever a period in NHL history where you really needed to understand the cap [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on Edmonton radio – talking Brown and Clifford

With all the breaking news surrounding the LA Kings this week, I once again took a few laps around the hockey radio airwaves – with guest spots on the NHL Network (Sirius/XM), Sportsnet in Calgary and The Team in Edmonton.
If you missed the Calgary spot, it’s posted here.  We talked about a handful of topics, including the [...]

Wait, the Kings trade for Dan Carcillo isn’t official?

There was so much news out of LA Kings headquarters on Thursday it was dizzying at times. And one of the little nuggets that could have easily slipped through the cracks was a brief mention about the previously announced acquisition of Dan Carcillo.
According to GM Dean Lombardi, the trade is actually not a 100% done deal [...]

Lombardi on contracts he’s working on – ‘Every nickel counts’

So far, the summer of 2013 hasn’t been quite the magical ride for Dean Lombardi that he experienced last year.
Not only did the Kings fall short of their goal – winning a second Stanley Cup – he also was faced with a shrinking salary cap to go along with three Unrestricted Free Agents and more [...]