Mike Richards trade for Simmonds and Schenn revisited

In the 40-plus year history of the Los Angeles Kings franchise, there have been some pretty big trades. Obviously, none bigger than a deal that went down in August 1988 with the Edmonton Oilers.
However, several moves since then have also created some earthquake like tremors within the LA hockey community. For example, just [...]

Morning Skate: Wayne Simmonds talks LA Kings vs Flyers

Following the morning skate in Philadelphia, Wayne Simmonds spoke about facing the Kings later tonight, his linemate Danny Briere and being on the Flyers’ second power play unit with Jaromir Jagr and Claude Giroux.

If you missed it, Ian Laperriere was on MayorsManor earlier today to talk about the game tonight. He shared thoughts on [...]

LA Kings vs Flyers – what to watch for… with Ian Laperriere

Talk show host Jim Rome likes to joke that if you’re fortunate enough to spend 15 minutes with quarterback Tim Tebow, your life is better for it. Earlier this week, I tweeted an update to that expression…’If you’re lucky enough to spend five minutes with Ian Laperriere, your life is better for it.’
There’s probably [...]

Kyle Clifford raising his own questions during Kings Camp

Last weekend, Kyle Clifford intimated that he wasn’t letting himself believe he had earned on spot on this year’s LA Kings team.
Given his humble and quiet nature, it wasn’t surprising that the 20-year old forward was approaching training camp with anything other than his full passion for the game.
One thing that has changed for him [...]

Stoll had questions from Richards, has answers for Murray

Stoll, Richards and Lombardi (LA Kings)

It’s been a summer of goodbyes and new relationships for many on the Los Angeles Kings roster.
Earlier today I posted comments from Alec Martinez and Jarret Stoll regarding Wayne Simmonds being shipped off to Philadelphia (link).
On the flip side, the team has been welcoming Mike Richards into the fold. [...]

Stoll, Martinez talk LA Kings trading Wayne Simmonds

Martinez and Simmonds (photo: K. Spatz)

During a conversation with coach Terry Murray just a few days after the Kings were eliminated from the playoffs, he acknowledged that Wayne Simmonds “hit a bit of a wall” last season.
It wasn’t that surprising of a statement from the coach though. After all, Simmonds saw his goals, assists [...]

Exclusive: Jim Fox on LA Kings Trade for Mike Richards

He may be on the other side of the globe, yet Jim Fox still made time to check in with MayorsManor regarding the big news from yesterday.
Fresh off another successful charity event last week (they raised over $200k at the 23rd annual Jim Fox/Dave Taylor golf tournament), Fox headed over to Prague this week for [...]

Kings coach Murray says Wayne Simmonds ‘hit a wall’

Obviously, there is more to player evaluation than just stats.
However, let’s start there for Wayne Simmonds…
2008-09 - nine goals, 14 assists, 23 points, 73 PIM, minus-8, 127 shots
2009-10 - 16 goals, 24 assists, 40 points, 116 PIM, plus-22, 127 shots
2010-11 – 14 goals, 16 assists, 30 points, 75 PIM, minus-2, 117 shots
Many people were predicting a ‘breakout’ [...]

Which Kings player will get off first?

The Kings have scored first in two of the three playoff games with the Sharks.
And they have a 1-1 record to show for it.
Still, when game four gets underway tonight, the coaches, the players and the fans will all be looking for the Kings to score first and take control early. They’ll need to win [...]

Clifford’s picking up points and gifts in the playoffs

The Energy Line, the Prime Line, call them whatever you will – in the playoffs, maybe it should be the Power Line.
Kyle Clifford, Brad Richardson and Wayne Simmonds are the top point producing unit for the Kings through three games.
Normally, it wouldn’t be much to talk about just a few games into a series. However, [...]