Calgary Flames teenage prospect setting NHL on fire this month

When the Calgary Flames arrived in New Jersey for the 2013 Draft, they were the envy of the league – a position they haven’t been in for much of the past 10 years. Holding three picks in the first round was, at least on paper, going to give them a good shot at rebuilding a [...]

Kings locker room quotes after def Ottawa 4-3 in OT

-Darryl Sutter on playing 5-on-5 and not getting a lot of scoring chances:
“We drew penalties that allowed us to score goals 5-on-5, so you know I’m not too caught up in that. We scored enough goals to win every game.”
-Sutter on Dustin Brown’s physicality:
“The first goal he scored, isn’t that being physical? He comes out [...]

Senators locker room quotes from LA

-Coach Paul MacLean on tonight’s game:
“Penalties, penalties, penalties, if you’re going to take penalties in this league, especially consecutive penalties and give teams the opposition five-on-three and four-on-three, it’s pretty reasonable to expect in the National Hockey League that you’re going to get goals scored against you. We got to stop taking penalties, for whatever [...]

Jeff Carter instant quotes after Kings 4-3 OT win

On the first period:
“We got our power play rolling pretty good in the first there. A couple quick ones to give us a little bit of cushion. I think we maybe sat back a little bit in the back end a little bit. You’re not always going to be pretty. We stuck with it, and [...]

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, [...]

Contest: First Goal – NHL playoff games 4/18/2012

As announced over the weekend, we’re now running two separate First Goal Contests. Please READ CAREFULLY.
There is the traditional MayorsManor First Goal Contest, which runs exclusively during all Kings games.  Throughout LA’s first round series vs. Vancouver, if you correctly guess the Kings player who scores first, you could win an autographed puck from Dustin Brown.  Entries for that contest [...]

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with Jon Quick at ASG Media Day

Was it really this bad when the All-Star Game was held in Los Angeles back in 2002? Is it because the event was held in ‘hockey crazed’ Canada? Or has the whole thing just turned into a nutty media thing, ala the Super Bowl? Watch as Kings goalie Jonathan Quick attempts to answer some – [...]

Westgarth and Clifford talk aftermath of the Gordie trick

Sometimes you get lucky.
Back in November 2010, sitting in the locker room in El Segundo, after some otherwise meaningless weekday practice, Kevin Westgarth and I were chatting about his rookie season in the NHL. Down the aisle about five stalls away was the only other player there at the time – Kyle Clifford.
During one of [...]

Coach Sutter’s presser vs Sens: full comments vs Sutterisms

Below are full comments from coach Darryl Sutter‘s post game press conference following the Kings 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. See if you can pull out a few of his popular three-word Sutterisms…
On the balanced effort from the team – “We got lots from… probably half of our shots came from our defense. The [...]