Deslauriers checks in on way out of SoCal

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Nick Deslauriers, originally selected by Los Angeles in the third round (840th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft, certainly spent plenty of time talking with us during his years as a Kings prospect. Last spring came a trade to Buffalo that caught many people off guard. In fact, it was only a few months after [...]

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 [...]

Letterman: What Does Lundqvist Think of the L.A. Kings?

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New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist talking LA Kings and Stanley Cup Final on David Letterman last night…

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Justin Williams comments after winning 2014 Stanley Cup

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Comments from Kings forward Justin Williams after winning his third Stanley Cup (second with the Kings) and bring named the Comm Smythe Award winner as MVP…
Q. First of all, who is that with you?
WILLIAMS: This is Jackson. He got to celebrate Cup number two and three, but not the first one.
Q. How does that feel [...]

THURSDAY: Comments from NYR Lundqvist and Richards

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Q. When AV [Coach Vigneault] comes to you before the game yesterday and talks about the new lines, did you have an immediate reaction? He talked about how you’ll always do what’s right for the team.
BRAD RICHARDS: Go try to win a game really. If you’re down 3-0, you know, there’s something that has to [...]

Dustin Brown on what went wrong for Kings in Game 4

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Quotes collected from Kings captain Dustin Brown in the L.A. locker room after the team’s 2-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York…
On if it’s disappointing that they didn’t close the series out tonight:

“I don’t know about disappointment. It’s an opportunity lost, but again, we park it and [...]

Post-Game 4: Comments from Rangers – Lundqvist and Stralman

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Comments after Game 4:
Q. What does this win mean in terms of the way you think this series can go now?
ANTON STRALMAN: It means a lot. I think this is a game we can build some confidence on. It wasn’t our best game, but at the same time we got the win and that’s what we needed.
Q. Talk about [...]

Tyler Toffoli checks in prior to Game 4

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MayorsManor had a chance to catch up with Tyler Toffoli on a myriad of subjects this afternoon. Here is what the second-year NHL forward had to share…
On if the focus has been building up to this point:
“Yes. I think Brownie said it best, but I don’t even remember [the exact quote] – It’s been [...]

Doughty offers his thoughts on Lombardi sit down

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Following up on our one-on-one conversation with Kings GM Dean Lombardi yesterday, where he offered some thoughts on his sit down meeting with Drew Doughty after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, now we get the defense man’s side of things…
On the distractions a couple of years ago:
“I guess distractions last time were trying [...]

One-on-One with Matt Greene before Game 4

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Comments from our chat with Matt Greene after the Kings morning skate in advance of Game 4…
On keeping composure and not getting ahead of themselves as in 2012:
“I think it’s once they focus and approach it as a game and that’s it—that’s when we have success. So don’t think about too much else.”
On his own [...]