Word Association: Five on Four, Kings vs Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets word association

As part of our preview for tonight’s Kings v Blue Jackets game we played Word Association with five Los Angeles players, asking them to react to the names of four Columbus players. Like usual, these were all done one-on-one, so no player heard what the other guy said – which is interesting when you compare their answers…
Rob [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio – Blue Jackets at Kings preview with Aaron Portzline

Blue Jackets podcast

There’s no reason to try and over-hype a Blue Jackets v Kings tilt as a big rivalry game – after all, they don’t play in the same division, nor have they ever met in the playoffs.  Yet, at the very least there’s some bitterness developing on both sides.
Columbus continues their fight for respect in the NHL. And despite Jack Johnson [...]

Dubinsky fined, not suspended, for hit on Scuderi

Following a supplementary discipline hearing this morning, the NHL has announced that Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky has been fined $10,000 - the maximum allowed under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The hearing took place by phone, where Dubinsky was given an opportunity to explain this hit on Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi:

At the time, Dubinsky was [...]

Fill In The Blank: Game 8 Feedback – Kings at Blue Jackets

Scuderi eye 02-05-2013

It’s time for more input from the readers.
Following Tuesday night’s game in Columbus, we asked people to complete the following:
“The most memorable moment from last night’s 4-2 LA Kings win vs CBJ was _______” (FILL IN THE BLANK)
After pouring over all the feedback provided by MayorsManor readers on twitter and facebook, here are the ten [...]

WATCH: Dubinsky elbows Scuderi, Richards punches him back

If you thought Mike Richards would have more fights than goals after eight games this season, congratulations – you’re a winner.
Here’s video from a series of plays that took place in the second period of tonight’s Kings at Blue Jackets game. Brandon Dubinsky of Columbus throws a hit on LA’s Rob Scuderi and then Richards [...]

VIDEO: Jack Johnson pre-game interview

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 8 – Kings at Blue Jackets

Think fast – who leads the Kings in points right now? Anze Kopitar? Dustin Brown? Jeff Carter maybe? No, no and no.
It’s still Kyle Clifford with five points (one goal, four assists).  However, this is the First Goal Contest, so you may want to look in a different direction.
Brown has been heating up lately, scoring [...]

POLL: Who should the Kings start vs. CBJ – Bernier or Quick

Jonathan Quick Kings MayorsManor water bottle

Everybody knows the story by know – Jonathan Quick, last year’s playoff MVP, had back surgery over the summer. So, there were many questions coming out of the lockout and into 2013 about his health, leaving many wondering if he’d be able to repeat the amazing numbers posted last season.
Through seven games, few questions have probably been answered.
He looked shaky in game [...]

Audio: Coach Darryl Sutter post-game comments vs CBJ

Kings coach Darryl Sutter usually provides some great quotes during his post-game pressers. Last night wasn’t one of them. Following his team’s disappointing loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, few Sutterisms were offered up. Basically, he’s looking for a better effort and a more focused game from just about everybody except goalie Jonathan Bernier. Take [...]

Audio: Anze Kopitar post-game, Kings lose 3-1 to Jackets

After the Kings loss to the Blue Jackets in Columbus, here are some of the questions Anze Kopitar was asked in the media scrum. He wasn’t offering any excuses for losing to the last place team in the NHL…

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