Did Doughty and Johnson Improve This Season?

For the Kings to have a significant chance of beating the San Jose Sharks in the opening round of the playoffs they’ll most likely need to rely heavily on their goaltending and defensemen.
Four of the six blueliners were with the team for last year’s post-season appearance against the Vancouver Canucks. Willie Mitchell – a veteran […]

How are the Kings preparing for Sharks?

They say that spouses often take on the personality of their partner and animals begin to mimic their owners over time.
So, it’s no surprise that the Kings, as a team, are somewhat a microcosm of their head coach.
Terry Murray is consistent, yet ever changing (see his lines).
Thus, so are the Kings – evolving, yet […]

Coach Terry Murray on His Most Impressive Player of Late

When Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams went down with injuries a few weeks ago, readers of MayorsManor voted Dustin Brown as the player ‘most likely’ to step up and seize the opportunity.
In the days that followed coach the latest reconfiguring of the line combinations, this time necessitated by the absence of two of the Kings […]

Oscar Moller on mini-golf, Manchester and LA struggles

Oscar Moller hasn’t seen the Phoenix Coyotes since December 26, 2009.
While it may sound like a lifetime ago, not much has changed. The battle in net that night was between Jonathan Quick and Ilya Bryzgalov, as it will be tomorrow night in downtown LA.
And the final score was 3-2, with goals by Dustin Brown, Michal […]

Johnson and Handzus on Kings Playing the Oilers

The Road Kings are back to the comforts of living out of a suit case, taking their traveling carnival to Edmonton tonight for a game with the Oilers.
Pick your poison, the story could be about the Kings hot play on the road (winners of five straight). Or about Dustin Penner’s first game against the club […]

Dustin Penner on His Possible Out-of-Body Experience

Dustin Penner has played 417 regular season games in the NHL. However, none of them have been against the Oilers since March 9, 2007.
A few months after that game he signed an offer sheet (restricted free agent contract), which the Ducks didn’t match. Meaning he was moving to Edmonton.
Over the next several years he played […]

Dustin Penner on ‘Smart and Edgy’ Oscar Moller

As if there hasn’t been enough change in his life recently, Dustin Penner gets a new linemate for tonight’s game with the San Jose Sharks.
It’s well known by now that former Kings draft pick Oscar Moller was recalled this week and will start on the top line – much to the chagrin of Kevin Westgarth […]

Stoll, Shootouts and San Jose

A few weeks back, Kings forward Jarret Stoll was very humble when I asked him about being all but guaranteed money in the shootout – saying “I don’t know about that,” and later adding “But, yeah, they’re going in for me. I’m just trying not to change too much. Maybe it looks like I only […]

Is Matt Greene Coming to Twitter Soon?

After ‘When is Brayden Schenn going to play for the Kings again?’ and “Who’s starting in goal tomorrow night?’ – perhaps the question I get asked most often is ‘When is Matt Greene going to join twitter?’
So, I took the question to the man himself…
MM: Dustin Brown is on twitter, Dustin Penner says he’s thinking […]

The Dream is Dead for Kevin Westgarth

You know the saying – when one door closes, another one opens.
Well, with Justin Williams unavailable (due to a shoulder injury sustained Monday night), Kings coach Terry Murray had a hole to fill on the top line with Dustin Penner and Anze Kopitar.
Sure, he could have gone with frequent fill-in Wayne Simmonds or the guy […]