Richards and Kopitar talk Legends Nights and Kelly Hrudey

The Kings will host their second and final Legends Night of the season later today when they honor Kelly Hrudey. Here’s what two of the current players had to say when asked about the former goaltender and the overall importance of teams recognizing past players…

Mike Richards on Hrudey: “I remember watching him play. It was a while ago, but I do remember watching him play. The helmet and the bandana underneath is something I think you remember as a kid. Obviously a good goaltender. He’s done a lot not only while he was playing, but now as an analyst too. So he’s done a lot of things for hockey. So it’s nice to see him being honored.”

– Richards on these types of events strengthening his ties to the Kings: “I think just hockey in general. As a kid, I obviously watched it a lot. To see some of these players (is great), I got to play with Lappy. Now, Kelly, who like I said, he’s done a lot for hockey, not only LA hockey, but hockey in general. It’s nice to see them honored and getting the respect that they deserve.”

Anze Kopitar: “It’s nice. We’ve done this for two or three years now, where we’re bringing back the legends. When a guy like Marcel comes back, and Luc, Kelly, Bernie, and Lappy came back – it’s nice to see them come back. You talk about them after the game or just the day before the game. It’s pretty surreal, because they’re all obviously up there in NHL history really. And it’s really nice to have a night like that. It’s obviously well-deserved on their part, and I think the Kings are showing a nice appreciation for all the services they’ve done around here.”

Hrudey was a guest on the MayorsManor show yesterday and it’s a must listen episode. He opens up about his relationship with Dean Lombardi, discusses preparing for his speech (and if he’ll cry), gives his real feelings about the Kings’ Burger King jerseys and tells some great stories about his playing days in LA. See the link below to get started now.  You won’t be disappointed.

RELATED CONTENT:   MayorsManor Live – Hrudey prepares for his Appreciation Ceremony

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

Recent Articles

kings_glowing_logo

What do the Kings need most right now?

With the NHL Trade Deadline done and over with, it’s time for a quick temperature check. Going into the final 20 games of the regular season, which player (or group of players) will coach Darryl Sutter need the greatest improvement from over the next six weeks? Rather than list out a player’s stats over the […]

Bartosak by Rich Tilton

AHL: Patrik Bartosak’s Guide To Being A Better Driver

If you have followed Kings prospect Patrik Bartosak on Twitter for any amount of time, you have probably already realized that the Czech native is not a big fan of other drivers (note: If you have a Twitter account, Bartosak is a must follow). After signing an entry level contract with Los Angeles near the […]

Shore Nick Kings NHL hockey

Shore Sent Down (Sort of), Richards Status, and Deadline Update

As pretty much expected if you read this article here, the Kings did not make any additional deals before today’s NHL Trade Deadline. However, they did make a roster move, sending 22-year-old center Nick Shore to Manchester. Now, before you go jumping to conclusions, it was what they call a paper transaction and is very […]

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