MayorsManor Live Radio – Western Conf Final preview with Hrudey and Bernstein

Kelly Hrudey makes another trip onto the MayorsManor radio show today. In the past, he’s talked about not wanting to cry during his speech at Staples Center, his kids, the honest words Dean Lombardi gave him near the end of his career, his favorite memories of LA and much more. So, you just never know [...]

Jonathan Quick offers pre-series comments on Blackhawks v Kings

Comments from LA Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in advance of the 2013 Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks…
Q. You haven’t really faced a team that has this kind of offensive power so far in the playoffs. What do the Hawks do that you haven’t dealt with so far in the post-season?
QUICK: “I mean, to [...]

Brown and Kopitar share pre-series comments on Blackhawks v Kings

Comments from LA Kings captain Dustin Brown and center Anze Kopitar in advance of the 2013 Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks…
Q. Dustin, I want to ask you about the physical nature of your team, how you think that matches up with Chicago.
BROWN: “I think it’s really been a staple of our game for [...]

Transcribed quotes – Lombardi and Sutter meet the media on Friday

Comments from LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi and coach Darryl Sutter in advance of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks…
Q. Darryl, one of the things talked about in this series is your size versus their speed. What do you have to do with your size to negate their speed?
SUTTER: “I think their size, [...]

Pre-series comments from Dean Lombardi and Darryl Sutter

We’ll likely have a transcription of this up later tonight – but for those who can’t wait, here’s raw video of Kings GM Dean Lombardi and coach Darryl Sutter from earlier today…

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Pre-series comments from Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville

Comments from Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville in advance of the Western Conference Final with the LA Kings…
Q.   How  much  has  your  team  had to get past a couple things last round, how much does that toughness mean?
“I’m  sure it gave us a real big boost obviously coming  back at Game 4, and winning [...]

Pre-series comments from Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman

Comments from Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman in advance of the Western Conference Final vs the LA Kings…
Q.   As  far  as  the  way  your  team  was able to come back against Detroit, what did that say, the mental aspect?
STAN  BOWMAN:   Well, it shows we have a resilient group here. We’ve known that all along.  It’s nice [...]

Colin Fraser on returning ‘home’ to Chicago

Center Colin Fraser took a bit of a curious path to his current role with the Kings.  Originally drafted by Philadelphia in 2003, while he was playing junior hockey for the Red Deer Rebels, he never got a chance to play in the City of Brotherly Love.  Instead, a year later, the Flyers traded him to Chicago [...]

Anze Kopitar and the Kings talk upcoming series with Blackhawks

Taking a lap around the Kings locker room, here’s a collection of quotes from Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and a few other players as they look ahead to the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks…
Brown on if there is anybody on the Hawks he plans to key on, and possibly get under their skin?
“They [...]

Sutter’s raw quotes – Kings v Blackhawks preview

Similarities between both teams.
S: Both teams have recently won Stanley Cups is the biggest one.
You talk about fundamentals and how they take advantage of other teams mistakes and how they jumped on Detroit on a bad line change last night.
S: You leave it to Game 7 there’s three or four things that always coming in [...]