Alec Martinez loves Sutter, even when he scratches him

Defenseman Alec Martinez (photo by: Dinur)

Second year defenseman Alec Martinez is not expected to be in the line-up tonight when the Kings take on the Flames in Calgary.
In fact, after coach Darryl Sutter took over, Martinez sat out the next six games in favor of Slava Voynov. Once the Russian rookie was injured, #27 was […]

Kings coach Darryl Sutter wants to know ‘What is history?’

LA Kings forward Mike Richards wasn’t the only one with a lot to say prior to the Kings leaving for Calgary today. Coach Darryl Sutter shared thoughts on Anze Kopitar‘s health, the instigator rule, his return to Calgary, the Kings schedule and much more.
For you soundbite readers, here’s a taste of the three-word Sutterisms – […]

Lombardi – Kings have ‘more juice out there’ with Sutter

As mentioned last hour, Kings GM Dean Lombardi was a guest earlier today on Mark Spector’s radio show up in Edmonton. We’ve already posted his apology to the Oilers over how he reacted to the fallout of the Ryan Smyth trade last summer. Now, here’s what he had to say about coach Darryl […]

VIDEO: Kings coach Darryl Sutter on Saturday Night Live

It took Wayne Gretzky a full year of playing in LA before he was invited to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live.  Darryl Sutter hasn’t even been the coach of the Kings for three weeks, yet one of his recent press conferences made its way into a skit last night…

Even so, Sutter’s best presser to date […]

VIDEO: Coach Darryl Sutter’s presser after 1-0 loss to CBJ

Coach Darryl Sutter suffered his first regulation loss since stepping behind the Kings’ bench a few weeks ago, with a record of 5-1-3 after today’s 1-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Sadly, his post-game presser was not filled with as many of his three-word answers as we’ve come to expect – little things of beauty, […]

Checking in with Loktionov – new skates, new attitude

It’s only been a few weeks since the Kings coaching change, but some of Darryl Sutter‘s answers have been real gems. They’re often short and seem to write their own headlines.
For example, I recently asked Sutter if he had any comment about the hoopla surrounding rookie Andrei Loktionov playing at center or wing earlier this […]

Penner on coach Sutter wanting ‘Mud with the Makeup’

Since Darryl Sutter took over the coaching reigns of the Kings, they’ve scored three or more goals in two of the seven games. That’s an improvement from where they had been, having only done it twice in the fifteen games prior.  However, they’ve also had three games with one goal or fewer. Yet, […]

Coach Sutter and Kopitar talk about Practice at Bernie’s

As reported earlier today, Bernie Nicholls was an on-ice guest at Kings practice this morning. He knows new coach Darryl Sutter well, having played for him with two different organizations – then, sticking around to ‘help out’ with the Sharks after he retired.
We already took a look at what Nicholls had to say about […]

Bernie Nicholls on LA Kings, interest in coaching and love for Sutter

There was a surprise guest at LA Kings practice today.
When all was said and done, the full picture surrounding Bernie Nicholls‘ appearance was still a bit cloudy. However, in his own words, it was 22-below back in Ontario yesterday, so he couldn’t get here fast enough.
When asked how long he’ll be here, he offered a […]

Matt Greene’s New Year’s Resolutions for his teammates

Yes, it’s January 1st, which means it’s time for a New Year’s article. Only this time, instead of hearing about what somebody hopes to accomplish or change in the coming year, we have one of the Kings’ players sharing some resolutions for his teammates.
Kevin Westgarth started the tradition on MayorsManor last year and it […]