Things You May Not Know: Kings-Coyotes Edition

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They are no longer the Phoenix Coyotes, the 2014-15 edition of the team has been re-branded as the Arizona Coyotes. Yet, they still have one of the best coaches in the league (Dave Tippett), one of the most respected captains (Shane Doan), and one of the best young defensemen (Oliver Ekman-Larsson). With that out of […]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Coyotes, December 4

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After not seeing each other since the first week of the season (a contest won by Arizona 3-2 in overtime), the Kings and Coyotes will face off Thursday for the first of two matchups this month. One could argue that the teams are somewhat where they would have been expected to sit in the standings […]

Game 2: Key Odds for Kings at Coyotes

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On Wednesday, along with all the other Opening Night festivities, we debuted a new series here on MayorsManor, where we passed along a few odds on several interesting tidbits that we thought may or may not take place in the game between the Kings and Sharks. In addition to five odds we supplied regarding the […]

West Coast Bias live post-game from Dodger Stadium

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Guests Kevin Smith, Colin Hanks, Heidi Androl and Dave Joseph joined us for the January 25, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio.
Jonathan Davis and I were live from Dodger Stadium to provide all the post-game action following the Kings v Ducks outdoor game at Chavez Ravine.

One quick programming note, if you’ve […]

‘We were scared to win’ – Coyotes Mike Smith on 3-2 SO loss to Ducks

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On the heels of a 3-2 shootout win on Friday night, the Anaheim Ducks have now won six straight games and are off to a 6-1-0 start on the young season, their best in franchise history. For a team that didn’t look too good in an opening night loss to Colorado, they’ve quickly rebounded and […]

MayorsManor Live Radio – Kings v Coyotes preview with Sarah McLellan

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All morning long we’ve been looking at the Kings-Coyotes rivalry. Now, we’re pleased to be joined by Sarah NcLellan of the Arizona Republic. She’s all knowing when it comes to the Coyotes and she’ll help us break down the match-up in goal, share some insight on Mike Smith’s hair, Jason LaBarbera’s mask, provide some injury […]

MayorsManor Live Radio – updates from Russia to Phoenix

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Soccer is the world’s game? Nah, it’s hockey!
No other professional sport in North America features more international stars. Plus, forget about the Dream Team beating up inferior basketball teams in the Olympics. If you’re looking for a truly competitive tournament at the Games, hockey tops all other team sports. Sure, the US and Canada can […]

Quotes from the Coyotes locker room after 1-0 win in LA

Prior to the game, Coyotes forward Ray Whitney referred to match-ups with the Kings as ‘muck fests’ and usually filled with tight, defensive-oriented hockey. Kings defenseman Jack Johnson went so far as to say the games can be boring to watch, with Phoenix lulling teams to sleep.
Neither was the case in the first period, which […]

Murray concerned about Bernier, but he ‘sucked it up’

Jonathan Bernier has played twice as many games against the Nashville Predators as he has versus any other NHL team – including starting all four games between the Kings and Predators last season, posting a 3-1-0 record with a 2.25 goals-against average.
This season, Bernier was off to another slow start, losing the only two games […]

Quotes from the Nashville Predators locker room – 11/8/2011

Following Nashville’s 4-3 loss to Los Angeles tonight, here are a few quotes from their head coach Barry Trotz, forward Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist…
COACH BARRY TROTZ:
On overall game – “We weren’t disciplined enough, we took some bad penalties. We battled back, but it wasn’t good enough…I give us some credit, we stayed in […]