St Louis Blues’ coach calls it ‘The homestand from Hell’

Entering the NHL’s 48-game shortened season, Ken Hitchcock’s Blues and Darryl Sutter’s Kings looked to be heading towards the same place – a meeting in the 2013 Western Conference Final. Thought to once be two of the best teams outside the Eastern Conference, perhaps even in the league, they now might be headed in different directions.
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Blues’ captain calls out his teammates after 4-1 loss to Kings

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The Kings played their best game of the season on Sunday and lost to the Detroit Red Wings. Fortunately for them, they brought the same attitude and commitment to St. Louis and were able to leave town with a 4-1 win.
After the game, here’s what the home team was saying back in the Blues’ locker […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]