LA Kings coach Sutter opens up on his plans for Bernier

Bernier at practice (photo: David Sheehan)

Goalie Jonathan Bernier has started just eight of the Kings’ 48 games last year. However, it’s not his 3-4-1 record that is holding him back from getting more playing time – it’s starter Jonathan Quick, who is posting such incredible numbers that he’s starting to generate discussions about being a […]

Flames at Kings pregame tidbits – plus ticket contest

A few pregame notes on tonight’s Kings-Flames match-up at The Stapler…
– LA has beaten Calgary three straight games at home, all by the final score of 2-1.
– Curtis Glencross, the Flames leading goal scorer (with 18) was sent back to Calgary after suffering a lower body injury in San Jose on Tuesday.
– The Flames are […]

GM Dean Lombardi compares rebuilds by Oilers and Kings

Several teams around the NHL have gone through painful rebuilds over the last decade, with a few already cashing in and finding success. Pittsburgh is typically the franchise most point to for how to ‘get it right.’ More recently, the Blackhawks have been receiving praise, having won the Stanley Cup in 2010.
Entering the season, many […]

VIDEO: Dustin Penner interviews his LA Kings teammates

Pennermania continues… Fresh off his recent run of all things pancakes – including his open letter to the fans and media – Dustin Penner is back in a fantastic video put together by the guys at Kings Vision. He interviews his LA Kings teammates on a variety of topics, with references to Tebowing, goaltending, […]

VIDEO: Inside the Kings locker room after 2-1 loss in EDM

Here’s some video from inside the Kings locker room after their 2-1 overtime loss to the Oilers in Edmonton tonight. As you’ll see, a shirtless Drew Doughty called the team ‘brutal’ for the first two periods, Rob Scuderi said there was a ‘lack of preparation’ to start the game (a common theme the last few […]

The good, the bad and the something – with Matt Greene

The last few days have been a mix of the good, the bad and the ugly for the LA Kings. After a disappointing loss to the Stars on Thursday – a game the Kings were leading with less than six minutes to go in regulation – they bounced back with a big win in […]

VIDEO: MayorsManor, Penner and PancakeGate mentioned on Hockey Night in Canada

As mentioned the other day, the open letter Dustin Penner provided here on MayorsManor has been getting major press across North America.
Dustin Brown and Mike Richards both tweeted about it. Plus, the story has already been featured on sites like the Edmonton Journal, the Calgary Herald, Puck Daddy’s Yahoo Sports blog, Canada’s National Post newspaper, […]

VIDEO: LA Kings coach Darry Sutter after 4-1 win in Calgary

LA Kings coach Darryl Sutter puts together some great press conferences. Tonight was no different. After the Kings picked up just their second win in Calgary in 12 tries, he addressed the media and dropped in some new Sutterisms – like, ‘It’s a struggle’ (when talking about the Kings playing with a lead), […]

VIDEO: Kings talk following morning skate in Calgary today

After the LA Kings had their traditional game day skate in Calgary today, several players – including Jack Johnson and Colin Fraser – spoke with the local media and answered questions about coach Darryl Sutter.
VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP (plus notes on Mike Cammalleri and some Sutterisms)

To watch what the Flames players had to say about […]

Alec Martinez loves Sutter, even when he scratches him

Defenseman Alec Martinez (photo by: Dinur)

Second year defenseman Alec Martinez is not expected to be in the line-up tonight when the Kings take on the Flames in Calgary.
In fact, after coach Darryl Sutter took over, Martinez sat out the next six games in favor of Slava Voynov. Once the Russian rookie was injured, #27 was […]