Lombardi and players help close the book on Thomas Hickey

If there are two sides to every story, the truth about Thomas Hickey probably lies somewhere in the middle.
Kings GM Dean Lombardi was hired in April 2006, two months in advance of the NHL Draft that June. With his first selection as the head of the team’s table at the league’s annual ball for amateur players, Lombardi selected [...]

LA Kings players and fans react to news of NHL lockout ending

While it’s true, the lockout won’t officially end until the new CBA is formalized and approved by both the NHL and NHLPA, nearly all involved expect that to be a formality. So, people were reacting on Sunday as if, well, the lockout was over.
With that in mind, we checked in with a few players and asked [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

MayorsManor Injury Radio w/ LA Kings dman Alec Martinez

Among the many sub-stories to the NHL lockout is the number of players who’ve signed deals to play in Europe.  And specific to the LA Kings, the player the organization is most likely concerned about is defenseman Alec Martinez.
Back on November 13th he was struck in the face with a slapshot while playing for TPS Turku in Finland.  MayorsManor had [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio with LA Kings dman Matt Greene

When the NHL lockout finally ends and the players return to action, Kings defenseman Matt Greene will need just 39 games to reach 500 games played. That’s quite the milestone, even for a former second round draft pick.
On today’s show we’ll look back at some of the things that have gone into those 461 games [...]

UPDATED: Alec Martinez at hospital after taking puck to the face

Kings defenseman Alec Martiinez spent last week back home in Dallas. Although the NHL lockout was nearing the completion of its second full month, he was feeling pretty good about himself. Martinez had been over in Finland playing for TPS Turku and just before leaving he scored his first goal with the team. After ten games [...]

Martinez checks in from Finland, talks first goal with TPS

You know the old saying – tenth time’s a charm.
Well, at least it was for Alec Martinez.
Playing in his tenth game with TPS Turku earlier today, the 25-year old defenseman finally scored his first goal in Finland.
“Yeah, it took long enough!” Martinez said when we caught up with him a few hours after he found the back [...]

CONFIRMED: LA Kings captain Dustin Brown heading overseas

On the eve of the NHL lockout getting underway in mid-September Kings captain Dustin Brown gave an exclusive interview to MayorsManor, where he talked about weighing the choices of staying in LA with his wife and three kids vs. entertaining the multiple offers he had received from teams in Russia and Switzerland.
Family and the beautiful weather in Southern [...]