POLL: Who Will Seize The Opportunity?

With Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar out of the line-up for the final seven games of the regular season (and longer), nearly every Kings player is talking about guys needing to step up.
And although that seemed to be the theme of the day at practice yesterday, coach Terry Murray was stressing opportunity…
As in, “an opportunity […]

The Dream is Dead for Kevin Westgarth

You know the saying – when one door closes, another one opens.
Well, with Justin Williams unavailable (due to a shoulder injury sustained Monday night), Kings coach Terry Murray had a hole to fill on the top line with Dustin Penner and Anze Kopitar.
Sure, he could have gone with frequent fill-in Wayne Simmonds or the guy […]

100 Games Later, Little Has Changed for Kings-Ducks

Game one of the Kings-Ducks rivalry was a one goal game back in December 1993, a night that began with the two teams tied in the standings.
Fast forward more than 15 years and game #100 ended 2-1 (in overtime) and the clubs were separated by just three points in the standings.
They’re also now tied in […]

Wayne Simmonds on Penner and Greasy Goals

photo courtesy of Michael Zampelli

Wayne Simmonds was perhaps one of the happiest guys on the LA Kings early last week. Not only had the team acquired a big left wing in Dustin Penner, but coach Terry Murray announced he would start Penner on a line with Simmonds and Anze Kopitar.
While Simmonds had seen top line […]

RECAP: Dean Lombardi Meeting with ‘Shareholders’

Kings GM Dean Lombardi met with a group of about 500 season ticket holders – whom he repeatedly referred to as the team’s shareholders – at their training facility in El Segundo, CA Sunday morning.
Backing him up were Chris McGowan (Chief Operating Officer), Jeff Solomon (VP of Hockey Operations) and Ron Hextall (Assistant General Manager).
Among […]

VIDEO: Dustin Penner from NHL On The Fly

PennerMania continues.
The newest King, Dustin Penner, called in for a an interview tonight on NHL On The Fly.
In the video below he talks about when he’ll debut for LA, adjusting to his new team, being a King after playing for the Ducks, George Parros, Johnny Damon, his first practice, cycling the puck, Anze Kopitar, Wayne […]

Upcoming Interviews

In addition to our regular features with Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown, Drew Doughty and the other members of the Los Angeles Kings, here’s a brief look at some of the exclusive hockey interviews coming up in the next few days on MayorsManor…
* Gasper Kopitar – Anze’s younger brother talks about playing junior hockey and his […]

Kings Quickly Out of Game With Red Wings

By the time you read this most of the Kings players have already forgotten tonight’s game with the Detroit Red Wings.
At least that’s what they’ll tell you.
LA came into the game riding a mild four-game winning streak over Detroit, including a 5-0 shutout in Michigan two months ago.
Although Michal Handzus scored first, this game was […]

Two Players Away From Perfect Line Combiinations

Stress level among Kings fans is nearing an all-time high today.
Will they, won’t they, who goes, who stays…
How about a slightly humorous look at something to lighten the mood for just a second.
Much has been made of coach Terry Murray’s Rubik’s Cube like changes to the line combinations.
Yet, the Kings may just be two players away […]

LA Kings: The Kids Are All Right – Or Are They?

The big question in Los Angeles on Trade Deadline Day 2011 is do the Kings have the right mix of players to make a legitimate run at the Stanley Cup this season?
In net, they’re set. Jonathan Quick is proving to be an elite goalie. So, check that off your list.
On defense, their top-four defensemen are […]