Sharks Dan Boyle breaks down Quick, Kings and Sharks

Followong mornong skate today, in advandlce of Game 4 between the Sharks and Kings, San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle spent some time with MayorsManor to discuss a myriad of topics..
Trust factor in the team’s bottom six forwards?
“Our depth is the key to our success. You can probably go as far back as you [...]

Ducks players prepared for ‘fatty’ Dustin Penner tonight

Back at the NHL Trade Deadline the Ducks traded Dustin Penner. Nobody saw it coming, including the two-time Stanley Cup winning left wing. Sure, after starting the season out pretty hot, his point totals had cooled a bit in 2014 – but they don’t call him Playoff Penner for nothing. Now a member of the [...]

Word Association: Maple Leafs vs Kings players

It’s been quite a while since MayorsManor has done one of our popular Word Association segments, so with the Toronto Maple Leafs in town tonight seemed like the perfect opportunity. However, we have a slight twist this time around. Instead of just the Leafs talking about the Kings, or vice versa, we caught up with [...]

Anze Kopitar – he’s back with thoughts from Sochi

Comments from Kings forward Anze Kopitar following the team’s practice on Monday. It was his return to TSC, after playing for his native Slovenia during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
On his overall Olympic experience:
“It was obviously very positive, for me personally, and most importantly for the team. I think we did really well, we opened [...]

Matt Greene on wine and the Olympic break

Comments from Matt Greene following Kings practice at Thursday…
JD:  Any reason you won’t be watching the Men’s game between Canada and the US on Friday?
MG:  Silly question.
JD:  You’re not watching the women’s gold medal game between Canada and the US…
MG:  Practicing, working, somebody’s got to earn a living around here.
JD:  Did you wake up early to watch any [...]

Toews, Sharp and Perry talk Stamkos, Canadian Olympic roster

Some quick comments from a few playuers regarding Steven Stamkos not being part of the final Canadian Olympic roster…
Jonathan Toews:

“It’s a tough situation. Everyone knows that even when he is not at his best he is one heck of a player.  Who knows what he could have accomplished at the Olympics.  That’s a serious injury.  [...]

Kings coach Sutter talks final practice, division and playoffs

On the up tempo morning skate:

“First time we’ve had two days between games for quite a while and I just wanted to make sure the guys were sharp.”
On how closely he’s paid attention to the standings heading into the break:

“We’d like to be in a playoff spot at the break.”
On if he’s sat down and crunched [...]

Boudreau on Ducks recent losses and call-up of Etem

Quotes from Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau following morning skate on Wednesday…
How significant has the injury of Nick Bonino been to the Ducks?
“It shouldn’t be.  Don’t get me wrong.  He’s a vital part of our team but we have played without Getzlaf and all sorts of guys.  It shouldn’t be vital.  We were winning an awful [...]

Teemu Selanne looks ahead to his final Olympics

Pre-game quotes from Teemu Selanne following the Ducks morning skate in Anaheim, prior to their game vs. the visiting Chicago Blackhawks…
Was going to the Olympics something you always wanted to do?
“Obviously it was a big thing.  When I was a young boy and watching the Olympics it was something special and a dream for me [...]

Willie Mitchell opens up about the Kings’ recent struggles

Willie Mitchell shared the following after the Kings morning skate in advance of tonight’s game vs. the visiting Chicago Blackhawks…
On what’s tougher..having to be paired again with Doughty or facing the Blackhawks tonight?
“(laughs) not trying to downplay Chicago or Drew, but both are extremely difficult. All kidding aside as it relates to Drew, I try [...]