Quotes from LA locker room after big New Year’s Eve win

It may have taken 20 years, but the Kings have finally exercised the demons of their only other home game played on New Year’s Eve.
On that fateful night back at the Forum in 1991, then-goalie Daniel Berthiaume gave up five unanswered goals to the Vancouver Canucks in the third period – resulting in a 5-3 [...]

What are Sutter and Doughty talking about on the bench?

In the period leading up to Darryl Sutter being hired as the new Kings coach many were talking about his aggressive, heavy handed approach.  Yet, GM Dean Lombardi tried telling anybody who would listen at the team’s press conference last week, ‘He’s not a raving lunatic.’ In fact, to date, we haven’t seen much [...]

Coach Sutter offers early reviews of Lewis and Loktionov

Much of the Kings roster came into the season with defined roles, both on defense and offense. Two players still searching to find their niche are forwards Trevor Lewis and Andrei Loktionov.
Lewis has benched for a large portion of coach Terry Murray’s final month with the Kings and in 28 games played this year [...]

Kings coach Darryl Sutter clarifies his plans for asst coaches

At Darryl Sutter‘s initial press conference with the LA media most of the statements were pretty standard fare. It was about what you’d expect for a new coach being brought in to take over a struggling team.
The obvious highlight was Sutter ending his speaking portion at the podium by flashing double peace signs (pictured [...]

Johnson and Sutter talk LA power play and goaltending

LA Kings – Jack Johnson (photo by Dimur)

The Kings lost 1-0 to the Jets in overtime last night, on a goal by Evander Kane. Earlier in the game, Winnipeg’s young forward had tried starting a fight with LA defenseman Jack Johnson after taking umbrage with a hit put on teammate Blake Wheeler. Not much [...]

POTY – Darryl Sutter ends presser with double peace sign

The first half of Wednesday’s press conference to announce Darryl Sutter as the new Kings’ coach was largely uneventful. Just your normal, run-of-the-mill presser. Most people in the room were waiting to talk to GM Dean Lombardi once things were over – as he’s always good for a good quote or a hundred.
Then, Sutter decided to steal [...]

10 Tidbits from coach Darryl Sutter’s pregame presser

Tonight marks game one of the Sutter-era with the LA Kings.
Following the team’s traditional morning skate at their practice facility in El Segundo, the newly appointed coach shared some thoughts. Here are 10 tidbits from his morning debriefing…
– “I think we’re ready to go. If you look at our season to date, we’ve [...]

Mike Richards on coach Sutter and his return vs Ducks

In perhaps the best news of the day for the LA Kings, Mike Richards has been officially activated from IR and is set to play in tonight’s game vs. the Anaheim Ducks.
The Kings top goal scorer through the first two months of the season, Richards has missed the last eight games due to concussion like [...]

Dustin Brown says the LA Kings are full of ‘excitement’

Dustin Brown (photo by M. Zampelli)

There’s still plenty more content to come from yesterday’s chat with Kings GM Dean Lombardi (and that will be posted either later this afternoon or tomorrow on MayorsManor).
However, let’s briefly turn our attention to what some of the players are thinking right now. First up, team captain Dustin Brown.
When [...]

LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi on cheating vs earning it

The Dean Lombardi show continues. Already posted are quotes about Steve Yzerman nearly being traded by the Red Wings, Bobby Valentine coaching the Red Sox and the Kings needing an identity – and yes, those three things are related to his hiring of Darryl Sutter as coach of the Kings.
If you’re late to the [...]