Interview with Kings’ newest goalie, Patrik Bartosak

In the Dean Lombardi era, the Los Angeles Kings have become known as one of the better teams at drafting in the later rounds. Players like Alec Martinez, Dwight King, and Jordan Nolan were all drafted in the 4th round or later and helped the team raise its first Stanley Cup back in franchise history.
Goaltender [...]

AUDIO: West Coast Bias on NHL Radio – Cam Fowler and Justin Goldman

Don’t worry – we’re back. We know you need your hockey fix!
West Coast Bias was live on NHL Network Radio Sunday night, once again broadcasting from the Honda Center in Anaheim.  Jonathan Davis and I were talking hockey for two-hours, covering all the latest news and notes around North America.
As you’ve come to expect, we [...]

Done deal, Martin Jones has new two-year contract with Kings

Sneaking into the Kings training facility just as the puck was about to drop on a rookie game Monday night probably wasn’t as easy as Martin Jones first figured.
That’s par for the course though when you travel through life standing 6-foot-4, people will notice you. Sporting an all black Toronto Blue Jays hat – again, maybe [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with JF Berube

We’ve already heard from several defensemen and forwards who are attending this week’s Kings Development Camp in Los Angeles. But, let’s not forget the goalies.
Along with center Nic Dowd, both products of the 2009 NHL Draft, JF Berube is returning for his fifth camp.
However, two years ago he wasn’t able to participate in full drills because [...]

Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo on LA Kings and NHL rule changes

In advance of Saturday afternoon’s game with the Kings at Staples Center, the Canucks held an optional skate at Toyota Sports Center earlier today. Among the handful of players participating was goaltender Roberto Luongo - who lost 3-2 via a shootout when Vancouver visited Los Angeles earlier this season.  Following about a 30-minute workout with a handful of his [...]

POLL: Mask off – Jonathan Bernier vs. JF Berube

Recently, we brought you stories about two new masks being put together for Kings’ goaltenders. First, we looked at the work in progress for propsect JF Berube, who was paying tribute to two LA hockey legends. Then, last week, we went behind the scenes with Jonathan Bernier to get exclusive details on his new mask design.
Now, with both [...]

POLL: Who should the Kings start vs. CBJ – Bernier or Quick

Everybody knows the story by know – Jonathan Quick, last year’s playoff MVP, had back surgery over the summer. So, there were many questions coming out of the lockout and into 2013 about his health, leaving many wondering if he’d be able to repeat the amazing numbers posted last season.
Through seven games, few questions have probably been answered.
He looked shaky in game [...]

Hey Bernier, what’s up with that mask you were wearing?

After ‘What happened to the Kings defense?’ the most common question we received last night was – ‘What’s the deal with that mask Jonathan Bernier is wearing?’
So, let’s get to the bottom of it…
“I’ve been with Reebok for a long, long time,” Bernier said, as he began to break things down for MayorsManor. “I used [...]

Dean Lombardi – ‘Bernier trade not feasible, he’s too valuable’

Based on the volume and type of questions coming in on twitter, facebook and our email address, it looks like about 30% of hockey fans might have checked out for long periods during the lockout.  Honestly, who can blame them?  The whole process was dreadful and became beyond frustrating with each passing day. So, like a five [...]

Quick is anxious to turn the page, ready to test his back

Throughout the lockout people kept saying – including here on MayorsManor – one positive to the NHL’s work stoppage was the time it afforded Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Quick to heal his aching back. But, don’t tell that to last season’s MVP of the playoffs.
“It put everybody out of work for a long time. There’s not [...]