Mike Modano Opens Up Before HHOF Induction

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Mike Modano, on the eve of his Hockey Hall of Fame induction, made sure to stop by MayorsManor for one more lap around the rink. He’s shared so many great stories with us through the years and this special edition of the West Coast Bias podcast is no exception. Among the highlights include [...]

Things You May Not Know: Stars-Kings Edition

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It seems like just a week or so ago that I gave you five things you may not know prior to a Kings-Stars game. Oh wait, that’s right, they play each other three times in less than three weeks this month. Even so, every game needs fresh content, so here is a fresh batch of [...]

MayorsManor Lockout Radio with NHL legend Mike Modano

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In 2009 Mike Modano made his first appearance on MayorsManor.  It was an in-depth look back his career, from being drafted in the first round by Minnesota to winning a Stanley Cup in Dallas, from his international success with Team USA to being dropped on his head by some EMTs and he even reflected on breaking a [...]

MayorsManor Lockout Radio with NHL goalie Marty Turco

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After 543 games played in the National Hockey League, goaltender Marty Turco may have manned his last crease…or he might not have.  Much like the NHL lockout, Turco’s future remains to be determined.
At the moment, he’s an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team interested once play resumes.  But, does he want to come [...]

Dustin Penner’s Special Relationship with the Dallas Stars

On November 23, 2005 the Kings were spending a day off in Nashville, caught between playing days on a brief two-game road trip.
Nearly 700 miles away a young left winger was about to suit up for his fourth different team in less than two years. More importantly, he was about to make his NHL debut [...]

Kings – Red Wings Primer: Interview w/ Mike Modano

Mike Modano is the greatest American-born hockey player of all-time.
At least that’s what the readers of MayorsManor said via their votes in a poll last week.
It’s an obvious choice too, as he’s scored more goals and points than other strong contenders, like Jeremy Roenick, Pat Lafontaine and Chris Chelios – not to mention his representing [...]

POLL: Greatest American-Born NHL Player

Even without a big marketing slash, it just may have been Legends Night at Staples Center on Monday.
Two of the greatest players to grace the NHL in the last 30 years played what could be their final games in Los Angeles, center Mike Modano and defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.
Which leads to the today’s question, is Modano [...]

Kings Quickly Out of Game With Red Wings

By the time you read this most of the Kings players have already forgotten tonight’s game with the Detroit Red Wings.
At least that’s what they’ll tell you.
LA came into the game riding a mild four-game winning streak over Detroit, including a 5-0 shutout in Michigan two months ago.
Although Michal Handzus scored first, this game was [...]

Revisiting The Hockey News Curse

After a red hot start to the 2009-10 season Anze Kopitar was the toast of the league. People everywhere were taking notice that the 2005 first round draft pick was having a breakout year.
Then, it happened. The Hockey News slapped him on the cover and poof, that was it. Instant slump.
Now, before you discount this theory, [...]

Future Fridays – Interview with Matt Nieto

Matt Nieto grew up in Long Beach, CA as a huge LA Kings fan.
So, it was a little ironic for him when his teammate (Derek Forbort) was selected by the Kings in the first round of the draft this past June.
Perhaps it’s something he’ll get to experience himself though in the not too [...]