Kopitar, Richards, Mitchell on tonight’s Frozen Fury game

As most of you know, the Kings did not have their traditional morning skate at MGM Arena in Las Vegas today. Instead, they stayed back in SoCal after their 3-1 win in Anaheim last night and then took a flight over this morning.

However, prior to departing for Sin City, I gathered a few thoughts on tonight’s 14th annual Frozen Fury…

Anze Kopitar – “I haven’t had any bad things happen to me in Vegas yet. Hopefully I can keep it that way. The best thing is just the atmosphere around the game. Obviously, it’s an exhibition game – but, it has so much hype to it, with lots of build up before the game. So, it’s pretty fun to play in the game every year.”

Willie Mitchell – “You’re asking the wrong guy. I’ve only been to Vegas once and it was last year for Frozen Fury. Go figure, the only time I ever went was when I had to play a game! This will be my second time and we don’t even get a night in Vegas (because they’re leaving for Europe immediately after the game). So, my favorite part was getting to Vegas and my second favorite part was leaving because that’s all I remember (he tried to blurt out while laughing).”

Mike Richards on any disappointment about not getting to spend at least one night in Vegas, like most years at Frozen Fury – “I don’t think I need any time in Vegas right now. That’s more of a summer city. But, I’ve heard a lot of good things about the game actually. I’m excited to see what it’s all about.”

Richards on what teammates have told him about Frozen Fury – “It’s as close to a regular season game as you can possibly get. So, I think it’s going to be an exciting game to be part of.”

Tonight’s projected Kings line-up:

Simon Gagne – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Dustin Penner – Mike Richards – Dustin Brown
Kyle Clifford – Jarret Stoll – Ethan Moreau
Brad Richardson – Trevor Lewis – Trent Hunter

Willie Mitchell – Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez – Jack Johnson
Rob Scuderi – Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick – Jeff Zatkoff

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to take today’s Frozen Fury Trivia Challenge – 10 questions, how many can you get right?

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor 

order here –> MayorsManor Store
View the store to see full line of shirts for men and women, dozen of styles and colors

Recent Articles

Lombardi Dean LA Kings GM

LA Kings Salary Cap Update After Trevor Lewis Signing, Next Steps

Kings GM Dean Lombardi and VP/capologist Jeff Solomon have been working overtime the past week and it’s helped bring some initial clarity to the team’s salary cap situation. After the signing of forward Trevor Lewis to a four-year, $8M deal, here is how things most likely look for the 2016-17 roster (at the moment):
LA Kings […]

Moverare NHL Draft

Scouting Report: RD4, Kings Select Dman Jacob Moverare

With their second selection in the 2016 NHL Draft (112th overall), the Los Angeles Kings have added Swedish defenseman Jacob Moverare, who is just 17-years-old and stands 6-foot-2.
Here is what the International Scouting Service had to say in their annual Draft Guide:
Skill: Good size defenseman that plays simple game. Good stick and body positioning defensively. […]

Clague Draft NHL Kings

Scouting Report: RD2, Kings Select Dman Kale Clague

Despite having only four picks to work with entering Saturday’s second day of the NHL Draft, the Kings opted to use their first selection of the weekend (51st overall) to take WHL defenseman Kale Clague of the Brandon Wheat Kings. He’s a 5-foot-11 blueliner who is said to have great offensive instincts and a big […]

Major News Items

LAK Prospect No 1

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We're finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team's future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable … [Read More...]

More Prospect News