Kings prospect Kevin Gravel emerging from the shadows

Kevin Gravel (photo: B Hemmelgarn)

When you’re taken in the fifth round of the NHL Draft, not many hockey fans know you’re name. Even the most diehard puckheads have only a cursory knowledge of guys selected outside of the first – maybe second – round. For every Brayden Schenn, there’s at least a dozen more like [...]

VIDEO: Jonathan Quick interview at All-Star Game Draft

Below is a short video with goalie Jonathan Quick after being selected with the third pick by Team Alfredsson at the NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft. After watching him answer some questions from the media, be sure to click the link under the player to see a special message he taped just for LA Kings [...]

POLL: Which NHL forward would you take first at ASG?

If you’ve been following along here on MayorsManor this week, you’ve read the mini-mock drafts by Daniel Alfredsson, Jack Johnson, Dustin Penner and Kevin Westgarth. Now it’s your turn. If you were one of the captains at this year’s NHL All Star Game, who would you take with your first selection at tonight’s All Star [...]

ASG 2012: Johnson, Westgarth, Penner take on The Mayor

Later tonight, Daniel Alfredsson and Zdeno Chara will draft their All-Star teams from a group of 38 NHL players, live on TV. After watching the inaugural event last season, it definitely put a unique twist on things. No other sport does such a thing. And for a change, that’s a good thing for the NHL.
By [...]

With Quick away, what are the other Kings doing?

Last season, the Kings had only four days off for the NHL All-Star Game. While they may not have been much time, several players took the opportunity to get out of LA. For example, Kyle Clifford flew back to Toronto to see some family. Taking a shorter trip was Matt Greene, who went out to [...]

LA Kings prospect Nick Deslauriers starting to find his way

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Nick Deslauriers (photo: Scott Slingsby)

About 400 miles down the Atlantic coast, gym-tan-laundry is all the rage. Yet, for Kings prospect Nick Deslauriers, it’s more about training, eating and shopping when he’s not at the rink.
Earlier this week, we spoke by phone and talked about his adjustment to the AHL, as well as his first professional [...]

Westgarth and Clifford talk aftermath of the Gordie trick

Sometimes you get lucky.
Back in November 2010, sitting in the locker room in El Segundo, after some otherwise meaningless weekday practice, Kevin Westgarth and I were chatting about his rookie season in the NHL. Down the aisle about five stalls away was the only other player there at the time – Kyle Clifford.
During one of [...]

Coach Sutter’s presser vs Sens: full comments vs Sutterisms

Below are full comments from coach Darryl Sutter‘s post game press conference following the Kings 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. See if you can pull out a few of his popular three-word Sutterisms…
On the balanced effort from the team – “We got lots from… probably half of our shots came from our defense. The [...]

Quotes from Senators locker room following 4-1 loss to LA

Although the Senators arrived in LA coming off a loss to the Ducks on Saturday, they hadn’t dropped back to back games in regulation since early November. On the flip side though, they had only beaten the Kings once in LA and that was more than a decade ago.
Oh, and you want another stat? LA [...]

VIDEO: Highlights of Kings 4-1 win vs Ottawa Senators

Led by Kyle Clifford’s first Gordie Howe hat trick, the Kings downed the Senators 4-1 tonight and improved their record to 11-1-1 vs. Ottawa. The video below includes some great saves by Jonathan Quick, Trevor Lewis taking a penalty shot – plus goals by Willie Mitchell, Clifford and Jack Johnson.

If you’d like to watch Clifford’s [...]