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

NHL Network Radio

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

Clifford Dodgers 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

Kyle Clifford NHL Kings MayorsManor

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?

Clifford v Lewis salary cap

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

Jarret Stoll LA Kings MayorsManor

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’

LA Kings MayorsManor

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 […]

What to expect from the LA Kings at the 2013 NHL Draft

NHL Draft 2013 Kings

After sitting through a very boring fall, where the NHL didn’t play any games in October, November or December – things have been moving along at a fairly break-neck pace ever since.
First came 48 games in 99 days, then the post-season, the NHL Awards (well, sort of), the crowning of a new champion…and now, this […]

Kyle Clifford on Justin Williams fighting, retaliation and fatigue


The Kings did not take to the ice today, coming off their 3-1 win in Game 3. However, several player were made available for questions. Here’s what Kyle Clifford had to share…
On last night’s win:
“I think we came out with a really good start and that’s what we wanted. The first two games in Chicago […]

What’s waiting for the Kings in San Jose?

LA Kings practice playoffs MayorsManor

Even though the home team has won all five game playoff games between the Kings and Sharks and LA hasn’t won a game in San Jose since the 2011 playoffs, it hasn’t dampened the mood of coach Darryl Sutter or his players.
In an article posted yesterday, Sutter said things like – “We played well enough […]