VIDEO: Las Vegas game highlights – a Frozen Fury primer

It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the Kings made their Las Vegas debut.
They say the first time is always the most special. In this case, it rings even more true because it was the first time an NHL game had been played outdoors.
Caesar’s Palace, made famous by huge boxing matches in [...]

Jim Fox using gray area to create mental health awareness

Fox at The Guidance Center event last week

Like the Kings’ new jerseys, Jim Fox is a black and white guy.
“I’m usually on one side or the other, little gray area,” said Fox. “The thing that intrigues me about wine is there’s a lot of gray area. There are so many different elements to learn about, [...]

Dodgers’ Tony Gwynn remembers LA Kings ’93 playoff run

Last month Dodgers’ first baseman James Loney and outfielder Matt Kemp stopped by MayorsManor to share a few thoughts on hockey.
As you may recall, Loney is eager to not only come out to Staples Center for a game, but he wants to suit up and take part in warm-ups. Meanwhile, the always laid-back Kemp [...]

In the plans: LA Kings vs Anaheim Ducks outdoor game

On August 11, 2009 – yes, two years ago tomorrow – I wrote the following:
GRAB YOUR FLIP FLOPS – The Kings are working to put a pre-season game together next year with the Ducks. Seems normal enough right? Well, now ponder the game played on the beach! They’re looking at a game in Santa Monica, [...]

Robitaille on Rogie and Roenick – Hall of Fame worthy?

Luc Robitaille was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 9, 2009.
That was about as ‘no-brainer’ of a selection as the committee has had in recent years. He finished his career with 668 goals and a Stanley Cup, just to name a few of his accomplishments.
Going back even further in Kings history [...]

Lombardi and Robitaille on Kings pursuit of Brad Richards

When Kings GM Dean Lombardi speaks, he almost always makes sense.
People may not like what he has to say at times, but he pretty much tells it as it is.
Several years ago when some questioned his signing of Dan Cloutier to an extension before he was fully healthy, Lombardi explained that it was a calculated [...]

Luc Robitaille on new jobs for Gretzky, Blake and Laperriere

If you were to make a list of the 10 most popular players in Los Angeles Kings history, the names Wayne Gretzky, Rob Blake and Ian Laperriere would definitely be in the mix.
So it’s no surprise that as each of them have transitioned from on-ice roles into new off-ice jobs over the last few years, [...]

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 [...]

Luc Robitaille talks how and why LA Kings changed jerseys

…to sell more jerseys.
Of course, that’s the obvious answer.
However, if you’re reading this article, you probably want to understand some of the process and thoughts behind the change. So, here goes…
Last night, during a long one-on-one conversation with Luc Robitaille, Kings President of Business Operations, the team’s new jersey was the first topic covered.
“When [...]