LA Kings at San Jose – pregame primer with Marty McSorley

King turned Shark, Marty McSorley

After the LA Kings were defeated by Vancouver in the first round of the 2010 NHL Playoffs, it was a bad feeling that stuck around all summer.
The tension and disappointment was still in the air during training camp a few months later and it was easy to keep the issue on [...]

Jim Fox using gray area to create mental health awareness

Fox at The Guidance Center event last week

Like the Kings’ new jerseys, Jim Fox is a black and white guy.
“I’m usually on one side or the other, little gray area,” said Fox. “The thing that intrigues me about wine is there’s a lot of gray area. There are so many different elements to learn about, [...]

POLL: Los Angeles Kings – Which record falls first?

Taking a break from all the Development Camp interviews and notes, let’s look at the Los Angeles Kings record book.
It’s fairly safe to say that Jonathan Quick is well on his way to rewriting the chapters on goaltending. He’s already established new single season marks for games played (72 in 2009-10) and wins (39, 2009-10). [...]

Jeremy Roenick Previews LA Kings vs Phoenix Coyotes

“You could argue about who the greatest American-born hockey player was, but you’re not going to get into any debate without J.R.’s name getting mentioned,” Brian Burke at the 2010 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Gala.
Jeremy Roenick was inducted that night, a recognition for the stamp he put on the game of hockey as a two-time [...]

Mark Hardy on Kings Defense and Power Play

In some ways, perhaps the thing Mark Hardy knows best is the Kings defense.
He was drafted by LA in 1979, patrolled the team’s blue line for 616 games (third most in franchise history) and spent ten years coaching Kings players following his retirement.
For the last year though he’s been on the sidelines, having resigned his [...]

MayorsManor Podcast featuring Tony Granato

When evaluating a trade in sports years down the line if you’d still make the same trade again, that usually tells you which team won the exchange.
In the case of the Kings sending Bernie Nicholls to the New York Rangers for Tomas Sandstrom and Tony Granato, of course they’d do that deal again.
The offensive duo [...]

Kings lead the Atlanta Thrashers

Later tonight, head coach Terry Murray hopes his Kings are leading the Thrashers early and often.
Away from the scoreboard, the Kings have been leading the Thrashers from day one.
In their 11-year existence, Atlanta has had seven captains – including three former Kings.
At the time Kelly Buchberger was named their first captain, he had yet to play in [...]

10 Tidbits on HockeyFest 2010

Over the weekend, the Kings held their second annual HockeyFest. While the new end-of-summer tradition was scaled back from last year’s grand event, a sold-out crowd of 2,000 fans seemed to enjoy it just as much.
Like last year, by far, the most popular activities at the event were the speaker sessions. Fans were treated to current [...]

Live Updates from HockeyFest

The Mayor will have live updates throughout the day from HockeyFest. If you can’t attend or want the inside scoop on what’s going down at the Kings training facility, follow along at www.twitter.com/Mayor119 (note: you don’t have to have a twitter account, simply read the updates on the page…it’s that easy).
The basic schedule of events [...]