MayorsManor Live Radio – Canucks v Kings preview with Ray Ferraro

When you’ve played over 1.200 games in the NHL and scored more than 400 goals, you’ve earned the right to talk about hockey for a living. And when you have a personality about it, all the better.
These days, Ray Ferraro is based out of Vancouver, working for TSN. However, after being selected by the Whalers at [...]

RADIO: Talking Kings v Oilers on Edmonton’s Team 1260

I joined Jason Strudwick for another guest spot on The Team 1260 – Edmonton’s official hockey channel. Because not everybody had a chance to listen to the spot live, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed the hockey fans in Los Angeles, the Kings’ slow start, Anze Kopitar rejoining the line-up coming off [...]

The one Willie Mitchell video you MUST see – beyond crazy

Over the last seven months you’ve probably seen dozens of different videos showing various Kings players spending time with the Stanley Cup. However, we can all but promise - you’ve never seen something like what you’re about to watch.
Below, you’ll be treated to an extended look at Willie Mitchell’s Day with the Stanley Cup – shot [...]

Game 2: Kings at Avs – post-game notes, quotes and highlights

So much for that new look power play talked about here yesterday.  The Kings went 0-6 with the man-advantage in last night’s 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.
Amze Kopitar returned to the line-up in Denver, but didn’t register a single shot in the game and uncharacteristically won less than half of the faceoffs he took [...]

Wait, is Matt Greene out for the season or not?

Just as the LA Kings were boarding their plane and heading off to Colorado this afternoon it was announced that defenseman Matt Greene had been placed on injured reserve (retroactive to January 19) and Andrew Bodnarchuk was called up from Manchester as a roster replacement.
Although coach Darryl Sutter described it as a ‘mid-body’ injury, it was [...]

Matt Greene on IR with back injury, Jake Muzzin will play vs Avs

The Kings’ once rock-solid defense continues to absorb body blows like a heavyweight fighter. Already without the services of arguably their best blueliner during the second half of last season, Willie Mitchell, now comes word that Matt Greene is out and not likely to play tomorrow night vs. the Colorado Avalanche.
So, enter Jake Muzzin. He [...]

Willie Mitchell opens up about his knee injury and what’s next

A teary-eyed Willie Mitchell in an interview with MayorsManor a few days after the Kings won the Stanley Cup was one of the lasting memories of the team’s dramatic run through the playoffs. After all, he had given us a passionate plea from deep in his soul just a few months earlier, where he explained his [...]

LA Kings final roster, scratches and line combos for home opener

Final rosters were due to the NHL this afternoon. It has now been confirmed, Anze Kopitar and Willie Mitchell will start the year as injured non-roster players..
That leaves the Kings initial 23-man roster as follows:
Forwards – Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter, Kyle Clifford, Colin Fraser, Simon Gagne. Dwight King, Trevor Lewis, Jordan Nolan, Dustin Penner, Mike Richards, [...]

Bodnarchuk to waivers, Muzzin likely to replace Willie Mitchell

Earlier today the Kings put defenseman Andrew Bondnarchuk on waivers, all but confirming what has been expected this week – prospect Jake Muzzin looks to be the guy who will replace Willie Mitchell on the roster to start the season.
How much playing time he’ll actually get is still in question. With the absence of [...]

VIDEO: Anze Kopitar explains the knee injury and recovery

Among all the hope and excitement at today’s opening of LA Kings training camp, hanging thick in the air though was the fact that two of their best players weren’t on the ice. Defenseman Willie Mitchell is expected to be out for several weeks and wasn’t even seen at the training facility. On the other [...]