Nearly every year, a familiar theme has a tendency to work its way through the NHL season and become the story. A few years ago it was the success of inexpensive goaltenders. Many moons ago it was the influence of European players. Among the early leaders for Story of the Year in the 2013-14 campaign [...]
Beginning Monday, the NHL will start to announce the nominees for the 2013 Regular Season Awards, beginning with the three Calder Trophy candidates. This comes on the heals of having members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (myself included) submit our nominees in various categories just before the playoffs began. We were asked to provide [...]
Following the Stars 5-1 win over the visiting Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, here’s what Dallas coach Glen Gulutzan had to share at his post-game presser…
- On the two penalty kills in the second period giving them a lift: “We talked about that between the second and third. We gotta get some juice out of [...]
A conversation with Ray Whitney is always a treat because he’s honest – brutally honest. The Dallas Stars’ forward has appeared on MayorsManor numerous times through the years and he never fails to disappoint, the guy brings it each and every time. After the perennial Kings Killer scored the second goal of last night’s game at Staples Center, he was still raring [...]
Coming off back-to-back wins over the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday night, LA bench boss Darryl Sutter didn’t mince words when asked about the Kings’ next opponent.
“Dallas kicked our ass here last time,” said the always quotable coach.
True, and the Stars were without forward – and known Kings Killer – Ray Whitney at the time.
He broke his foot just [...]
Stars captain Brenden Morrow has been a thorn in the side of the Kings since entering the league in 1999. He had four points in his first three games against Los Angeles (two goals, two assists) and he’s never really slowed down.
When the teams last met on March 7, he even had the game-winning goal - bringing his [...]
Last week when the Dallas Stars were in town we had a chance to catch up with longtime MayorsManor supporter, Ray Whitney. He’s been on the site a number of times through the years, including a ‘heart on his sleeve’ look at what might happen in the days leading up to last year’s trade deadline.
We’re going a different direction this time around.
Frequent readers to MayorsManor are well aware of our Word Association features and have enjoyed them as part of our game day previews this season. Usually though, we’re talking to the Kings’ players about their opponents. Today, we went inside the Dallas Stars locker room to collect some thoughts about their LA [...]
First batch of quotes from the Dallas Stars morning skate – here’s Eric Nystrom….
- On working out with some of the Kings during the lockout compared to now playing against them: “I’ve been out here the past few summers, so I’ve got to know these guys pretty well. But, when you get out there it doesn’t matter. It’s [...]
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 [...]