Maybe this is baseball – Joe Buck calls Kings v Blues game

Kings’ coach Darryl Sutter likes to say ‘this isn’t baseball’ when the media presses him for starting goalie information – referring to MLB teams naming their pitching rotation before a series. However, maybe hockey is a little like baseball.  At least it was earlier tonight.
During the second period, longtime St. Louis Cardinals play-by-play man Joe [...]

Full goal clips – highlights from Kings 4-1 win in STL

Video highlights from the LA Kings 4-1 victory in St. Louis…
Jeff Carter opens the scoring at 8:31 of the first period:

It’s that Carter guy again in the second period:

Defenseman Davis Drewiske picked up his first goal of the season later that same period:

With Dwight King in the penalty box, Alex Steen scored up a power [...]

LA Kings to face Wade Redden, hasn’t happened very often

Straight line math would suggest that Blues defenseman Wade Redden should have faced the Kings several dozen times by now. After all, he’s suited up for over 1,000 NHL games in his 15-year NHL career. However, the former first round draft pick (second overall, 1995) skated in all but seven of those games for Eastern Conference [...]

Hitchcock – ‘We need to give the Kings something to think about’

St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock spoke with the local media this morning in advance of playing the Kings later today…

Last year, at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas, Hitchcock gave some high praise for the skills of Drew Doughty – click here to see what he had to say.
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Pics and video from Anze Kopitar’s second game in Sweden

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On Saturday we gave you pictures and extended video of Anze Kopitar’s first game in Sweden, where he was playing on a line with his younger brother Gasper. They won that contest 5-4 in a shootout, after rallying from two goals down late in the third period.
Earlier today they returned to action – this time on the [...]

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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 [...]

10 Tidbits on Davis Payne – new LA Kings assistant coach

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“I prefer a guy that knows the Western Conference. I want a guy that’s hands-on. I want a guy that’s a good communicator. I want a guy that’s preferably not over-the-hill…And, quite honestly, I’d prefer if they were a better coach than me.” – LA Kings head coach Darryl Sutter just a few weeks ago, when [...]

NHL Awards: MayorsManor interview with Ken Hitchcock

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Yesterday we posted our interview with LA goalie Jonathan Quick – available here.
For some of our on-ice interviews with Kings players after they won the Stanley Cup, check out some of these links:
Anze Kopitar and his dad
Dustin Penner
A stunned Matt Greene
A teary-eyed Willie Mitchell
Colin Fraser proclaims ‘Anything for the Mayor’ after winning the Stanley Cup
There is [...]

POLL: LA Kings 3-stars and second round MVP

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We’ll have a bunch of comments from the Kings players and GM Dean Lombardi up on the site throughout the day today – yet, first, we need to hear from you. After LA’s first round win over Vancouver, MayorsManor readers voted the 3-stars of the series as Jonathan Quick, Dustin Brown and Jarret Stoll. Quick [...]

Williams realizing what he can get away with on the ice

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Leave it to the the Blues to slow down the surging Justin Williams. He entered last night with points in nine straight games (four goals, seven assists). However, he has struggled against St. Louis throughout his career – finding the back of the net just once in 17 career games.
And like clock [...]