VIDEO: Press Conference of the Year – Flyers hire new coach

Little words are needed here, just sit back and watch the video. While it’s never easy to talk about a guy losing his job, that’s not really what’s highlighted in the clip. Instead, watch the Philly media attack Flyers management and owner Ed Snider. You’ll quickly understand why both sides have the reputations they do…

Perhaps [...]

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 [...]

Mike Richards reacts to recent praise from Ian Laperriere

After Mike Richards was traded to LA last June, his former Flyers teammate Ian Laperriere came on MayorsManor and spoke very highly of him. Soon thereafter, Richards shared some memories of their time together in Philadelphia.
Then, Laperriere was back last week – this time, to talk about Jeff Carter coming to the Kings. As part [...]

Ian Laperriere on Wayne Simmonds and hurt feelings

In pro wrestling terms it was a classic heel turn. The babyface (good guy) loved by millions, says something ever so casual – yet instantly turns off his longtime admirers.
This one is going to be pretty simple to follow…

And with those few little sentences, Wayne Simmonds turned from a guy who was universally loved by [...]

Flyers’ Ian Laperriere on the newest King, Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter comes to LA (photo: Ikiri)

This piece doesn’t need much of an introduction. Ian Laperriere is one of the most honest and straight forward guys in hockey. He’ll tell you exactly how it is and he always speaks from the heart.
In a MayorsManor podcast two years ago he had some choice words for former [...]

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 [...]

Sean O’Donnell on his former teammate Jeff Carter

Thanks to everybody who listened in to MayorsManor LIVE tonight. Sorry we ran out of time before we could get to all of the live calls.
Below is the full clip from veteran NHL defenseman Sean O’Donnell, where he answers questions about his former teammates, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards.
Of course, O’Donnell has played over 1,100 [...]

Mike Richards over Philly, building something special in LA

Mike Richards was pressed about the negative stories in Philadelphia when he first arrived in Los Angeles last summer. At the time, he answered every question posed to him. When training camp began a few months later, it was time to turn the page and talk about the LA Kings. Now, with the addition of [...]

Why the LA Kings should trade for Jeff Carter, not Rick Nash

To properly understand the argument that the LA Kings should trade for Jeff Carter over Rick Nash, first requires an open mind. Second, fans of any of the players mentioned below are encouraged to follow along using more of their minds and less of their hearts. This isn’t about who is a nicer guy, which [...]

Welcome to your new (interim) coach John Stevens

Things change quickly in the NHL.
After seemingly being safe about a week ago, Kings coach Terry Murray will now be referred to as former Kings coach Terry Murray.
Watching his team drop four in a row and being unable to score goals, GM Dean Lombardi had seen enough and made the move today to release Murray [...]