Based on the volume and type of questions coming in on twitter, facebook and our email address, it looks like about 30% of hockey fans might have checked out for long periods during the lockout. Honestly, who can blame them? The whole process was dreadful and became beyond frustrating with each passing day. So, like a five [...]
Throughout the lockout people kept saying – including here on MayorsManor – one positive to the NHL’s work stoppage was the time it afforded Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Quick to heal his aching back. But, don’t tell that to last season’s MVP of the playoffs.
“It put everybody out of work for a long time. There’s not [...]
Obviously, there’s a lot going on surrounding the Kings at the moment – as the league, their clubs and players try to quickly put things in place to start the season in 10 days and training camps this weekend.
With that in mind, here are some quick tidbits:
- It’s all but official at this point… as [...]
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 [...]
Since Dean Lombardi took over as General Manager of the Kings in the spring of 2006, several of his first round draft picks have received a lot of hype and attention. The current recipient of copious amounts of press is probably goaltender Jonathan Bernier, especially now that he’s openly talking about requesting a a trade out of LA. Defenseman Thomas Hickey, [...]
Since Dean Lombardi took over as the Kings GM’ back in the spring of 2006, his draft classes have consistently been producing NHL talent. First it was Jonathan Bernier and Trevor Lewis, then Wayne Simmonds and Alec Martinez in 2007, followed by Drew Doughty and Slava Voynov in 2008. Even as recently as the crop [...]
The Evil Genius, Deano, the Man with the Plan – call him what you will. Yet the fact remains, Dean Lombardi accomplished something no other General Manager was ever able to do in Los Angeles. So, he probably prefers you preface his introduction with ‘GM of the Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings.’
Here are some video [...]
Since joining the team in April 2006, GM Dean Lombardi has given the ‘I want players who are willing to get the Kings logo tattooed on their butt’ speech dozens of times. It’s a passionate plea, where he states that in order to build the culture he desires and create a winning team – similar [...]
“I prefer a guy that knows the Western Conference. I want a guy that’s hands-on. I want a guy that’s a good communicator. I want a guy that’s preferably not over-the-hill…And, quite honestly, I’d prefer if they were a better coach than me.” - LA Kings head coach Darryl Sutter just a few weeks ago, when [...]
We begin today with a special thank you to all the men and women who have bravely volunteered for military service. You’re a big reason why friends and families all across the country can safely gather tonight and enjoy spending time together. We truly appreciate all that you’ve done for us!
Now, we’d like to share [...]