Stanley Cup Final Preview and Prediction – Kings v Rangers

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With no shortage of storylines heading into this year’s Stanley Cup Final, we’re set for a matchup of the different styles of hockey brought forth in each conference. From the Rangers, fans will see a quick passing offense, complementary defense and superb goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist. In contrast, the Kings will offer hard forechecking, great […]

UFC on FOX 4 – Preview and Predictions

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When the UFC signed a big money, multi-year deal with FOX late last year it was a heralded as a new day for the sport of mixed martial arts. Long a staple in Las Vegas, the sport had spent the past five years gaining popularity around the world and now it would be on network TV.
Things […]

Kings v Coyotes: schedule, poll, contest… and a prediction

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With the Western Conference Finals finally set to begin later today, here’s an all-inclusive kick-off article…
If you missed it late yesterday, the NHL released the full schedule:
Game 1 – Today, 5pm PST at Phoenix — NBC Sports Network, TSN
Game 2 – Tuesday, May 15, 6pm PST at Phoenix — NBC Sports Network, TSN
Game 3 – […]

First Goal Contest – Predators at Kings (March 17)

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The Kings will try to win their fourth game in a row tonight, something they’ve only done one other time all season. Standing in front of them will be a Nashville Predators team that is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games and is 29-3-4 when they score first. However, if the Preds opponent nets the […]

Jonathan Quick not getting much support, even on off day

While Canadians proudly proclaim hockey is their sport, few things are as American as the Super Bowl. Whether you’re gathering with friends today to watch the game, the commercials or just eat a bunch of food, the game has nearly turned into a national holiday. Football fan or not, it’s hard to escape the hype […]

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 […]

NHL 2011-12 season predictions – timing is everything

Predictions – everybody loves them and if you’re correct about half the time, you’re doing pretty well.
Two years ago I had the Los Angeles Kings finishing sixth in the Western Conference. Nailed it.
Last season, I slotted the Kings at fourth during my NHL season preview article. That’s certainly where they should have finished, […]

DevCamp 2011: Pre-camp comments from Tyler Toffoli

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Mark it down now. My pick for a Kings rookie to make the opening night roster is Tyler Toffoli.
Drafted by Los Angeles in the second round of last summer’s NHL Draft, he exploded into the junior hockey headlines this season when he put up 57 goals and 108 points for […]

Point Break at 50 Games

It’s not uncommon for coaches to break the NHL season down into 10-game segments. Things are just easier to digest that way.
Last year there were several articles on MayorsManor that followed the progression of the Kings throughout the season using this simple approach – which also helps even out the highs and lows that may […]

Predictions for the 2010-11 NHL Season! What if….

They say it’s best to go out on a high note. John Elway did it. Very few others have.
In my case, some probably think I should stay away from predictions from this point forward.
Prior to the puck dropping on last season, I perfectly called the Kings finishing in sixth place (link is here for […]