Martin Jones talks first NHL call-up with MayorsManor

As MayorsManor first reported earlier today, goaltender Martin Jones served as back-up to JF Berube for this morning’s Monarchs game in Manchester becasue he was being called up by the Kings. Althought the severity of Jonathan Quick’s injury is not known at this time, Jones will join the big club in Long Island later this [...]

Prospect Game Watch – goaltender Patrik Bartosak

The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on the [...]

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 [...]

Bernier talks lucky seven and growing rivalry with Coyotes

Jonathan Bernier‘s stats are starting to enter some rarefied air. After a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Tuesday night he’s improved his record to 7-0 in games he’s started this season.
During that stretch his goal against average is just 1.63 and his overall GAA of 1.94 is fourth best in the NHL.
It wasn’t an [...]

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 [...]

Quick cleared, Bernier rumors and the Kings goaltending depth

Just minutes after practicing with several of his teammates today Jonathan Quick uttered a few simple words that gave Kings fans and management an opportunity to exhale.
Their runaway MVP of last season shared that he’s been medically cleared to play.
As reported back in October when Quick was skating in separate sessions from his NHLPA brethren, the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner was never actually [...]

MayorsManor Lockout Radio with NHL goalie Marty Turco

After 543 games played in the National Hockey League, goaltender Marty Turco may have manned his last crease…or he might not have.  Much like the NHL lockout, Turco’s future remains to be determined.
At the moment, he’s an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team interested once play resumes.  But, does he want to come [...]

Hey Bill Ranford, how many beers does the Stanley Cup hold?

We received an email yesterday from Ian Walker, a longtime hockey writer with The Vancouver Sun. It seems he’s heading up a new project now called WalkerBigTalker TV. He sent over a clip from their first episode and it’s definitely worth sharing.
Earlier this summer, when the Stanley Cup was at the home of LA Kings [...]

LA Kings Dev Camp 2012 preview with goalie JF Berube

Dean Lombardi was very clear about his goals for the Kings after being hired as the team’s new General Manager in the spring of 2006. The mandate was simple, build from the net out. With that in mind, we’ll begin our Dev Camp 2012 preview series in the crease and work our way up to [...]