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, […]

Two Questions, Five Goals and Jerry Maguire

For a team that’s only 20 years old, it was more than 25 years in the making.
No team had come back from being down four goals in the playoffs since Minnesota clawed their way to a 5-4 victory over Chicago on April 28, 1985.
Until the Sharks last night.
Meanwhile, the line of Kyle Clifford, Brad Richardson […]

Kings-Sharks Game Two: High / Low with Jim Fox

The unofficial MayorsManor road reporter is back!
Jim Fox rejoins us today with his thoughts on the Kings 4-0 victory last night in San Jose.
As you may recall from his High/Low article following game one, Fox didn’t like the team’s minimal shots in the first period that night or their defensive zone coverage on the first […]

Kings down Sharks 4-0, Game 2 notes and video

It was a night of ‘Oh yeah, that’s happened before.’
* On December 27, 2010 the Kings beat the Sharks in San Jose by a score of 4-0.  Ditto last night.
* Last year vs. the Canucks, the Kings lost game one of their opening round series with Vancouver and then won the second game to […]

Kings forward Wayne Simmonds – Born for Playoff Hockey?

Wayne Simmonds and Drew Doughty – best friends, roommates, former OHL rivals…the bond is strong, for sure.
They also share a bit of history with Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll. All four played their first game as a member of the Kings together. It was October 2008, at Staples Center, versus San Jose.
Tonight, they’ll face off […]

Doughty on the Sharks – His Memories and Concerns

Long before Drew Doughty was a Norris Trophy finalist and one of the top defensemen in the league – OK wait, not that long before, more like a year earlier – he made his NHL debut against the Sharks.
Below he gives some thoughts about now playing them in the playoffs for the first time and […]

Kings vs Sharks – What Could Happen, Has Happened

Some credit card commercial says there’s a one-in-18 chance of a hat trick being scored in an NHL game.
So, that’s something that could happen.
However, here are a few of the more likely stories to watch for tonight (and some other loosely connected tidbits)…
* Should the Kings win, they’re officially in the playoffs. Also of note […]