Ian Laperriere on Wayne Simmonds and hurt feelings

In pro wrestling terms it was a classic heel turn. The babyface (good guy) loved by millions, says something ever so casual – yet instantly turns off his longtime admirers.
This one is going to be pretty simple to follow…

And with those few little sentences, Wayne Simmonds turned from a guy who was universally loved by […]

Flyers’ Ian Laperriere on the newest King, Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter comes to LA (photo: Ikiri)

This piece doesn’t need much of an introduction. Ian Laperriere is one of the most honest and straight forward guys in hockey. He’ll tell you exactly how it is and he always speaks from the heart.
In a MayorsManor podcast two years ago he had some choice words for former […]

MayorManor LIVE call-in show tonight – trade rumors and special guests

Just a quick reminder that we’re looking to hear from you hockey fans! Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period will join me tonight to co-host 90-minutes of wall-to-wall NHL trade rumors. We’ll be giving you everything you need to know about tomorrow’s trade deadline – who’s being shopped, who’s not leaving, what teams want in […]

Mike Richards trade for Simmonds and Schenn revisited

In the 40-plus year history of the Los Angeles Kings franchise, there have been some pretty big trades. Obviously, none bigger than a deal that went down in August 1988 with the Edmonton Oilers.
However, several moves since then have also created some earthquake like tremors within the LA hockey community. For example, just […]

LA Kings vs Flyers – what to watch for… with Ian Laperriere

Talk show host Jim Rome likes to joke that if you’re fortunate enough to spend 15 minutes with quarterback Tim Tebow, your life is better for it. Earlier this week, I tweeted an update to that expression…’If you’re lucky enough to spend five minutes with Ian Laperriere, your life is better for it.’
There’s probably […]

Mike Richards – ‘Laperriere guided me in the right direction’

Just over a month has passed since an earthquake-like rumbling was felt around the National Hockey League, as the Philadelphia Flyers traded away two of their most important players.
From the moment he joined the Kings, Mike Richards has been asked a lot of questions about his now former teammate and best friend, Jeff Carter.
Yet, there’s […]

Luc Robitaille on new jobs for Gretzky, Blake and Laperriere

If you were to make a list of the 10 most popular players in Los Angeles Kings history, the names Wayne Gretzky, Rob Blake and Ian Laperriere would definitely be in the mix.
So it’s no surprise that as each of them have transitioned from on-ice roles into new off-ice jobs over the last few years, […]

More from Laperriere – talking Luc, health, life after hockey

A few days ago Ian Laperriere joined us to talk about the Mike Richards trade. Did the Kings get good value in the blockbuster swap with the Flyers? Lappy thinks so. If you missed the full interview, you can read his thoughts here.
Because everybody loves Lappy, he’s back today for more. This time around we […]

Flyers Ian Laperriere on Mike Richards vs. Chris Pronger

Certain things in hockey are just the way they are.
For example, if Bob McKenzie says it’s true, it pretty much is.
If Marcel Dionne shares what a player needs to do to become a more prolific scorer – and Marcel will tell you more than that! – it must be fact.
And if Ian Laperriere gives you […]

Upcoming Interviews

In addition to our regular features with Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty and the other members of the Los Angeles Kings, here’s a brief look at some of the exclusive hockey interviews coming up in the next few days on MayorsManor…
* Gasper Kopitar – Anze’s younger brother talks about playing junior hockey and his […]