VIDEO: Las Vegas game highlights – a Frozen Fury primer

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the Kings made their Las Vegas debut.
They say the first time is always the most special. In this case, it rings even more true because it was the first time an NHL game had been played outdoors.
Caesar’s Palace, made famous by huge boxing matches in [...]

10 Key Dates for LA Kings, including 2011 training camp

Soon after the Stanley Cup parade takes place in some North American city, it happens.
Millions of fans everywhere began to experience hockey withdrawals, or ‘summer’ as it’s more commonly referred to.
Fortunately, the early part of the off-season has a hat-trick of activities that can partially keep the fire stoked via the NHL Awards, NHL Draft [...]

Rich Clune on Bud Holloway leaving Monarchs for Europe

Rich Clune in camp (photo: Ikiri)

During the Kings training camp last September, high-energy forward Rich Clune was starting to turn some heads.
Many thought he might even have a chance to crack the line-up in Los Angeles rather than spend a third season in Manchester (AHL).
Originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in 2005, Clune has since [...]

Frozen Fury 2010 – Johnson post-skate comments

Defenseman Jack Johnson had a few comments following the Kings pre-game skate this morning in Las Vegas…
MM: After your performance the other night, you’re now tied for the team lead in pre-season points. Does that give you any extra confidence heading into tonight?
JJ: Not really, we’re just having fun. I’ve been fortunate to pick up [...]

Frozen Fury 2010 – Clune post-skate comments

Earlier I posted some comments from Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar about tonight’s Frozen Fury game.
Below are some exclusive comments from Richard Clune – talking quite a bit about possible linemates this season and his relationship with Kevin Westgarth.
MM: There is a real battle going on for the final few roster spots. You’ll be playing [...]

Frozen Fury 2010 – Kopitar post-skate comments

Following the Kings pre-game skate this morning several players provided some exclusive comments for MayorsManor.
Earlier, I posted a few thoughts from Drew Doughty.
Here is what Anze Kopitar had to say…
MM: You didn’t have any points in your first pre-season game and then had four assists against Anaheim on Tuesday. How do you feel going into [...]

Frozen Fury 2010 – Doughty post-skate comments

The Kings took their pre-game skate at 9am today (way too early for Vegas by the way!)
Following their 25 minutes on the ice, several different players provided some exclusive comments for MayorsManor.
As the morning wears on here, I’ll have more quotes posted from Anze Kopitar, Jack Johnson and Richard Clune. First up though, Drew Doughty…
MM: With so [...]

Frozen Fury 2010 – preview w/ Ryan Smyth

In 2007, Ryan Smyth made his Frozen Fury debut. Then with the Avs, he had a relatively quiet night, picking up two penalty minutes and posting three shots.
If his inaugural performance were to be rated as a Las Vegas hotel, it would probably be something on the outskirts – like, Boulder Station.
After skipping the ’08 [...]

Frozen Fury 2010 – preview w/ Kevin Westgarth

It’s not uncommon for a Kings prospect to end up as a major part of the game summary at Frozen Fury.
For example – Olli Jokinen, Anze Kopitar and Wayne Simmonds all posted points in their Las Vegas debuts.
Other youngsters you may not remember at this point, who have also performed well in the series for [...]

Frozen Fury Trivia

For over a decade now Kings fans have been making the pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the spectacle that is Frozen Fury weekend.
Any Kings fan that has made the trip surely returned home with numerous stories. And yes, we all know What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
However, for those that are Frozen Fury regulars, [...]