Few other players or coaches spent such little time with the Los Angeles Kings and made such a lasting impression. Hired out of the Detroit Red Wings minor league system, Barry Melrose arrived to coach hockey at the Forum in 1992. Few had heard of him, although everybody knew his biggest star. With Wayne Gretzky […]
For several years in the mid-90’s it seemed like the Kings were on a ‘Closing Down the Arena’ tour, as they made their final visits to old Chicago Stadium, Boston Garden, Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the Capital Centre just outside Washington DC and several others.
However, it was their second-to-last skate around the ice at […]
Kelly Hrudey makes another trip onto the MayorsManor radio show today. In the past, he’s talked about not wanting to cry during his speech at Staples Center, his kids, the honest words Dean Lombardi gave him near the end of his career, his favorite memories of LA and much more. So, you just never know […]
Post-game quotes from goalie Jonathan Quick following the Kings 3-0 win over the visiting San Jose Sharks in Game 5 on Thursday night…
– On the overall game: “We played well. We played hard, came out with a purpose. It’s not easy. It’s not easy to win against this team, they’re a great team. We need […]
During his post-game presser on Saturday night Kings’ coach Darryl Sutter shared a few comments about former goaltender Kelly Hrudey…
“I coached him his last year (in San Jose),” he began. “And then Mike Vernon – we were lucky to have two guys, (we) hadn’t been a very good club. And coming into that, they had […]
Historically, goaltending hasn’t been one of the strongest facets of the Kings organization. Yes, they had Rogie Vachon in the ’70s and now have Jonathan Quick, the reigning Conn Smythe trophy winner. However, the only other sustained high point you could really reference in between those two would be the eight years Kelly Hrudey spent in […]
The Kings will host their second and final Legends Night of the season later today when they honor Kelly Hrudey. Here’s what two of the current players had to say when asked about the former goaltender and the overall importance of teams recognizing past players…
– Mike Richards on Hrudey: “I remember watching him play. It […]
Saturday night will be ‘5-hole night’ as Luc Robitaille recently said, affectionately joking about the Kings’ pre-game ceremony prior to playing the Calgary Flames. In truth though, it will be Kelly Hrudey Appreciation Night, as the team honors the goaltender most famously known as the man between the pipes when they went to the Stanley Cup […]
Earlier today, Luc Robitaille joined Elliotte Friedman and Kelly Hrudey on Hockey Night in Canada radio (broadcast in the U.S. weekdays on Sirius/XM NHL Radio). He talked about several different topics during the 10 minute interview, including saying this about Jeff Carter…
“First of all, he has something you can’t teach,” the Kings’ President of Business […]
At first glance, you might wonder why a guy who played for the New York Islanders, LA Kings and San Jose Sharks was asked to help preview a game vs. the Calgary Flames. But after listening, you’ll understand.
Kelly Hrudey, who now works for Hockey Night in Canada on both TV and radio, has an exceptional knowledge of […]