Latest from camp – MM chats with Carcillo, Garon and Richards

Richards Mike 2013 playoffs

Here are some raw quotes from a myriad of players following the Kings practice on Thursday…
- Dan Carcillo on how he’s feeling as training camp winds to a close:
“Good. I feel like myself again in the last year (?). Getting over the hump. So it’s encouraging, and just getting into game shape- this back to [...]

Matt Frattin out for game vs Avs, but fitting in nicely with Kings

Frattin Matt Kings camp

Who might be the luckiest guy in Kings training camp this year? None other than Matt Frattin.
He’s gone from being in and out of the line-up the past two seasons in Toronto to being handed the left wing spot on a line with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter.
Not too shabby, eh?
Unlike some other players who [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: LA Kings Training Camp – Day 7

Carter after Keith hit MayorsManor Kings

The following photo gallery comes courtesy of David Sheehan, who’s work is often featured here on MayorsManor. He’s been a visible presence at TSC throughout Kings training camp and you can view more of his work here.
In this set, captured on Wednesday, you’ll see images of Andy Andreoff, Dan Carcillo, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, Anze [...]

Kings camp, Day 1 – checking in with the new guys and Muzzin

Muzzin Jake - Kings practice 2013

Some raw quotes following the Kings afternoon session on the first day of training camp 2013…
- Jake Muzzin on if he did anything fun over the summer: “Nope. Strictly business all summer.” (sarcasm)
- Muzzin on if he uses the nickname Gordo, what teammates now call Jordan Nolan: “I don’t call him Gordo. I call him [...]

Tidbits from Carcillo, Carter and Greene at Dodger game

Kings at Dodger game - Sept 2013

Over the past few years, the Kings and Dodgers have formed quite a partnership, with each team hosting the other for at least one game per season. For the longest time, the home team was actually undefeated when their cross-town neighbors were in the house. And although that streak came to an end last year, [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – talking Clifford, Kings plans

NHL Network Radio

Over the weekend I joined host Nick Alberga for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed MayorsManor breaking the news of Kyle Clifford’s new two-year contract with the Kings, Willie Mitchell’s [...]

VIDEO: Carcillo trade finally completed, Lombardi speaks

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Nearly a week after the trade was first announced, Dan Carcillo is finally a member of the LA Kings. GM Dean Lombardi had previously said the deal was contingent upon some medical testing.
With that now behind both parties, the Kings have sent a conditional 2015 draft pick to the Chicago Blackhawks. For now, it’s a [...]

Salary Cap Crunch – Kyle Clifford or Trevor Lewis?

Clifford v Lewis salary cap

We keep waiting for people to beg for mercy, complaining that their heads hurt from all the math. Instead, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive all summer long to our series of salary cap articles. And why not, if there was ever a period in NHL history where you really needed to understand the cap [...]

Wait, the Kings trade for Dan Carcillo isn’t official?

Clifford

There was so much news out of LA Kings headquarters on Thursday it was dizzying at times. And one of the little nuggets that could have easily slipped through the cracks was a brief mention about the previously announced acquisition of Dan Carcillo.
According to GM Dean Lombardi, the trade is actually not a 100% done deal [...]

Dustin Penner leaves, Dan Carcillo joins LA Kings

Penner SC Final LA Kings

A little sarcasm on this fine Tuesday… With the departure of Ron Hextall on Monday, Kings GM Dean Lombardi moved quickly to replace his Flyers quotient by adding left wing Daniel Carcillo on Tuesday.
[Happy now? Back to playing it straight for a few minutes.]
In Carcillo the Kings add a left wing (and a left shot) [...]