Doan returns, Flyers beat Coyotes and Tippett not happy

Coyotes captain Shane Doan made a return to the line-up Saturday night in Phoenix after a prolonged absence due to Rocky Mountain Fever. Out since December 4, Doan played over 18 minutes, but didn’t record a shot or point in his team’s 5-3 loss to the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.
Back in their respective locker rooms, here’s [...]

Some pretty disturbing numbers around the NHL

As we hit the quarter poll of the NHL season it’s time to go inside the numbers and what he have found for some teams is truly disturbing. The Edmonton Oilers (3.73), Calgary Flames (3.71), Florida Panthers (3.19) and NY Islanders (3.14) are at the bottom of the NHL Goals Against stats chart.
Edmonton has surrendered [...]

VIDEO: Press Conference of the Year – Flyers hire new coach

Little words are needed here, just sit back and watch the video. While it’s never easy to talk about a guy losing his job, that’s not really what’s highlighted in the clip. Instead, watch the Philly media attack Flyers management and owner Ed Snider. You’ll quickly understand why both sides have the reputations they do…

Perhaps [...]

Dustin Penner leaves, Dan Carcillo joins LA Kings

A little sarcasm on this fine Tuesday… With the departure of Ron Hextall on Monday, Kings GM Dean Lombardi moved quickly to replace his Flyers quotient by adding left wing Daniel Carcillo on Tuesday.
[Happy now? Back to playing it straight for a few minutes.]
In Carcillo the Kings add a left wing (and a left shot) [...]

AUDIO: Ron Hextall conference call, leaving LA for Flyers

On Monday afternoon news broke that Ron Hextall would be leaving the Kings organization and rejoining the Philadelphia Flyers.  It’s essentially a lateral move, as he’ll be the Assistant GM there as well.  Regardless, a few hours later media were invited to ask him questions during a conference call, where he tried to help everybody make sense of [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Ian Laperriere

This Saturday Ian Laperriere, one of the most popular players in Kings history, will be honored with a special Appreciation Ceremony prior to the game vs. the Colorado Avalanche.
He’ll be heading to LA later this week and will attend the team’s poker tournament on Thursday night. First though, he makes his return visit to the [...]

A prospect’s jounral: What it’s really like on the road

Through the years we’ve occasionally turned the keys to MayorsManor over to a few of the LA Kings players and prospects, allowing them to pen an article for the site. Of course, none more famously perhaps than Dustin Penner’s open letter regarding Pancakegate.
Today, we’re sharing not just one entry, but actually several comments and observations [...]

POLL: Which rival should the Kings play on NHL Opening Night?

What hook might the NHL use to try and lure fans back to the game should the lockout end in the coming week?
It’s a question many have pondered, as most of the ‘tools’ used in 2005 won’t be available this time around. Back then they rolled out a slew of rule changes and ideas designed to make the game [...]

Simon Gagne scores two goals in his return to action

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Simon Gagne, pictured above with Justin Williams Saturday night, scored two goals in his return to action for the first time since hoisting the Stanley Cup in June.
It was a charity game though. So, no – he hasn’t agreed to a deal somewhere in Europe or the ECHL.
Instead, it was Team Philly vs Team New [...]

‘Look at his legs!’- Drew Doughty on Wayne Simmonds

Earlier this summer we brought you a few stories about Drew Doughty’s charity softball tournament. Among those in attendance were Anaheim’s Corey Perry and Doughty’s former roommate, Wayne Simmonds. Now, here’s a little behind the scenes footage, where they definitely saved the best for last…

In other Simmonds related news, he’s headed overseas with childhood friend [...]