Robitaille trying to keep Kings relevant despite changing plans

As we approach Day 100 of the NHL Lockout, everything is still up on the air regarding the 2012-13 schedule, including any plans the LA Kings had put together to celebrate their Stanley Cup Championship.
“We feel as an organization we’ve been ready,” began Luc Robitaille, President of Business Operations, in a recent conversation with MayorsManor. “But, [...]

1993: Looking back at the LA Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

With Fox Sports West airing two playoff games from 1993 last night, twitter was abuzz with memories as older fans reminisced during one of the greatest 7-game series to ever be played and newer fans were finally able to witness the drama as it unfolded. Hat tricks by both captains, a style of physical play you [...]

Poll II – Who should the LA Kings honor from 1988-99 era?

In tyring to select three worthy candidates to honor during next season’s LA Kings Legends Nights, you have to look back over their entire 45-year history. In doing so, it’s almost impossible to compare players from the ’70s with current stars. So, we’ve tried to make things easier by grouping players into three eras – [...]

If Murray goes, list of possible replacements for LA Kings

When a tweet appears from a Hall of Fame hockey writer saying ‘Kings may be preparing to fire Terry Murray as coach,’ you click the link.
And according to a report filed with the LA Times by Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman here late last night, that may be the course of action in progress at [...]

Penguins at LA Kings – Pregame Primer with Tony Granato

It’s too bad the Kings won’t be wearing their white jerseys tonight. Sans the logo on the front, they’re like modern versions of what Tony Granato wore with the team during the 1993 Stanley Cup Final.
Nearly 20 years later, he’s back in town for tonight’s game at Staples Center. It’s a building Granato played in [...]

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 [...]

Interview with LA Kings 2011 draft pick Michael Mersch

When it comes to prospects currently in the LA Kings pipeline, here’s a quick overview of where things stand…
One, they seem to have an abundance of defensemen. Two, for the first time in franchise history they’re stacked in net. And three, GM Dean Lombardi was probably close to putting a ‘left wings wanted’ [...]

Los Angeles Kings – the ‘All American’ team

Final results from yesterday’s poll are now in and things basically came down to three players capturing 75% of the voting totals – Dustin Brown, Tony Granato and Jonathan Quick.
While it’s not totally surprising to see two current players do so well in the rankings, it’s a least a little interesting that a few of [...]

POLL: Who is the best U.S. born Kings player of all-time?

Happy 4th of July to all the MayorsManor readers and a special thank you to all the military personnel and their families. We appreciate all that you do to keep us safe and allow us to spend so much time thinking about hockey, instead of the horrible things people in other parts of the [...]

Without Their Top Player, Kings Down Sharks in Game One

It’s not the player you’re thinking of. And it’s a different game one.
On October 16, 1991 the Los Angeles Kings were about to play host to the NHL’s newest team, the San Jose Sharks.
Shortly after the morning skate early that day, Wayne Gretzky received a phone call that his father was in the hospital after [...]