ENCORE: Kings Asst Davis Payne on MayorsManor Live

During the NHL lockout in late 2012, several of the Kings players and prospects joined us weekly on MayorsManor Live. Additionally, assistant coach Davis Payne, who had recently been brought in to replace Jamie Kompon, made a highly entertaining appearance on the show.

In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we now proudly present an encore replay of that episode. Some of the topics touched on include:

– His relationship with Bill Ranford, Kings goaltending coach

– Being a member of the Phoenix Roadrunners, LA’s IHL affiliate in the ’90s

– Facing off with one of the Buffalo Sabres in his first NHL game

– Playing at the old Forum in Inglewood

– Dustin Penner looking to blackmail him

– Coaching Scott Gomez during the NHL Lockout

– The New Jersey Rockin’ Rollers

– Memories of former teammate Mark Bavis

His tweets, moving to LA and much more

Give it a listen using the player down below.

Also, to see video of the Payne vs Boughner fight – along with a few other tidbits about the new Kings assistant coach – click here.

To keep the nostalgic vibe going, click here for the show with Jamie Kompon during the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. Jeremy Roenick and Nick Nickson were also on that episode, so it’s full of some great hockey talk.

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Comments

  1. Joshua Sheffield says:

    Thanks John. Great interview! We as Kings fans are certainly fortunate to have such a strong coaching staff which mirrors excellent management.