POLL: Which rival should the Kings play on NHL Opening Night?

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What hook might the NHL use to try and lure fans back to the game should the lockout end in the coming week?
It’s a question many have pondered, as most of the ‘tools’ used in 2005 won’t be available this time around. Back then they rolled out a slew of rule changes and ideas designed to make the game [...]

With lockout likely over soon, will Alec Martinez be ready for LA?

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When a speeding puck flies from the blueline and smashes into your face, it might be hard to find a series of positive events in the aftermath or reconstructive surgery. Yet, for Alec Martinez, it’s pretty much a perfect storm of good luck that has him back playing again.
Back home in Texas, where he makes his [...]

Clifford and Reign ready to kick off 2013 with Indoor Winter Classic

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Sure, hundreds of games may have already been cancelled due to the NHL lockout – including a big one that was scheduled today for Detroit, Michigan – but it hasn’t stopped the fun from happening in the ECHL.
Later this afternoon the Ontario Reign and Las Vegas Wranglers will square off in the first-ever Indoor Winter Classic. [...]

Video highlights – Alec Martinez debuts with CHL’s Allen Americans

Over the past four months, the NHL lockout has meant different things to different players. For LA Kings defenseman Alec Martinez it’s been a journey that first took him to the other side of the globe to play for TPS Turku in Finland. Now, with the addition of plates in his face to repair a [...]

MayorsManor named Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports’ Puck Daddy

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Even without a single NHL game played in Southern California since mid-June, it’s still been a pretty exciting year around MayorsManor. During the lockout we’ve brought you updates from around the globe – including conversations with Anze Kopitar about playing in Sweden, Dustin Brown in Switzerland, Alec Martinez from Finland, Jonathan Bernier from Germany, a [...]

AUDIO: TFP Live guest spot – talking LA Kings year in review

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On Saturday afternoon I joined David Pagnotta and Dennis Bernstein for another guest spot on The Fourth Period Live – a weekly show on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed the LA Kings season [...]

VIDEO: Press Conference – Trevor Lewis signs with Utah Grizzlies

Earlier this week MayorsManor first broke the news that LA Kings forward Trevor Lewis had agreed to a contract with the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies for the remainder of the NHL lockout.
In anticipation of his debut tomorrow night vs the Ontario Reign, Lewis was introduced to the local media in Salt Lake City at a press [...]

Kopitar and the Stanley Cup voted better than Olympic medals

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Center Anze Kopitar continues to make the most news among LA Kings players during the NHL lockout.
He was the first player to sign a deal overseas, agreeing to a contract with Mora (where his younger brother Gasper was playing), and he was instrumental in recruiting Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan to join him.
Now, after receiving [...]

MayorsManor Lockout Radio with NHL goalie Marty Turco

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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 [...]

Selanne reflects after what may have been his final game in Anaheim

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Last night just might have been Teemu Selanne‘s last hockey game in Anaheim.
Problem is, it didn’t take place at the Honda Center in front of 17,000 fans. Instead, it was a few miles away at Anaheim Ice – where the Ducks normally conduct their in-season practices.
With the NHL locked out though, over a dozen NHL [...]