Remembering Pavol Demitra – as exciting as they come

It’s perhaps what every athlete, their families, front office personnel, team owners and sports fans fear most…a plane crash.
In what was absolutely devastating news to the hockey world today, we all learned that a tragic accident occurred in Russia – killing more than 30 members of the KHL’s Lokomotiv organization.
Among the lives lost was former […]

LA Kings coach on leadership of Brown, Richards, Gagne

Simon Gagne (photo: LAKings.com)

The Kings may be one of the youngest teams in the league, yet leadership shouldn’t be an issue in Los Angeles.
For the past three seasons, Dustin Brown has been the captain, with Matt Greene and Anze Kopitar serving as alternates over the same time period.
Additionally, numerous other players in the locker room have […]

Flyers Ian Laperriere on Mike Richards vs. Chris Pronger

Certain things in hockey are just the way they are.
For example, if Bob McKenzie says it’s true, it pretty much is.
If Marcel Dionne shares what a player needs to do to become a more prolific scorer – and Marcel will tell you more than that! – it must be fact.
And if Ian Laperriere gives you […]

Drew Doughty Comments on Mark Hardy

photo courtesy of Michael Zampelli

Earlier this week former Kings defenseman and assistant coach Mark Hardy was a guest on the MayorsManor podcast.
Among the myriad of topics discussed was the play of the Kings current defensive group, many of whom Hardy coached over the last few seasons. Specifically, he broke down some of the challenges Drew […]

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 […]

Two Minutes in the Box with… Bobby Ryan

They say that retail is in the details. And while it might not have the same ring to it, hockey is in the numbers.
Take number nine for example, it’s one of the most famous digits in hockey. Gordie Howe wore it. So did Rocket Richard and Bobby Hull.  More recently, Mike Modano built a Hall […]

Bob Miller on the Olympics, his favorite players, retirement and more

Bob Miller is an institution here in Los Angeles.
He’s even been with the Kings far longer than most fans have been following the team, going all the way back to the early ’70s.  In fact, he had already been calling Kings games for over 15 years when Wayne Gretzky came to town in the summer […]