Adding Weight to the Doughty vs. Stamkos Debate

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How to properly select players at the NHL Draft can easily become an endless debate. Should a team draft by position? Draft the best available player? Is size important? Dozens of other questions can enter the discussion, many without clear answers. At least one thing is clear though, evaluating a team’s success or failure at [...]

Blake, Yannetti talk trading Vey and on 2nd round picks

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With the 2014 NHL Draft done and wrapped up, Rob Blake and Mark Yannetti spoke directly with MayorsManor about trading Linden Vey and the two prospects LA drafted in the second round. Check out their comments below…
Blake, on trading Vey to move up in the second round rather than trading picks:
“Well, I think if you [...]

Draft 2014 Recap: Michael Futa Conference Call

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After the draft concluded, Vice President of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel had a press conference over the phone with reporters.
Q: You went pretty heavy on defense early today, is this by design?
It was by design to a certain extent. I mean, we were certain that the best player were were looking [...]

Interview with Mark Yannetti on Kings Draft Pick Adrian Kempe

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With the 29th pick of the 2014 NHL Draft, the Kings selected Adrian Kempe. Andy Tonge caught up with Yannetti at the end of the night.
Q: What do you like with Kempe
He really fits in what we’re looking for in a King, the way we built our team, the way our team is currently built. [...]

Pre Draft Interview with Kings’ Mark Yannetti

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Just before the NHL Draft kicked off in Philadelphia today, MayorsManor had a chance to chat with Mark Yannetti, one of the key people in Dean Lombardi’s inner-circle and somebody who has been instrumental in all the success Los Angeles has had in selecting players since 2006. Here is what he had to share on [...]

Darryl Sutter comments after winning 2014 Stanley Cup

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter after his team won their second Stanley Cup in three years…
Q. When you won in 2012, you said it crossed your mind in that  moment these guys should push for more Stanley Cups.
SUTTER: We did it a different way in ’11-12. That’s something  that I don’t think could ever [...]

Game 5: Darryl Sutter comments from morning skate

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Comments from Darryl Sutter following the Kings morning skate in advance if Game 5…
Q. Darryl, you guys played so well last game and you don’t get the win. Is the mentality going into this game to show up and play the same way or find another level?
SUTTER: Find different ways every game. I don’t think [...]

THURSDAY: Comments from Rangers coach after practice in LA

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Q. You’ve said before you’ve played well in this building the first two games, but it didn’t come across, surrendered the two-goal leads. How do you prevent that kind of event while still playing well?
COACH VIGNEAULT: Well, you know, the three games that we’ve played in this building, we’ve played well. We’ve played well throughout [...]

THURSDAY: Sutter offers thoughts back in LA

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl on Thursday afternoon…
Q. Do you still have the same level of frustration after last night or have you put it in the rearview mirror?
SUTTER: No, you move on really. I don’t think it was really frustration. I think it was a lot of opportunities to tie a game, win a [...]

Post-Game 4: Sutter comments after Kings loss in NYn

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Q. How did you feel about your team’s performance? Vigneault said
it was the best he’s seen of your club.
COACH SUTTER: It was a good hockey game. I thought both teams
played really well.
Q. Can you ever recall a game, as a player or a coach, where the
puck stopped on [...]