Michael Schumacher looking to buck the odds with the LA Kings

In the seventh round of the 2011 NHL Draft the Kings selected 17-year old Michael Schumacher out of a junior league in Sweden. When you’re taken that late and from another continent, the reality is most people don’t know who are you.
Yet, only a few weeks later when he arrived in Los Angeles for the […]

Oscar Moller and Bud Holloway getting tricky on the ice

Oscar Moller and Bud Holloway – remember those two?
Well, before we get to the crazy video and picture below, first let’s set the table…
Moller was selected by the Kings in the second round of the 2007 NHL Draft and the 5-foot-10 forward has played 87 games with the big club. Holloway, a […]

What I’ve learned so far… by LA forward Kevin Westgarth

Don Draper or Ethan Moreau? You decide.

Earlier this week we kicked off a new series here on MayorsManor, titled ‘What I’ve learned so far…”
Kings forwards Ethan Moreau and Trent Hunter were the first two to file a report, largely based around them getting to know some of their new teammates.
Here, we’ll switch things up a […]

LA Kings def Rangers in OT, post-game notes and video

Many of the areas the Kings were hoping to improve over the summer were on display front and center in today’s 3-2 overtime win against the Rangers.
Jack Johnson scored a power play goal with about a minute left in the extra session and then was mobbed by his teammates, in a scene that looked more […]

Kopitar training in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities

Stand up and take a bow if you’ve even heard of Bled, Slovenia.
According to several travel sites, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – perhaps the world.
The small town is nestled in the Julian Alps, with a castle high atop one of the mountains and a lake below, which features a small […]

Guest Author: D-man Kevin Gravel’s USA camp journal

Kevin Gravel (photo: Cikiri)

Since the inception of MayorsManor, all articles and updates have been written by me. Sure, we’ve done countless interviews with players, coaches and other hockey people – yet, the content was always prepared by me.
We’ve also had the Kings’ Jim Fox serve as our unofficial playoff reporter the last few seasons, […]

Luc Robitaille on why the LA Kings are going to Europe

A few weeks ago I joked that it must be contract week, as several Kings prospects and players were busy getting deals inked.
Well, today is ‘address the cynics’ day here at MayorsManor.
This morning I posted comments from Luc Robitaille, Kings President of Business Operations, explaining the how and why behind the team’s jersey changes for […]

Kings GM Dean Lombardi on Holloway, Moller’s European Vacation

Oscar Moller at Rookie Camp 2010

At the end of the regular season, Kings’ prospect Bud Holloway stopped by MayorsManor to help preview the Manchester Monarchs first round playoff series with Binghamton.
One of the questions we touched on was did he expect to be called-up this past season, given he was the leading scorer in Manchester […]

10 Key Dates for LA Kings, including 2011 training camp

Soon after the Stanley Cup parade takes place in some North American city, it happens.
Millions of fans everywhere began to experience hockey withdrawals, or ‘summer’ as it’s more commonly referred to.
Fortunately, the early part of the off-season has a hat-trick of activities that can partially keep the fire stoked via the NHL Awards, NHL Draft […]

Rich Clune on Bud Holloway leaving Monarchs for Europe

Rich Clune in camp (photo: Ikiri)

During the Kings training camp last September, high-energy forward Rich Clune was starting to turn some heads.
Many thought he might even have a chance to crack the line-up in Los Angeles rather than spend a third season in Manchester (AHL).
Originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in 2005, Clune has since […]