How the Kings’ Jonathan Quick is skating through a lockout loophole

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Everybody loves a good loophole, right?
Remember all you’ve heard or read about the ‘NHL member teams cannot have contact of any type with their players during the lockout’ stuff? Well, here’s a new wrinkle – Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was not only skating at the team’s practice facility today, but he was wearing his usual […]

Hey Bill Ranford, how many beers does the Stanley Cup hold?

We received an email yesterday from Ian Walker, a longtime hockey writer with The Vancouver Sun. It seems he’s heading up a new project now called WalkerBigTalker TV. He sent over a clip from their first episode and it’s definitely worth sharing.
Earlier this summer, when the Stanley Cup was at the home of LA Kings […]

MayorsManor Live Radio with LA Kings asst coach Davis Payne

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After resigning his three unrestricted free agents earlier this summer – Colin Fraser, Dustin Penner and Jarret Stoll – Kings GM Dean Lombardi had his roster all but set. However, the team was still set to make one more addition in late July. Following an interview process that included putting guys to work at his […]

VIDEO: 2012 Stanley Cup Final – the lost Bernier interview

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As loyal readers of MayorsManor already know, we posted many exclusive video interviews throughout the 2012 NHL playoffs – with both the LA Kings and their opponents. Whether it be home or road games, we tried to capture the mood and approach of the teams, both on and off the ice. Along the way, we […]

Kings coach Darryl Sutter clarifies his plans for asst coaches

At Darryl Sutter‘s initial press conference with the LA media most of the statements were pretty standard fare. It was about what you’d expect for a new coach being brought in to take over a struggling team.
The obvious highlight was Sutter ending his speaking portion at the podium by flashing double peace signs (pictured […]

Kings prospect JF Berube probably seeking new nickname

Since being drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft, goaltender JF Berube has seen his stock quietly rise.
This past season he posted some of the best numbers in the entire Quebec junior league – including 32 wins, a 2.60 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage. […]

Goalie Chris Gibson – camp quotes and coaches evaluation

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When the Los Angeles Kings used their first selection at the recent NHL Draft to take a goaltender – well, it caught some people off guard.
Sure, everybody’s heard the mantra ‘take the best player available.’
However, the team will most likely have five goaltenders under the age of 26 playing […]

LA Kings coaches heaping praise at goalie Martin Jones

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You never quite know what you’re going to get with a prospect.
Young forwards usually need to learn the defensive side of the game before being NHL ready. Defensemen tend to mature around the age of 24. Goalies, historically, take a little longer.
As is the case with LA’s two Jonathans, Quick and […]

Revisiting The Hockey News Curse

After a red hot start to the 2009-10 season Anze Kopitar was the toast of the league. People everywhere were taking notice that the 2005 first round draft pick was having a breakout year.
Then, it happened. The Hockey News slapped him on the cover and poof, that was it. Instant slump.
Now, before you discount this theory, […]

Future Fridays – Interview w/ Brandon Glover

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In yesterday’s Thursday Throwback article we spoke with former Kings goaltender Robb Stauber about the team’s run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 1993.
Today we go the other direction, eyeing the future.  In fact, this kid hadn’t even celebrated his first birthday back when Blueline and Hrudey were dueling it out between the pipes at […]