LA Kings 2016-17 Salary Cup Crunch: Where Things Stand Today

A few of the worst kept secrets in Los Angeles have been officially revealed over the past few days – Vinny Lecavalier is officially retiring, Milan Lucic wants to stay in Los Angeles, and the Kings’ still haven’t solved their problems on defense (largely caused by the departure of Slava Voynov).
Thus, it will be another […]

The Truth About Jamie McBain

The Los Angeles Kings have gone 27-11-5 with Jamie McBain in the lineup over the last two seasons. Without him? At 27-24-11, they’re barely a .500 team.
The Kings just win with McBain, right?
In much the same way, perhaps it was defenseman Randy Jones who pushed the 2010-11 Kings into the postseason. LA went 28-14-6 with […]

10 Questions with Jamie McBain: His Past, Present, and Future

Perhaps lost in the all the hoopla surrounding the Kings defense this year – which included the loss of Willie Mitchell, Slava Voynov’s legal issues, the emergence of Brayden McNabb, retirement of Robyn Regehr, and trade for Andrej Sekera – was an under-the-radar performance by Jamie McBain.
Originally selected in the second round of the 2006 […]

MayorsManor Live: 2014-15 LA Kings Post-Mortem, Every Question Answered

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We’re back! Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period magazine joins us to answer every L.A. Kings question you have about the team’s 2014-15 season, as well as what lies ahead in what will be an interesting summer. Topics include:
– Mike Richards, buy out or not? See the cap cost (penalty) by […]

Jamie McBain Talks Being Out of NHL to Playing Outdoors

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jamie McBain shared the following comments with MayorsManor in advance of tonight’s outdoor game vs. the San Jose Sharks at Levi’s Stadium…
On the whole outdoor game experience:
“It’s pretty amazing, I think more so than anything, just the fact that it’s in California. I mean, obviously outdoor game are pretty special, and […]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Ducks, November 12

Leave it to The Royal Half to not be able to follow rules. The format has been pretty simple for our Puck Probability series this season – we ask a guest to come on and share five odds with us, things that they think just might happen in a particular game. What does TRH do? […]

AHL: Shore shines in Monarchs victory

After a season in which they finished first in the Eastern Conference, the Manchester Monarchs have been off to a roller coaster start to their 2014-15 campaign. Friday, the team registered 44 shots and still struggled to create offense. With the Springfield Falcons in town on Saturday, the up and down ride continued, as Manchester […]

Jamie McBain has tryout with Monarchs, Kings next?

When NHL training camps started back in September, Jamie McBain joined the Arizona Coyotes on a professional tryout after having spent the previous season with the fledgling Buffalo Sabres. Just a few years prior, he was a hotshot offensive-defenseman prospect who enjoyed a 30 point, eight goal campaign as a rookie with the Carolina Hurricanes. Cut […]

AHL: Monarchs shut out for 2nd straight game

During the 2013-14 season, the Manchester Monarchs were the fifth highest scoring team in the AHL. Through their 76 game regular season, they were only shut out twice. Friday’s game versus the Hershey Bears marked the second straight game the team failed to light the lamp, as they lost 4-0 to the Washington Capitals primary […]