Ranking the Honda Center and other NHL Buildings

Occasionally when you come across something of interest you file it away in the back of your brain for later.
While preparing for the trip down to Anaheim tonight my thoughts were drawn back to a recent article from Rich Hammond of LAKingsInsider.com , where he ranked his favorite NHL cities.
Having been to 27 different NHL [...]

Cruising the Mall with Simmonds and Doughty

What’s the first thing Wayne Simmonds did upon returning to Los Angeles recently?
“I didn’t do much. I pretty much slept all day (Sunday). When you’re on a long road trip like that you don’t always get the sleep that you want. So, when you come home and you get that day off you use it [...]

Shooting it Out with Jarret Stoll and Coach Murray

If the game goes to a shootout, take Jarret Stoll.
He’s pretty much Mr. Automatic at this point.
“I don’t know about that,” he said after practice on Monday. “It’s good to score some and try to help get two points. We just have to find a way to win those (shootouts) when we’re in them and [...]

Willie Mitchell Not Sure What Went Wrong

As of Saturday morning the Kings were flying high, having picked up points in 11 straight games.
Later than night they were playing the Islanders – one of the worst teams in the league. Granted, it was being played in Long Island, not the comfy confines of Staples Center. Yet still, they should have been able [...]

End of the Road for Kings Point Streak (w/ video)

Prior to the game Kings Coach Terry Murray said the team needed a win over the Islanders to make a good road trip a great one.
So, 3-1-2 is going to have to be good enough.
Clearly, his players weren’t ready to go when the puck first dropped. However, the same cant be said for the home [...]

Ponikarovsky’s Points and Westgarth’s Fists

One of my favorite quotes from a Kings player as they wrapped up practice last week in El Segundo (before heading out on this six game road trip through the Easter Conference) was Alexei Ponikarovsky saying “I think all the teams we’re going to play on this trip are pretty good teams. So, it’s going [...]

Brown Gets 2, Kings 1, NYR Wins (w/ MSG video)

Rolling, rolling, rolling.
Another game, another point for the LA Kings. That’s 11 straight now without a loss in regulation (8-0-3). And just one shy of a dozen games in a row with at least a point.
Credit to the Kings for coming back twice to tie the game in the third period. However, overtime is becoming a [...]

Everybody Has a Comment on Sean Avery

You would be hard pressed to find a more polarizing person in hockey than the Rangers’ Sean Avery.
Maybe even in all of sports.
The scrappy and mouthy forward has spent his off seasons dating famous women, interning at Vogue magazine and exploring the world of fashion.
He once told ESPN he used to play with dolls and enjoys [...]

LA Kings players on what it means to skate at MSG

Although every game is worth two points in the standings, some games just mean a little more.
It could be a guy’s hometown, or his former team, or a division rival. There are a myriad of reasons why, yet some players look forward to certain nights with great excitement.
For some cities, it’s not just the team, [...]

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 [...]