POLL: Which rival should the Kings play on NHL Opening Night?

What hook might the NHL use to try and lure fans back to the game should the lockout end in the coming week?
It’s a question many have pondered, as most of the ‘tools’ used in 2005 won’t be available this time around. Back then they rolled out a slew of rule changes and ideas designed to make the game [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Colin Hanks, hockey fan first

Through the years we’ve had a variety of guests on the MayorsManor show – including prospects, current players and several NHL legends. Today is no different, although we’re going in a slightly different direction. Instead of talking to one of the guys on the ice we’ll be joined by somebody who watches from the stands.
Colin [...]

Is Shane Doan 72 hours away from joining the LA Kings?

One thing is certain, with each passing hour Shane Doan is less likely to remain with the Phoenix Coyotes.
Showing the patience of a saint and dedication that exceeds beyond loyalty, Doan has waited about as long as he can to sign a new contract with the only NHL franchise he’s ever known.
As we discussed on last weekend’s [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio – updates from Russia to Phoenix

Soccer is the world’s game? Nah, it’s hockey!
No other professional sport in North America features more international stars. Plus, forget about the Dream Team beating up inferior basketball teams in the Olympics. If you’re looking for a truly competitive tournament at the Games, hockey tops all other team sports. Sure, the US and Canada can [...]

10 Tidbits on Davis Payne – new LA Kings assistant coach

“I prefer a guy that knows the Western Conference. I want a guy that’s hands-on. I want a guy that’s a good communicator. I want a guy that’s preferably not over-the-hill…And, quite honestly, I’d prefer if they were a better coach than me.” - LA Kings head coach Darryl Sutter just a few weeks ago, when [...]

Stoll and Greene on the thought of Shane Doan as an LA King

Signings and trades around the NHL have come at a rather slow place this summer. For example, it was several days after the free agent window opened on July 1 before Zach Parise and Ryan Suter decided where they wanted to play in the coming years. Plus, after numerous rumors throughout 2012, Rick Nash was [...]

Doughty talks LA Kings contracts for Shane Doan and Jon Quick

With the Blue Jays having a few days off for the All-Star break, Drew Doughty had some free time on his hands. So, he lobbed us a call to chat about a myriad of topics. We’ll get to some of the other stuff later. But right out of the gate, two of the areas we discussed centered on [...]

Exclusive: Penner on the possibility of Shane Doan as a King

What was once thought to be impossible is perhaps now close to becoming a reality.
Coyotes captain Shane Doan has a long and checkered history with the recently crowned Stanley Cup Champions. He’s been labeled a ‘Kings Killer’ for the stats he’s posted against them in 87 career games during the regular season – including 30 goals [...]

Shane Doan talks Dustin Brown and LA Kings controversy

After the LA Kings defeated the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference Finals some shady things apparently went down in the post-game handshake line. If you’re unfamiliar with the particulars, you’re highly encouraged to first check out these few articles:
Dustin Penner on being chirped by Antoine Vermette in in the handshake line
Willie Mitchell offers his [...]

Sounds of the Series: On-ice mics from Kings v Coyotes

Here’s a little taste of some of the things said on the ice during the five games played between the Kings and Coyotes in the Western Conference Finals…

Want to know more about what went down in the handshake line? Here’s what some of the Kings players shared today:
Willie Mitchell on the handshake line
Dustin Penner on Antoine [...]