July 4th – A Hockey Birthday Story

We begin today with a special thank you to all the men and women who have bravely volunteered for military service. You’re a big reason why friends and families all across the country can safely gather tonight and enjoy spending time together. We truly appreciate all that you’ve done for us!
Now, we’d like to share [...]

1993: Looking back at the LA Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

With Fox Sports West airing two playoff games from 1993 last night, twitter was abuzz with memories as older fans reminisced during one of the greatest 7-game series to ever be played and newer fans were finally able to witness the drama as it unfolded. Hat tricks by both captains, a style of physical play you [...]

Poll II – Who should the LA Kings honor from 1988-99 era?

In tyring to select three worthy candidates to honor during next season’s LA Kings Legends Nights, you have to look back over their entire 45-year history. In doing so, it’s almost impossible to compare players from the ’70s with current stars. So, we’ve tried to make things easier by grouping players into three eras – [...]

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 [...]

Coach Murray on what Oscar Moller could have done

Oscar Moller was drafted in the second round of the 2007 NHL Draft.
This year’s Kings roster already featured players from the 2008 and 2009 drafts, yet he’s yet to crack the line-up on a consistent basis.
After suiting up for 13 more NHL games this season, that’s 87 total now for his career – which is [...]

Without Their Top Player, Kings Down Sharks in Game One

It’s not the player you’re thinking of. And it’s a different game one.
On October 16, 1991 the Los Angeles Kings were about to play host to the NHL’s newest team, the San Jose Sharks.
Shortly after the morning skate early that day, Wayne Gretzky received a phone call that his father was in the hospital after [...]

MayorsManor Podcast featuring Tony Granato

When evaluating a trade in sports years down the line if you’d still make the same trade again, that usually tells you which team won the exchange.
In the case of the Kings sending Bernie Nicholls to the New York Rangers for Tomas Sandstrom and Tony Granato, of course they’d do that deal again.
The offensive duo [...]

Word Association with Tony Granato

Former Kings’ forward Tony Granato, now an assistant coach in Pittsburgh, joined us earlier this week in anticipation of tonight’s game versus the Penguins.
In the first part of the interview we discussed his impressions of Dean Lombardi when he was being recruited by the San Jose Sharks in the summer of 1996. He also offered [...]

LA Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs – When Mullets Were Cool

Tonight the Maple Leafs make a rare appearance in Los Angeles.
Toronto enters the game with 36 points, 13th in the Eastern Conference.  They’ll face a Kings team who won on Saturday for the first time in six games and now have 47 points, placing them 8th in the Western Conference.
However, when these two teams meet it will [...]

10 Tidbits on HockeyFest 2010

Over the weekend, the Kings held their second annual HockeyFest. While the new end-of-summer tradition was scaled back from last year’s grand event, a sold-out crowd of 2,000 fans seemed to enjoy it just as much.
Like last year, by far, the most popular activities at the event were the speaker sessions. Fans were treated to current [...]