Few other players or coaches spent such little time with the Los Angeles Kings and made such a lasting impression. Hired out of the Detroit Red Wings minor league system, Barry Melrose arrived to coach hockey at the Forum in 1992. Few had heard of him, although everybody knew his biggest star. With Wayne Gretzky […]
For several years in the mid-90’s it seemed like the Kings were on a ‘Closing Down the Arena’ tour, as they made their final visits to old Chicago Stadium, Boston Garden, Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the Capital Centre just outside Washington DC and several others.
However, it was their second-to-last skate around the ice at […]
We had a chance to catch up with former NHL defenseman Marty McSorley recently. For the second year in a row he was a guest at Jim Fox’s Sunset Sip event. While the main focus of the night was on wine tasting and raising awareness for mental health, discussion of the NHL lockout was omnipresent […]
Iconic rock band KISS opens their shows with the p.a. announcer stating ‘You wanted the best, you got the best! The hottest band in the world…’
We’ll, if you’ll allow us to riff on that, we’re throwing out this today – ‘You wanted the best, you got the best! The greatest guest list ever assembled to […]
For nearly 20 years, when anybody says ‘Kings’ and ‘Stanley Cup Finals’ in the same breath, the name Marty McSorley is usually not far behind. In 1993 the Kings emerged victorious in an epic 7-game series with Toronto in the Conference Finals and went right to Montreal to play for the Stanley Cup. After downing the home team […]
With Fox Sports West airing two playoff games from 1993 last night, twitter was abuzz with memories as older fans reminisced during one of the greatest 7-game series to ever be played and newer fans were finally able to witness the drama as it unfolded. Hat tricks by both captains, a style of physical play you […]
From the beautiful beach in Southern California, Marty McSorley and the guys from Sportsnet (Canada) preview game four of the LA Kings v Vancouver series…
More news and notes coming up after today’s morning skate. For live updates, be sure to follow along on twitter or at www.facebook.com/MayorsManor
For several years in the mid 90’s it seemed like the Kings were on a ‘Closing Down the Arena’ tour, as they made their final visits to old Chicago Stadium, Boston Garden, Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the Capital Centre just outside Washington DC and several others.
However, it was their second-to-last skate around the ice […]
Tonight will be the end of an era on at least two fronts.
First, interim coach John Stevens will be coaching his last game for the Kings – as Darryl Sutter is expected to be officially announced as the team’s new bench boss tomorrow and resume game duties Thursday vs the Ducks.
Second, beginning next season, gone […]