NHL players no longer excited by trips to play California teams

NHL

Last Saturday, the Lightning suffered their first loss to a Western Conference opponent when they were rocked 6-3 by the Phoenix Coyotes. Starting tonight in Los Angeles, the Lightning begin a stretch of three games in four days through California that will see them conclude the trip with back to back games in San Jose [...]

AUDIO: West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – November 3, 2013

Sirius XM NHL Network

Along with my co-host Jonathan Davis, we packed another two hours of hockey talk into this week’s episode of West Coast Bias over on NHL Network Radio. Joining us for some of the fun was former goaltender Kelly Hrudey of Hockey Night in Canada, plus veteran official (and author) Kerry Fraser.
One of the key highlights [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio – with Penner and Ryan

Sirius XM NHL Network

Dustin Penner and Bobby Ryan guest on West Coast Bias.
Week three of the newest show on NHL Network Radio is on the air! Jonathan Davis and I are back with the latest edition of West Coast Bias, where we were joined by Dustin Penner of the Anaheim Ducks, Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators, a [...]

Corey Perry on Mighty Ducks throwbacks and return of Bobby Ryan

Anaheim Ducks icon

Raw quotes collected from the Ducks locker room following their 4-1 win over the visiting Ottawa Senators… and the return of Bobby Ryan to Anaheim…
Corey Perry on the Ducks’ throwback jerseys:
“They’re nice. When I was drafted my first year and I played, this is what it was. It’s nice and exciting to come back to [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio: Kings at Ducks preview with Josh Brewster

banner_podcast

Over the last 20 years the Kings and Ducks have met on the ice more than 100 times. Still, some say the rivalry won’t kick into high gear until they square off in the playoffs – just don’t tell that to the fans who pack the arenas in both LA and Anaheim because the hatred [...]

Confirmed: Anze Kopitar suffered a knee injury in Sweden

Kopitar Mora Sweden LA Kings MayorsManor

Center Anze Kopitar, who was the first member of the LA Kings to sign overseas during the lockout, suffered a knee injury in Sweden earlier today.
According to reports from the Stockholm Globe Arena, the damage took place late in the first period of a game between Mora and their cross town rival, Leksands. Kopitar was [...]

AUDIO: TFP Live guest spot – talking LA Kings year in review

Jarret Stoll Kings MayorsManor 2012

On Saturday afternoon I joined David Pagnotta and Dennis Bernstein for another guest spot on The Fourth Period Live – a weekly show on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed the LA Kings season [...]

How Anze Kopitar brought Bobby Ryan to Sweden

Kopitar Ryan MayorsManor Kings Ducks Mora

Life can take some interesting turns at times.
When rumors of Bobby Ryan‘s possible departure from the Ducks surfaced last season, many Kings fans began salivating at the idea of bringing him to Los Angeles. While it’s highly unlikely that Anaheim would have ever traded him to a division rival, that didn’t stop people on the internet [...]

Second set of exclusive photos from NHLPA charity game

If you didn’t attend Friday’s charity game at the Kings practice facility in El Segundo, you missed a great night of hockey. Sure it was just an exhibition game, but nearly everywhere you turned – from the two dozen NHL players to the sold-out number of fans who packed the building – just about everybody [...]

LA Kings players debate who was MVP of the charity game

Kyle Clifford Scuderi LA Kings NHLPA MayorsManor

The emergence of Kyle Clifford during his rookie season in the NHL two years ago is partly what allowed the Kings to trade Wayne Simmonds to Philadelphia in June 2011. It’s not like they’re mirror images of each other – one plays the right side, the other the left – but simply put, each guy [...]