Robitaille trying to keep Kings relevant despite changing plans

Luc Robitaille Kings Stanley Cup parade by Ikiri

As we approach Day 100 of the NHL Lockout, everything is still up on the air regarding the 2012-13 schedule, including any plans the LA Kings had put together to celebrate their Stanley Cup Championship.
“We feel as an organization we’ve been ready,” began Luc Robitaille, President of Business Operations, in a recent conversation with MayorsManor. “But, […]

Exclusive: Kopitar responds to criticism, facing crossroads

Anze Kopitar is 24 years old.
Although he’s about to complete his sixth full season in the NHL, it’s an important fact to remember.
Drafted in the first round by the Kings in 2005 – and signed to a long-term, big money contract after only two years of pro hockey in North America – pressure and expectations […]

Marcel Dionne – ‘Kopitar needs to make a decision’

Anze Kopitar, LA Kings (photo: Ikiri)

“I told (Anze) Kopitar ‘You aren’t touching the puck enough. I don’t like your breakout.’ I think Kopitar can make magic with the puck” – Marcel Dionne on MayorsManor in 2009.
Getting a chance to speak with a legend is always an honor. However, to chat with somebody as open as Dionne, it’s […]

Interview with WHL Scoring Champion Linden Vey

If you’ve been following along all season – of even half way paying attention – you know that many of the Kings prospects are having exceptional years.
Linden Vey, a fourth round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, would have to rank right up at the top of the list, having just won the WHL scoring […]

MayorsManor Podcast featuring Tony Granato

When evaluating a trade in sports years down the line if you’d still make the same trade again, that usually tells you which team won the exchange.
In the case of the Kings sending Bernie Nicholls to the New York Rangers for Tomas Sandstrom and Tony Granato, of course they’d do that deal again.
The offensive duo […]

LA Kings – Five Years Ago Today

Edmonton. Calgary. Vancouver.
The Kings played many classic games against their former Smythe Division rivals back in the 80s and early 90s.
Anaheim. San Jose. Detroit.
Since moving to Staples Center, the team has played some epic contests against those teams as well.
One team that won’t be making any such list is the Atlanta Thrashers – with one notable exception…
On […]

Coach Terry Murray – A Student of History?

With the Kings returning to the playoffs last year after an eight year hiatus there were many stories to reflect on at season’s end – including the play of Jonathan Quick and Drew Doughty. Yet, in the first half, all of the news centered on Ryan Smyth, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams.
Specifically, Smyth – who […]

Holiday Series – Gifts of Christmas Past

[Part one of a three part series]
In Charles Dickens’ classic novel A Christmas Carol the reader is taken through a spiritual awakening of Ebenezer Scrooge, a process that includes visits from the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
That tale began on Christmas Eve, however we’re going to begin a day earlier and […]

Bernier a perdu une bataille! Mais Bernier n’a pas perdu la guerre!

Just a slight twist on the more famous quote where Charles de Gaulle said France has lost the battle, but she has not lost the war.
Jonathan Bernier has yet to find his groove this season.
Further, for people expecting a goalie controversy in LA, it hasn’t materialized.
Yes, he was a first round draft pick. Yes, he […]

Interview w/ Los Angeles Kings legend Marcel Dionne

Throwback Thursdays continue here at MayorsManor…
Today we’re proud to welcome in another living legend. Earlier this week Marcel Dionne celebrated his 59th birthday, which is hard to believe for some…as it seems like just yesterday he was skating on the Triple Crown Line with Dave Taylor and Charlie Summer.
In reality, Marcel played for the Kings […]