Kings officially saying goodbye to two prospects this week

As they say, the show must go on.
So, right in the middle of the NHL playoffs – and just as the Blackhawks and Red Wings were set to face off in Game 7 – we were on the phone with Kings Vice President and Assistant General Manager Ron Hextall.
Why would we be talking prospects now [...]

Drew Doughty and Trevor Lewis – hockey’s lovable odd couple

It’s funny how life plays out sometimes.
Nearly seven years ago, on opening night of the OHL season, two teenagers crossed paths for the first time. They couldn’t have been more different. One was an outgoing, brash defenseman. The other, a quiet and extremely shy forward.
Trevor Lewis scored a goal in Owen Sound’s 4-3 loss that [...]

10 Tidbits on new Kings defenseman Andrew Campbell

Yesterday, the Kings swapped Andrews – sending Bodnarchuk back to Manchester and calling up Campbell.
Although he’s not expected to play in Nashville tonight, Campbell will likely see game action on the team’s current road trip. So, we thought we’d help introduce you to the 6-foot-3 defenseman using our popular 10 Tidbits format…
- Kings GM Dean Lomabrdi [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Jim Fox – free replay

Hopefully you joined us at noon today for the live show with Jim Fox.  It was an amazing hour covering a wide array of topics – as you can imagine for a guy who’s been with the same team for over 30 years now.
There were so many great stories it would be an extremely long list if we posted them [...]

On This Date: Interview with player who scored first ever LA Kings goal

October 14, 1967 – On this date in hockey history the LA Kings made their official NHL debut. Several years ago MayorsManor was lucky enough to interview the man who scored the first goal in franchise history as part of that game. Today, we proudly share our discussion with Brian Kilrea once again…
Ottawa is a long way from Los Angeles.
Yet, [...]

On what should be opening night, Drew Doughty says he’s bored

If you weren’t bummed out by the NHL lockout just yet, things probably hit home today. Fans in Philadelphia, Colorado, Montreal and Calgary should be filling their local arenas tonight for the start of the 2012-13 NHL season. Yet as everybody knows, that isn’t happening.
Sadly, the Kings won’t be raising their Stanley Cup banner tomorrow [...]

Michael Schumacher looking to buck the odds with the LA Kings

In the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Draft the Kings selected 17-year old Michael Schumacher out of a junior league in Sweden. When you’re taken that late and from another continent, the reality is most people don’t know who are you.
Yet, only a few weeks later when he arrived in Los Angeles for the [...]

The Hockey News gives LA Kings prospect pool a C+

This year’s edition of Future Watch, a special publication put out annually by the folks at The Hockey News, brings a mixed bag of information regarding the LA Kings prospect pool. First off, they gave the team an overall grade of C+, which is quite a drop off from the A- rating of last year.
However, [...]

10 Tidbits on Jeff Carter – Welcome to the LA Kings

Jeff Carter, LA debut (photo: M. Zampelli)

The trade winds aren’t the only weather related activity surrounding the LA Kings these days, as there was a flood of information on Jeff Carter to dig up and get to the bottom of this weekend. Here are 10 Tidbits on LA’s new forward, using a hodgepodge of notes [...]

If Murray goes, list of possible replacements for LA Kings

When a tweet appears from a Hall of Fame hockey writer saying ‘Kings may be preparing to fire Terry Murray as coach,’ you click the link.
And according to a report filed with the LA Times by Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman here late last night, that may be the course of action in progress at [...]