Matt Greene lacks ‘skills to thrive in the outside world’

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Sunday’s game vs the Red Wings would usually mark one of the high points in a regular season for Kings’ defenseman Matt Greene. He grew up in Grand Ledge, about 90 minutes west of Detroit and also spent time with the U.S. National Development Program (based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan) prior to being drafted [...]

Kings’ captain Dustin Brown takes the Swiss Quiz

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LA Kings captain Dustin Brown has been over in Switzerland now for about a month. So, how’s he adjusting?
Well, he seems to be enjoying the candy.
Beyond that, he starts out by talking a little bit about why signed with the ZSC Lions during the lockout (echoing part of what he shared on MayorsManor just as he [...]

Martinez checks in from Finland, talks first goal with TPS

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You know the old saying – tenth time’s a charm.
Well, at least it was for Alec Martinez.
Playing in his tenth game with TPS Turku earlier today, the 25-year old defenseman finally scored his first goal in Finland.
“Yeah, it took long enough!” Martinez said when we caught up with him a few hours after he found the back [...]

Anze Kopitar on his goal – ‘I learned that move from Brownie!’

It had to be a bit of deja vu for Anze Kopitar today.
Back on September 22nd he joined younger brother Gasper as a member of Mora IK in Sweden’s tier II league. Anze assisted on a goal late in the third period that day and his team went on to defeat Djurgarden in a shootout.
Since then, [...]

Ask Anze – Kopitar answers your questions from Sweden

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A trademark of MayorsManor over the last few years has been engaging hockey fans in the conversations we have with players – from the prospects to the pros. We’ve reached out on twitter and facebook before practices or even in the off-season – we want to know what’s on your mind and what questions you’d [...]

More than just an 82-game season at stake for Anze Kopitar

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After months of posturing by both sides, the NHL made what looks like the first serious proposal yesterday to the NHLPA. While a few items might need some tweaking around the edges in the coming days, the deal is based around a 50/50 split of revenue – long believed to be around the allocation both sides would [...]

Exclusive: Alec Martinez explains the joy and pain of signing in Finland

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When Kings captain Dustin Brown threw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium a few weeks ago several of his LA teammates were at the park that night too – including Alec Martinez.
The Michigan native is a major sports fan, including baseball. But, truth be told, he’s a Detroit fan through and through. In fact, [...]

Kopitar channels his inner Peter Forsberg with latest goal overseas

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Locked out LA Kings center Anze Kopitar scored his second goal in Sweden during yesterday’s 5-3 loss to Orebro. It was his second goal and seventh point since signing on to play with Mora IK and his younger brother Gasper. As you’ll hear in the interview following the clip, it was the same move he [...]

Pics and video from Saturday: Kopitar brothers vs Leksand

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On Saturday afternoon, in front of 7,382 fans at the Tegera Arena – roughly double the size of the crowds he’s been playing in front of in Sweden and less than half as many as he’s used to in the States – Anze Kopitar skated in his fourth game for Mora IK.
It could be argued [...]

Pre-game pics of Anze Kopitar’s first game in Sweden

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The game hasn’t even started yet and MayorsManor already has the first batch of photos from Anze Kopitar’s debut with Mora IK today in Sweden…

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to Petter Fritz, our correspondent in Sweden, for this first batch of shots.  We’ll have a more detailed report from the game available later today.
UPDATE:  
Mora was trailing 4-2 late in the third [...]