In the Room: Kings and Canucks talk 5-1 LA win

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Following the Kings 5-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the 60 minute effort:
“I think the penalty kill in the first period was the difference in the game. There was a 5-on-4 and 5-on-3 […]

In the Room: Kings and Islanders talk NY’s 2-1 win

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Following the Islanders 2-1 shootout victory over the host LA Kings on Thursday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the overall game:
“We held a top team to one goal and we would have liked to score one more… I think we had […]

In the Room: Kings and Stars talk 3-1 LA win

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Following the Kings first road win of the year, a 3-1 victory over the host Dallas Stars on Tuesday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter on getting a win to end the road trip:
“Yeah, it was a good win. It’s too bad […]

Blake and Murray on MM rankings and Kings top prospects

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As we try to do every year after posting the MayorsManor rankings of the top 10 prospects in the Kings organization, we attempt to loop back with several people in Dean Lombardi’s inner circle for some additional feedback on a few of the key players mentioned.
Last week, Kings assistant GM Rob Blake talked at length […]

Things You May Not Know: Wild-Kings edition

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Sunday afternoon will bring a rare day game to Staples Center, at least from a hockey perspective. Yet, before the Kings and Wild clash in downtown Los Angeles, here is a chance to arm yourself with a few tidbits that will make you sound smart when talking to the person next to you – regardless […]

West Coast Bias with Fox, Bernstein, and Masters

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Guests Jim Fox, Dennis Bernstein, and Mark Masters joined us on West Coast Bias for the October 12, 2014 show on NHL Network Radio.
Fox helped us cover all the key issues surrounding the LA Kings after their first three games (including Jonathan Quick, Martin Jones, Jake Muzzin, Brayden McNabb, Slava Voynov, and Mike Richards – […]

Game 2: Key Odds for Kings at Coyotes

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On Wednesday, along with all the other Opening Night festivities, we debuted a new series here on MayorsManor, where we passed along a few odds on several interesting tidbits that we thought may or may not take place in the game between the Kings and Sharks. In addition to five odds we supplied regarding the […]

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 […]