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 those games were in Phoenix.

Then, the day after Christmas, Staples Center hosted game three and the Kings won 4-3 – getting two goals from their defensemen (Rob Scuderi and Willie Mitchell), a rare site this year.

With a look ahead to tonight’s game, we asked a few of the Kings to play Word Association using the names of four Coyotes players they know well – long-time captain Shane Doan (a Kings killer throughout his career), Ray Whitney (leading Phoenix with 35 points…and 15 career goals vs. LA, his most against any Western Conference team), Keith Yandle (leads all Phoenix defensemen with 24 points) and Derek Morris (has played 63 career games vs LA).

Here were the answers…

from Dustin Brown

Doan – Physical
Whitney – Magical
Yandle – White stick
Morris – Big

from Drew Doughty

Doan – Plays hard
Whitney – Really smart
Yandle – Good offensively
Morris – Good shot from the point

from Dustin Penner

Doan – Cowboy
Whitney – Funny
Yandle – Unfortunately, he’s friends with Ryan Whitney
(follow up question – Is that a problem? “For him probably”)
Morris – Cool nickname, D-Mo

from Mike Richards

Doan – Hard working
Whitney – Skilled
Yandle – Awesome
Morris – Hard shot

Stay tuned for more Kings-Coyotes pre-game coverage throughout the day.

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

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

Recent Articles

Lucic Kings NHL hockey

Hoven on NHL Radio: Kings Roster Plans and Sutter’s Future

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss all the latest news surrounding the Kings, including: coach Darryl Sutter’s immediate future, Dean Lombardi’s salary cap problems, the possibility of Milan Lucic re-signing in Los Angeles, potential trades, Dustin […]

Wagner Austin Pats WHL

Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending Apr. 24, 2016

Below are brief updates on all LA Kings non-AHL prospects, meaning guys playing in the three Canadian junior leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL), plus college, ECHL, and overseas:
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, Ontario Reign (3rd round pick in 2014, OHL)

Regular season: 50 goals, 48 assists, plus-30, 40 PIM in 68 games played
Playoffs: 12 goals, 6 assist, plus-3, […]

Clifford Nolan Salary Cap

LA Kings 2016-17 Salary Cup Crunch: Where Things Stand Today

A few of the worst kept secrets in Los Angeles have been officially revealed over the past few days – Vinny Lecavalier is officially retiring, Milan Lucic wants to stay in Los Angeles, and the Kings’ still haven’t solved their problems on defense (largely caused by the departure of Slava Voynov).
Thus, it will be another […]

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