The mess in Edmonton through the eyes of a former NHL coach

MacTavish

Upon hearing the news this morning that the Edmonton Oilers have hired Craig MacTavish as their new General Manager, I couldn’t help but think back to an interview with one of their former coaches.
It was¬†April 19, 2010 – nearly two years to the day of this morning’s press conference – where Dr. Chad Moreau, their [...]

Want to see what Dustin Brown has been doing during the lockout?

So, you’ve watched the videos we’ve been posting of Anze Kopitar playing over in Sweden the last few weeks. And you’ve seen the photos of Alec Martinez in a Finnish hockey jersey. On top of that, you’ve also listened intently to the MayorsManor radio show to hear what guys like Colin Fraser and Kevin Westgarth [...]

Ethan Moreau talks about what went down behind the scenes

Moreau cover LA Kings MayorsManor

“There’s still thoughts that I want to play. That’s the hardest thing to come to terms with – you always think you can do more and still play. But, once I came to the realization that I wouldn’t play or that I shouldn’t play, that’s when I started to think of alternative career paths.”
Those comments [...]

Why Andrei Loktionov needs to be sent to Manchester

Before all the Loktionov lovers lose their mind, relax.
If you’ve heard any of my recent radio/podcast interviews, the kid has talent. He’s still young, he’ll be fine. The Kings thought the cake might be done, they pulled it out of the oven, had a bite and it’s not fully cooked yet. [...]

LA Kings officially place Ethan Moreau on waivers

So much for waiting one more day to make a decision on which player had to leave in order to clear room on the Kings roster for Willie Mitchell‘s return – which is expected for tomorrow’s game vs. Dallas.
Ethan Moreau has officially been placed on waivers. All other NHL teams will now have 24 [...]

POLL: What’s the right roster move for the LA Kings?

As reported yesterday, Dustin Penner is set to return to the Kings line-up this Thursday. In order for that to happen though, the team needs to make a roster move to create a slot for him.
If you were the Kings GM, which of the following moves would you make?
To answer the question properly, first [...]

Kings win 2-0 – post game quotes from LA locker room

We can delve into the specific numbers tomorrow – but it sure seems like when the Kings take more than 30 shots on goal, the win.  Tonight they put 33 shots on Sharks’ goalie Antti Niemi and skated off the ice at Staples Center with a 2-0 win.
After the game, Jonathan Quick and Ethan Moreau [...]

Kings vs Blackhawks pregame primer – a few fun facts

Before we get into the fun of hearing from a trio of Kings defensemen regarding tonight’s match-up with the Blackhawks, let’s first run through a few quick notes and stats…
- For Simon Gagne and Mike Richards, today’s game may be a little more personal than it is for other members of the Kings. It [...]

Kings coach Murray not a fan of Moreau slashing ‘his buddy’

LA’s coach Murray (photo: D. Sheehan)

Last hour, we posted comments from Ethan Moreau regarding the penalty he took late in the game on Wednesday vs. the Dallas Stars.
Terry Murray was still a little hot under the under collar when asked about it today, more than 36 hours later.
“He took a horseshit penalty, that’s ridiculous,” began [...]

Moreau – ‘You can’t give the referee an option on that play’

Moreau, LA Kings practice (photo: D. Sheehan)

Grit, sandpaper, character…
Those are just a few of the words that were used to describe winger Ethan Moreau when he signed a free agent contract with the Kings late this past summer.
The veteran forward was thought to be somebody who could come in, be a physical presence, chip in [...]