Former Kings and Avs forward Warren Rychel recalls time in NHL

Rychel Warren Kings

When you think of players who have played for both the Kings and Avalanche, names like Rob Blake and Adam Deadmarsh are usually the first two that come to mind.  Of course, they were part of a big trade between the clubs that resulted in one team winning a Stanley Cup and the other side’s [...]

Hugging the post with Kelly Hrudey – what really went down back then

Hrudey in goal LA Kings

Historically, goaltending hasn’t been one of the strongest facets of the Kings organization. Yes, they had Rogie Vachon in the ’70s and now have Jonathan Quick, the reigning Conn Smythe trophy winner. However, the only other sustained high point you could really reference in between those two would be the eight years Kelly Hrudey spent in [...]

VIDEO: Barry Melrose previews Blues v Kings match-up

Former Kings coach Barry Melrose weighs in with his thoughts on the Blues v Kings second round series…

VIDEO: Kings v Canucks round-up with Melrose and others

Los Angeles Kings video

Former LA Kings head coach Barry Melrose is going against the grain – big surprise! – and taking the LA Kings in an upset over the Vancouver Canucks in round one…

MayorsManor reader Ben Lindsey submitted this Kings themed hype video…

Kings Vision produced this video, titled ‘Expectation of Excellence’…

Other videos you may want to [...]

Kings at Maple Leafs – notes on Melrose, Mitchell, mistakes

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 [...]

VIDEO: Barry Melrose on the Kings firing Terry Murray

For a guy who has coached less than three full NHL seasons, Barry Melrose has garnered quite the following over the last two decades. Now, as an analyst on the NHL Network, he offered his opinion on the Kings coaching change today.
In the following video he talks about pressure from ownership that may have [...]

VIDEO: Barry Melrose gives Kopitar ‘Mullet of the Week’

In what has to be the greatest hockey award ever created, Barry Melrose put out his ‘Mullet of the Week’ award winner today…and Anze Kopitar, who played like a mad man in the Kings first two games of the season, was the proud recipient.
Who ever would have thought after the trading of Ryan Smyth a [...]

MayorsManor Podcast – featuring Mark Hardy

When it comes to the Kings blueline, there’s Rob Blake at 805 games played, followed by Mattias Norstrom at 780.
Next on that list is Mark Hardy with 616.
He also has the second most assists, third most points and fifth most penalty minutes by a defenseman in franchise history.
His career saw him go from being drafted [...]

Kings-Ducks: The First Time It Mattered This Much

It was 1993. December 2nd to be exact. The Kings were crashing hard, coming down from their high of going to the Stanley Cup Finals just seven months earlier. Now, they were near the bottom of the Western Conference and riding a six-game losing streak.
Across the ice were the Disney-owned Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, playing [...]

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 [...]