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When the NHL lockout finally ends and the players return to action, Kings defenseman Matt Greene will need just 39 games to reach 500 games played. That’s quite the milestone, even for a former second round draft pick.
On today’s show we’ll look back at some of the things that have gone into those 461 games […]

Word Association with Kings forward Dustin Penner

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Next Friday in Winkler – a small town in Manitoba, about two hours south of Winnipeg – Dustin Penner will get his ‘Day with the Cup.’ Even thought it’s his second time with the NHL’s top trophy in five years, things will be different he recenlty told us.  “Last time I didn’t get to spend […]

Ray Kaunisto: reflections on Manchester and some word association

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If you’ve been following the development of Kings prospects over the last few seasons, you’re likely already aware of several ‘big names’ – guys like Tyler Toffoli, Derek Forbort, Jake Muzzin and so on. Yet, if you keep up with MayorsManor, you’ve also been introduced to one of the more colorful characters to come along in […]

Four Kings play Word Association with Coyotes leaders

Three games into the Kings’ six-game season series with the Coyotes it’s been exactly what you’d expect from two division rivals – tight, close battles. They split a pair of games in October, with the Kings shutting out the Coyotes 2-0 in the first contest and losing 3-2 in a shootout about a week later. Both of […]

Word Association w/ LA Kings legends Robitaille, Blake, Granato, Hrudey, etc.

Our word association segments have historically been one of the most popular features here on MayorsManor.
Given that our readership has more than quadrupled in size since some of the interviews below have taken place, we thought we’d re-publish for all of our new followers to read…and/or for our long-time supports to enjoy a second time.
In […]

MayorsManor Podcast – featuring Mark Hardy

When it comes to the Kings blueline, there’s Rob Blake at 805 games played, followed by Mattias Norstrom at 780.
Next on that list is Mark Hardy with 616.
He also has the second most assists, third most points and fifth most penalty minutes by a defenseman in franchise history.
His career saw him go from being drafted […]

Word Association with Tony Granato

Former Kings’ forward Tony Granato, now an assistant coach in Pittsburgh, joined us earlier this week in anticipation of tonight’s game versus the Penguins.
In the first part of the interview we discussed his impressions of Dean Lombardi when he was being recruited by the San Jose Sharks in the summer of 1996. He also offered […]

Word Association with Theo Fleury

When you think Flames vs. Kings it’s hard not to conjure up an image of Theo Fleury.
He brought more passion to a single game of hockey than some players bring in an entire season. Over multiple teams in a career that lasted more than 1,000 games in the NHL, he epitomized the line ‘You hate […]

Word Association with Jonathan Bernier

Things are slowly coming together for Jonathan Bernier. He’s officially part of the LA Kings…finally! And although it wasn’t pretty at times, he picked up his first win of the season on Wednesday night vs. Carolina.
For the last two years he was with the Kings AHL affiliate in Manchester, where he was ‘learning how to […]

High / Low with Rob Blake

It’s been a while since we’ve done a High / Low piece, one of our popular features during the regular season.
It’s also been a while since there’s been any new Rob Blake news around these parts…again, also popular during the regular season.
With Rob’s recent retirement, he’s been in the news a little this summer. Yet, […]