VIDEO: Anze Kopitar report from Slovenia training facility

Last summer, in two separate articles, we brought you some pictures and updates from the facility where Anze Kopitar works out during the off-season. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and worth taking a look at (linked here and here).
Now, here’s a new report filed today showing more of his training and […]

Former King wore LA jersey while watching playoff games on TV

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It’s been three years since he last wore a Los Angeles Kings jersey in an NHL game. Yet, for much of the seven years prior, that’s all he knew.
His journey to the NHL wasn’t an easy one either. Originally drafted by the Islanders in 1992, he only played parts of two seasons there before signing with […]

Kaunisto eyes twitter return, not ready for Europe though

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“I’ll be back!”
That’s not Arnold Schwarzenegger uttering his famous line, it’s actually NHL prospect Ray Kaunisto talking about his impending return to twitter.
“I’m just taking a little hiatus,” he told us during a recent phone interview from his home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan – YooperVille USA, if you will.
Never afraid to speak the truth, […]

What I’ve learned so far… by LA forward Kevin Westgarth

Don Draper or Ethan Moreau? You decide.

Earlier this week we kicked off a new series here on MayorsManor, titled ‘What I’ve learned so far…”
Kings forwards Ethan Moreau and Trent Hunter were the first two to file a report, largely based around them getting to know some of their new teammates.
Here, we’ll switch things up a […]

The one thing Matt Greene never wants to see again, ever!

Penner – on the plane or the Space Shuttle? 

About a month ago, while we were collecting sound bites for an upcoming podcast, Matt Greene made of an offhanded comment when asked ‘Who will be the worst dressed player on the trip?’
After selecting Dustin Penner he added ‘because you never know what he’s going to pull […]

High / Low points from LA Kings opening games in Europe

For those unfamiliar with the High/Low segment here on MayorsManor, it’s a pretty simple format where we look at three highs and three lows from a specified topic – for example, a game or somebody’s career. Here, we’ll be reviewing the Kings’ trip to Europe, where they played the first two games of the season…
HIGHS
– Anze Kopitar: He […]

VIDEO: LA Kings at Hamburg Freezers (great highlights)

Below are the video highlights from yesterday’s Kings game in Hamburg, Germany. Forget the fact that this was just a pre-season game, take note of the great camera angles and fantastic slow motion stuff they captured… it’s really a thing of beauty.
All the goals are featured – along with nice footage of Justin Williams, […]

NHL Premiere: caption these three Drew Doughty photos

After a summer filled with some nervous Kings fans wondering if Drew Doughty would ever play a game in Los Angeles again – despite several reassurances by team management that he wasn’t going to be traded and it was ‘just business – the talented blueliner finally inked a deal on September 30th.
And while those same […]

Double Anschutz: LA Kings v Hamburg Freezers preview

Believe it or not, the Kings will play their final pre-season game in less than an hour. After that, it will be about 72 hours until the 2011-12 NHL season is finally underway!
LA’s opponent today, the Hamburg Freezers, are one of the many teams owned around the world by Phillip Anschutz – yes, the […]

MayorsManor podcast – European travel with the LA Kings

LA Kings plane ride (photo by J. Quick)

The MayorsManor podcast is back for the 2011-12 NHL season and this edition isn’t going to need much of an intro.
Prior to the LA Kings departing for their season opening trip to Europe for the NHL Premiere series, we caught up with various players to talk about the […]