Confirmed: Anze Kopitar suffered a knee injury in Sweden

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Exclusive photos from NHLPA charity game – Kings, Ducks, etc

Hopefully you were following on twitter Friday night when we passed along tons of news and notes live from the charity hockey game that took place at the Kings training facility in El Segundo. On the ice were members of the Ducks, Islanders, Maple Leafs, Sabres, Stars – plus Stanley Cup champions Jeff Carter, Kyle […]

Ducks Bobby Ryan finds Kings Stanley Cup ‘a tough pill to swallow’

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Occasionally we’ve featured guest columnists here on MayorsManor. For example, last Thanksgiving Scott Coffman from The Fourth Period penned an article about his love for NHL referees. We’ve also posted pieces from Kings prospects Kevin Gravel, Nick Shore and Ray Kaunisto. Today’s guest has been been a featured writer here a few times of late […]

Word Association with Kings forward Dustin Penner

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Next Friday in Winkler – a small town in Manitoba, about two hours south of Winnipeg – Dustin Penner will get his ‘Day with the Cup.’ Even thought it’s his second time with the NHL’s top trophy in five years, things will be different he recenlty told us.  “Last time I didn’t get to spend […]

Occupy The Ponda – Kings at Ducks pregame primer

Divisional games in any sport are supposed to be close. So, last night’s 2-1 win by the Kings in a shootout looks to fit the bill. However, it was probably a game where they gave the visiting Ducks a free point.
LA entered the third period up 1-0 on a goal by Mike Richards, who converted […]

Quotes from Anaheim Ducks locker room after 2-1 LA win

There’s no denying the Anaheim Ducks offense has been struggling.
Entering tonight’s game with the Kings, they had averaged only 2.0 goals per game and 20 of their 34 goals had been scored by just four players (Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan and Teemu Selanne).
After the Kings defeated the Ducks 2-1 in the […]