Drew Doughty picking up assists off the ice as well

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Over the past 13 months, Drew Doughty‘s life has been a roller coaster ride of peaks and valleys. Everything from his best friend and roommate being traded to starting the season without a contract and culminating with his first Stanley Cup. While most of those events surrounded ‘Doughty the hockey player,’ he’s now back home [...]

Ducks at Kings Freeway Faceoff – pregame primer

Tonight will be game number 103 between the Kings and Ducks.
Last year, Anaheim took the season series four games to two.
Through 17 games played by each team, the scales are titled towards the Kings – they have more wins (8 to 6), points (19 to 15), have scored more goals per game (2.41 to a [...]

Mike Richards on Corey Perry and not doing stupid things

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Now, that may not be the best title for an article, but it will all make sense in just a few minutes…
Back in December, readers of MayorsManor voted Anaheim’s Corey Perry as their least favorite NHL player, among guys still in the league.
Perry certainly didn’t do anything to quell those feelings [...]

100 Games Later, Little Has Changed for Kings-Ducks

Game one of the Kings-Ducks rivalry was a one goal game back in December 1993, a night that began with the two teams tied in the standings.
Fast forward more than 15 years and game #100 ended 2-1 (in overtime) and the clubs were separated by just three points in the standings.
They’re also now tied in [...]

Dustin Penner Looking to Bring the Penner Cup to LA

Tonight will be another first for Dustin Penner, as he suits up for the Kings against their cross-town rival – and his former club – the Anaheim Ducks.
Players always have a special bond to their first team. It’s usually the team that drafted them or where they scored their first goal. And if they happen [...]

Kings – Ducks: Made to Order

Call it a check mark game.
* When their just completed 10-game road stretch began it looked like the Kings would need about 15 points to legitimately climb back into the Western Conference playoff race. With a 3-2 win in Anaheim last night they hit the mark square on, 15 points. check
* Teams expect big performances [...]

…And Now You’re Caught Up (2/14/2011)

Love is in the air today.
For those who are equally as passionate about freshly cut ice, hits in the corner, going five hole, penalty shots and hip checks – here are the ten stories to help catch you up on what’s been going on in the world of hockey.
This week’s notes include items on the [...]

Kopitar vs. Ovechkin at Super Skills Event

In a few short hours the second wave of this year’s NHL All Star Weekend will get underway with the popular Super Skills Competition.
Team captains Nicklas Lidstrom and Eric Staal met with Brendan Shanahan, NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development, earlier this morning to determine which of their players would participate in each [...]

POLL: Least Favorite (active) NHL Player?

With news coming down that Chris Pronger will be out 4-6 weeks (meaning he won’t face the Kings at Staples Center on December 30), there’s been an increased amount of anti-Pronger comments today on social media sites – namely facebook and twitter.
As the Kings are off today and it’s a relatively slow news period, let’s [...]

2010 Season Preview w/ ESPN’s John Buccigross

All week long we’ll be talking with people around the world of hockey to get their take on the upcoming NHL season. Prior to posting my predictions later this week, we’ll check in with experts from places like Hockey Night in Canada and USA Today.
Kicking things off though – making his second trip into MayorsManor [...]