Everybody Has a Comment on Sean Avery

You would be hard pressed to find a more polarizing person in hockey than the Rangers’ Sean Avery.
Maybe even in all of sports.
The scrappy and mouthy forward has spent his off seasons dating famous women, interning at Vogue magazine and exploring the world of fashion.
He once told ESPN he used to play with dolls and enjoys […]

LA Kings vs Philadelphia Flyers Pre-Game Notes

The Kings are attempting to earn at least a point in their ninth straight game, having gone 6-0-2 recently.
With that in mind, here are nine things you need to know prior to the puck dropping at noon PST…
* The last time… Coming off of two of their best games of the year (against the Ducks […]

Kings – Flyers Preview with Ian Laperriere

The best players in the National Hockey League usually have nicknames that everybody knows.
And Lappy is no different.
Around the league Ian Laperriere is universally loved and admired. He was called the toughest guys in hockey by The Hockey News last year and he’s been a fan favorite everywhere he’s played. Unfortunately, he’s on the shelf […]

Kings – Coyotes Preview with Eric Belanger

To get something of value, you have to give up something of value.
It’s an old adage when it comes to making trades in the NHL and it almost always proves true. Perhaps, not as often in the salary cap era – when more and more teams seem to be making ‘cap trades’ instead of ‘hockey […]

MayorsManor Podcast – featuring Ian Laperriere

Ian Laperriere is one of the most popular players in Kings history, having played for the team from 1996-2004.
In this interview we cover the trade that brought him to Los Angeles, the highs and lows of his career, playoff memories at Staples Center, contract talks with the Kings…plus, a word association segment that is one for […]

MayorsManor Podcast – featuring Ian Laperriere

Trevor Lewis is wearing #22 this season. Before him were names like Baumgartner, Huddy, Tocchet, Conroy and Halpern. However, for most Kings fans there’s only one #22…Ian Laperriere.
And the admiration for Lappy isn’t just among the fans.
“Ian, the way he plays, tells it all” said captain Dustin Brown when talking about the four leaders that […]

800 and Other Numbers

Saturday night at Staples Center was a lot of things to many different people.
It was Mattias Norstrom tribute night. It was Ilya Kovalchuk’s only appearance on LA ice this season. It was a night of nostalgia, seeing several former players that were here during the Andy Murray years – guys like Glen Murray, Mathieu Schneider and […]

Kings lead the Atlanta Thrashers

Later tonight, head coach Terry Murray hopes his Kings are leading the Thrashers early and often.
Away from the scoreboard, the Kings have been leading the Thrashers from day one.
In their 11-year existence, Atlanta has had seven captains – including three former Kings.
At the time Kelly Buchberger was named their first captain, he had yet to play in […]

Word Association with Robitaille – Luc on His Teammates

Each group of players inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame has a uniqueness about it. Occasionally, guys that were rivals during their playing days are enshrined during the same year. However, rarely does a player going in share the stage exclusively with guys he called teammates during his career. Luc Robitaille is once again […]