MayorsManor Live Radio – Kings at Flames preview with Kelly Hrudey

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At first glance, you might wonder why a guy who played for the New York Islanders, LA Kings and San Jose Sharks was asked to help preview a game vs. the Calgary Flames.  But after listening, you’ll understand.
Kelly Hrudey, who now works for Hockey Night in Canada on both TV and radio, has an exceptional knowledge of [...]

Tuesday morning notes – starting goalies, line-ups and links

Tonight the Kings are in Edmonton for a game beginning at 7pm PST. Here’s some key preview info to get you prepped and ready…
– Jonathan Quick was the first goalie off the ice at this morning’s pre-game skate. So, he looks to be the Kings starter.  In 12 games vs. the Oilers, Quick has posted a [...]

Sunday morning notes – starting goalies, line-ups and links

The Kings did not hold a game day skate in Chicago this morning, which is part of the reason coach Darryl Sutter opted to hold practice on Saturday before flying out of Los Angeles. Before the puck drops at 12:30pm PST, here’s all the key info you need to know…
– Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will [...]

Bernier laughs at any notion of a goalie controversy in LA

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Make no mistake about it, Jonathan Quick is the Kings starting goaltender.
Yet, coach Darryl Sutter caught the attention of many people on Friday morning when it was learned Jonathan Bernier would be starting for the second game in a row. Even the guy playing was confused at first.
“I was a little surprised to be honest,” [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Ken Cail, voice of the Monarchs

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As he prepares to call his 1,000th consecutive Monarchs game, Ken Cail joins us to look back at his time in Manchester. He’s been there since day one and called every radio broadcast in franchise history. But, as he’ll explain, he almost never made it past the first game.
Among the names mentioned in the many stories [...]

Bernier to start and Quick understands the situation

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Jonathan Quick entered this season knowing things wouldn’t be like last year.
Coming off back surgery and with a 48-game schedule, there were just too many unknowns.
“(Coach Sutter) talked to me prior to the season, saying ‘I’m going to be playing you a lot,’” Quick shared.
And that was the plan. It might even still be the [...]

Friday morning notes – Kings’ starting goalie, gameday notes, etc.

The Kings held an optional morning skate today in advance of their match-up with the Blue Jackets tonight at Staples Center. Here here are some brief pre-game notes…
– Earlier in the week, coach Darryl Sutter said he hadn’t thought about which goaltender would start vs. Columbus – while complementing  Jonathan Bernier and noting he needed more from Jonathan Quick.  Now, it looks like the verdict [...]

What will Sutter say? Coach returns to LA with plenty on his mind

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Following the Kings first practice back in Los Angeles since returning from their five-game road trip, here’s what LA coach Darryl Sutter had to say…
– On the just completed road trip: “Well obviously we weren’t really good in Anaheim. Played well in Columbus, deserved to win. Nashville we couldn’t generate anything against them because they’re [...]

Fill In The Blank: Game 11 feedback – Kings at Blues

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It’s time for more input from the readers.
Following what may have been their best game of the year on Sunday in Detroit, the Kings rolled into St. Louis on Monday and stomped a mudhole in the Blues.  Things went so bad for the home team, their captain called out his teammates before the night was [...]

POLL: Mask off – Jonathan Bernier vs. JF Berube

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Recently, we brought you stories about two new masks being put together for Kings’ goaltenders. First, we looked at the work in progress for propsect JF Berube, who was paying tribute to two LA hockey legends. Then, last week, we went behind the scenes with Jonathan Bernier to get exclusive details on his new mask design.
Now, with both [...]