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 Calgary last night. The ‘Dome hasn’t been good to them in recent years, with only one win there in 11 prior games.

Just before leaving for Alberta, Kings coach Darryl Sutter asked – ‘What is history?’ Guess he was right.

Let’s check in with defenseman Matt Greene

THE GOOD

Last night, Greene scored his third goal of the season and it stood up as the game winner. It also helped him set two new career highs at once. He’s never scored more than two goals in a season before, nor had he posted more than one GWG over a full campaign.

THE BAD

Reflecting on the loss to the Stars, Greene shared the following quotes – “Hard game, division game. It’s what the guys expected and that’s what happened…We weren’t ready. That’s unacceptable. We have to be better and we have to be better from the start. We spotted them two goals, that’s unacceptable in our building – coming off some rest too…(Jack Johnson) is playing great. He’s getting the puck through. He’s making good plays and giving us everything we need.”

THE SOMETHING

After practice the other day, Greene and I were talking about Mike Richards recent tweets on ‘Meta World Peace’ (aka Ron Artest) from the Laker game. When asked what he would change his name to, Greene first responded with “Not Meta World Peace (and he laughed quite a bit). That’s already taken, now I have to go to 1A… It’s tough to come up with another one though. I had my heart set on Meta World Peace. I’ve been crushed ever since.”

Then, as Greene is known to do, he turned it back around on me – “What’s yours?” he asked. Complicating matters, Greene wanted no part of me using ‘The Mayor’ either – saying, “You can’t go with the obvious. That’s like me saying I’d change my name to Greener or something.”

Great, now I need to think of a new name too.

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

RELATED ARTICLES:

The one things Matt Greene never wants to see again – EVER!

EXCLUSIVE:  Matt Greene’s New Year’s Resolutions for his LA Kings teammates

What I’ve learned so far this season… by Alec Martinez

Recent Articles

Sirius XM NHL Network

FREE REPLAY: WCB on NHL Radio, 30 Team Roundtable

Live from the Honda Center following the Ducks-Flames Game 2 contest, “The Mayor” John Hoven and Jonathan Davis once again took to the airwaves of NHL Network Radio to offer a myriad of opinions on the Stanley Cup Playoffs – and more. In the third segment, Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period magazine joined the […]

Ducks Flames Game 2 RD2

Quick Quotes after Ducks def Flames in Game 2

Following Anaheim’s 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames in Game 2, which also served as Ducks goaltender Frederik Anderson’s first career shutout, here is what was being said in both locker rooms… Ryan Kesler on winning in any fashion: “We knew we’d get their best push, and I thought we generated a lot in the first. They […]

Calgary-Flames-2015-playoff

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Round 2 Predictions & the Worlds

Follow @mayorNHL Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, what the Anaheim Ducks did right, what the Calgary Flames did wrong, predictions for each series, how to fix the St. Louis Blues, […]

Major News Items

Kings Top 10 Prospects MayorsManor

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

Finally, the wait is over. With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we are now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top … [Read More...]

More Prospect News