High / Low points from LA Kings opening games in Europe

For those unfamiliar with the High/Low segment here on MayorsManor, it’s a pretty simple format where we look at three highs and three lows from a specified topic – for example, a game or somebody’s career. Here, we’ll be reviewing the Kings’ trip to Europe, where they played the first two games of the season…
HIGHS
– Anze Kopitar: He [...]

Need captions for these Kings-Sabres pics from Germany

The other day we had a lot of fun with a few Drew Doughty pictures from Hamburg, Germany – and several readers came up with some great captions.
Well, the fine folks at the O2 Arena in Berlin just posted an album of over 150 pictures taken during today’s game between the LA Kings and Buffalo [...]

NHL Premiere: LA v Buffalo pre-game notes, quotes and first goal contest

Good morning. It’s time to grab some coffee and enjoy some hockey, all the way from Berlin, Germany. Here’s your pre-game primer – featuring notes and quotes from several members of the Kings, as they prepare to face the Buffalo Sabres for the only time this season. Details for today’s ‘first goal [...]

LA Kings def Rangers in OT, post-game notes and video

Many of the areas the Kings were hoping to improve over the summer were on display front and center in today’s 3-2 overtime win against the Rangers.
Jack Johnson scored a power play goal with about a minute left in the extra session and then was mobbed by his teammates, in a scene that looked more [...]

NHL Premiere: LA Kings vs NY Rangers pre-game notes, first goal contest

Hang on, relax. You only have less than an hour to go and you’ll be just fine…hockey will be back!
To get you primed and ready to go, here are some quick tidbits on the Los Angeles Kings vs New York Rangers match-up. Also, be sure to take note of the details for today’s [...]

Kings’ Richards, Doughty, Gagne on facing the NY Rangers

In just about two hours all the talk of the last five months will be washed away and the NHL season officially begins for the Los Angeles Kings.
Opening against a team as rich in history as the New York Rangers gives today’s game a little something extra. Just ask the players. Prior to [...]

Bye, bye Hamburg – Kings vs Freezers post-game notes

The pre-season is now officially over for the Los Angeles Kings after they defeated the Hamburg Freezers 5-4 earlier today in Germany.
POST-GAME NOTES:
– The Kings were allowed to play the game under German Elite League rules, thus they had 20 skaters, plus two goalies. The line combinations and D-pairings were:
Scott Parse – Anze Kopitar [...]

MayorsManor podcast – European travel with the LA Kings

LA Kings plane ride (photo by J. Quick)

The MayorsManor podcast is back for the 2011-12 NHL season and this edition isn’t going to need much of an intro.
Prior to the LA Kings departing for their season opening trip to Europe for the NHL Premiere series, we caught up with various players to talk about the [...]

Luc Robitaille on why the LA Kings are going to Europe

A few weeks ago I joked that it must be contract week, as several Kings prospects and players were busy getting deals inked.
Well, today is ‘address the cynics’ day here at MayorsManor.
This morning I posted comments from Luc Robitaille, Kings President of Business Operations, explaining the how and why behind the team’s jersey changes for [...]