Forget Schenn, Could Toffoli be Joining Kings Soon?

Truth be told, you can’t forget about Brayden Schenn – he’s omnipresent.
Prior to the WHL Playoffs staring this past weekend, Schenn stopped by MayorsManor and shared his biggest fear heading into his opening round series with the Price Albert Raiders. Forget the fact that the Saskatoon Blades finished the regular season as the best team [...]

Willie Mitchell on Vancouver’s Tendency to ‘Come Unglued’

Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell has a unique perspective on the Vancouver Canucks. Not only was a member of the team for the last four years, but he also spent the second half of last season observing things off the ice while recovering from a concussion.
As any player will tell you, hockey can be a much [...]

Dustin Brown says ‘It’s on the players that are playing’

Last season didn’t end the way the Los Angeles Kings had wanted or envisioned.
Returning to the post season for the first time in eight years – with a new General Manager, new coach and entirely new roster – they faced off with the Vancouver Canucks, a team they last saw in the playoffs following the [...]

Kings Take The Field For Opening Day at Dodger Stadium

Dustin Brown – captain or catcher?

Over the last few seasons, the Kings and Dodgers have developed a more-than-friendly relationship.
In fact, when cross promoting each other, the home team had a perfect 6-0 record until just a few months ago.
Later this afternoon the boys in blue will take the field at Dodger Stadium against the hated [...]

Anze Kopitar on Younger Brother Gasper

Yesterday we brought you a one-on-one chat with the other Kopitar, Gasper.
Five years younger than Kings’ star center Anze, Gasper is currently playing in the USHL and living the dream, as they say.
He’s biding his time and honing his skills, just waiting for the possible chance to someday play in the NHL. However, at times, [...]

One-on-One Interview with Gasper Kopitar

Gasper Kopitar (Bryce Loshman photo)

Anze Kopitar had scored five goals this month. Gasper Kopitar just one.
Last Saturday, Anze went on the shelf. Thousands of miles away, younger Gasper was skating in a junior game with the Des Moines Buccaneers, probably trying to go top shelf (and adding to his nine goals on the season).
While it [...]

One Small Step For Kings, One Giant Step By The Captain

Earlier today we looked at famous old sayings about the importance of defense in team sports.
Then tonight, Dustin Brown put ‘if you want something done right, do it yourself’ front and center.
In his pre-game interview on MayorsManor the Kings’ captain said “we need him to contribute more offensively” when talking about his new linemate, Trevor [...]

Kings Coach Terry Murray Sizes Up His Defense

Alec Martinez (photo by M. Zampelli)

While much is being made – and rightfully so – about the gaping holes created in the Kings’ offense now that they’ll be missing Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams, never forget that old sayings often become old sayings because there’s some truth to them.
Ever heard of the best offense is [...]

Dustin Penner and the Compounding Pressure

Stanley Cup Finals his rookie season – pressure.
Playing under the weight of signing a five-year free agent contract in Edmonton – Pressure.
Being traded by the last place Oilers to the playoff bound Kings for three assets at the NHL Trade Deadline – PRESSURE. (and slightly presumptuous on the playoffs)
Point is, pressure is nothing new for Dustin Penner.
Then, [...]

Johnson and Handzus on Kings Playing the Oilers

The Road Kings are back to the comforts of living out of a suit case, taking their traveling carnival to Edmonton tonight for a game with the Oilers.
Pick your poison, the story could be about the Kings hot play on the road (winners of five straight). Or about Dustin Penner’s first game against the club [...]