POLL: LA Kings Player of the Month – October 2011

Through the first month of the season, and a total of 11 games played, the Kings have compiled a 6-3-2. They sit second in the Pacific Division and fourth in the Western Conference standings. They’ve also allowed the second fewest goals (22), as only Edmonton is better (letting in just 18).
Taking a look […]

POLL: Did coach Murray make the right call on Bernier?

The lively debate continues among LA Kings fans – who should start in goal?
Coming into this season, coach Terry Murray said he would ride the ‘hot hand,’ rather than follow a penciled in schedule. Which is part of the reason today’s announcement caught some people off guard, Jonathan Bernier will be in goal Tuesday […]

POLL: Quick or Bernier vs. New Jersey and Philadelphia?

The impending goaltending battle in Los Angeles has been well documented.
It’s supposedly been imminent for over a year now.
However, last season could be best summed up like this…
Jonathan Bernier entered the year with high hopes, came out of the gates slow, admitted that he didn’t feel comfortable in the crease until after Christmas and then […]

POLL: Where will the LA Kings finish in the standings?

The Los Angeles Kings last played a game in April.
You’ve had all summer to contemplate how the additions of Mike Richards, Simon Gagne and others will impact the team’s offense.  Plus, the last month has provided multiple looks at the revamped Kings, via eight different pre-season games.
And earlier this week, predictions for the 2011-12 NHL […]

POLL: What should the LA Kings do with Scott Parse?

Last night in Colorado, Kings forward Scott Parse recorded his first point of the pre-season.
However, just a few days ago, coach Terry Murray said he wasn’t necessarily looking for goals or assists out of the 27-year old winger right now. Instead, he wanted to see his feet moving – something Murray claimed has been […]

POLL: Which rookie helped his cause the most?

Some will say, ‘oh, it was only an exhibition game!’
Well, first off, you should reply and say, ‘actually it was two exhibition games.’ Then, follow it up with, ‘they mean a lot to the rookies trying to earn a spot in the NHL.’
Coming into camp, it looked like the only real roster competition would […]

POLL: Most impressive King in Rookie Camp game two?

After the Kings-Coyotes first rookie game on Wednesday night, readers of MayorsManor voted Brandon Kozun as the most impressive LA prospect in the game.
He captured 40% of the votes, just enough to beat out Andy Andreoff’s 38%.
Yesterday afternoon, the Kings beat the Coyotes 4-3 (game recap here).
If you were at the game or watched it […]

POLL: Looking forward to what at LA Kings HockeyFest?

HockeyFest 2011 is this Sunday and it marks the official end of summer…or more importantly, the return of hockey!
Now, I didn’t include ‘the announcement of Drew Doughty signing’ in the poll because I’ll assume that would be the winner – in a landslide.
Instead, selecting from the events actually on the schedule (published earlier today here), […]

POLL: When will Drew Doughty re-sign with the LA Kings?

Last week, when I was interviewed on FAN 960 in Calgary, the topic they wanted to discuss most was the Drew Doughty contract situation (listen here).
With news of other Kings moves starting to die down a bit – i.e. trade for Mike Richards, signing of Simon Gagne, summer Development Camp, etc. – Doughty’s contract negotiations […]

POLL: How should NHL resolve Kings-Oliers grievance?

Poor Gary Bettman. The guy gets booed everywhere he goes.
He rarely gets complimented for anything he does, at least not by fans.
And he finds himself in another lose-lose situation after the Los Angeles Kings officially filed a grievance against the Edmonton Oilers.
Regardless of how he resolves the mess, some percentage of people on the […]