Mattias Norstrom talks Anze Kopitar and coaching plans

As mentioned in an article earlier this week, former Kings captain Mattias Norstrom was back in Los Angeles recently to work on a documentary he’s putting together about youth hockey in California. We’ve already posted his thoughts about the Kings winning the Stanley Cup and the guest of honor at tomorrow’s Appreciation Ceremony, Ian Laperriere. [...]

Mattias Norstrom and Ian Laperriere talk Kings winning the Cup

Former Kings captain Mattias Norstrom was in town late last week – and contrary to what you might be thinking, he wasn’t meeting with Dean Lombardi to come out of retirement.
Yes, with Matt Greene out of the line-up for at least another month, perhaps much longer, the Kings could use Norstrom’s warrior mentality and intimidating [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Ian Laperriere

This Saturday Ian Laperriere, one of the most popular players in Kings history, will be honored with a special Appreciation Ceremony prior to the game vs. the Colorado Avalanche.
He’ll be heading to LA later this week and will attend the team’s poker tournament on Thursday night. First though, he makes his return visit to the [...]

Robitaille trying to keep Kings relevant despite changing plans

As we approach Day 100 of the NHL Lockout, everything is still up on the air regarding the 2012-13 schedule, including any plans the LA Kings had put together to celebrate their Stanley Cup Championship.
“We feel as an organization we’ve been ready,” began¬†Luc Robitaille, President of Business Operations, in a recent conversation with MayorsManor. “But, [...]

NHL Premiere: LA Kings vs NY Rangers pre-game notes, first goal contest

Hang on, relax. You only have less than an hour to go and you’ll be just fine…hockey will be back!
To get you primed and ready to go, here are some quick tidbits on the Los Angeles Kings vs New York Rangers match-up. Also, be sure to take note of the details for today’s [...]

Coach Murray on what Oscar Moller could have done

Oscar Moller was drafted in the second round of the 2007 NHL Draft.
This year’s Kings roster already featured players from the 2008 and 2009 drafts, yet he’s yet to crack the line-up on a consistent basis.
After suiting up for 13 more NHL games this season, that’s 87 total now for his career – which is [...]

MayorsManor Podcast – featuring Ian Laperriere

Ian Laperriere is one of the most popular players in Kings history, having played for the team from 1996-2004.
In this interview we cover the trade that brought him to Los Angeles, the highs and lows of his career, playoff memories at Staples Center, contract talks with the Kings…plus, a word association segment that is one for [...]

800 and Other Numbers

Saturday night at Staples Center was a lot of things to many different people.
It was Mattias Norstrom tribute night. It was Ilya Kovalchuk’s only appearance on LA ice this season. It was a night of nostalgia, seeing several former players that were here during the Andy Murray years – guys like Glen Murray, Mathieu Schneider and [...]

10 Tidbits on Mattias Norstrom

He never won the Stanley Cup. He only scored 14 goals with the team. He made a single appearance in the NHL All-Star Game. And there are very few, if any, truly defining moments from his 11 years in Los Angeles.
Yet, Mattias Norstrom will forever be remembered as the Captain of the Kings.
He’s back in [...]

Kings lead the Atlanta Thrashers

Later tonight, head coach Terry Murray hopes his Kings are leading the Thrashers early and often.
Away from the scoreboard, the Kings have been leading the Thrashers from day one.
In their 11-year existence, Atlanta has had seven captains - including three former Kings.
At the time Kelly Buchberger was named their first captain, he had yet to play in [...]