Flash quotes from Kings’ locker room after 2-1 win over CBJ

CBJ at LA Kings - Kopitar April 2013

Following the Kings 2-1 win over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, here’s what was being said in the LA locker room…
- Darryl Sutter on the game recap: “We played desperate against a desperate hockey club. There was lot’s going on out there, typical Columbus and LA game right? Heavy lifting.”
- Sutter on Matt Greene: “I [...]

What will Sutter say? Comments after 3-0 win over Wild

Kings def Wild April 2013

Paced by two goals from Justin Williams – giving him markers in five straight games – and another tally from Jeff Carter, the Kings picked up a small piece of redemption when shuting out the visiting Minnesota Wild.  Following the action on the ice, here’s what coach Darryl Sutter had to share…
- On Robyn Regehr’s contribution tonight: ”He’s a [...]

Penner and Fraser still willing to give Clifford a fighting chance

Clifford Murray March2013

Coyotes’ tough guy Paul Bissonnette was recently on MayorsManor talking about the evolution of Kyle Clifford.   And the young Kings’ forward has certainly had an interesting three years in the NHL.
Originally drafted in the second round – a slot not usually reserved for taking ‘just a fighter’ – Clifford was coming off point-per-game season in the OHL.  [...]

Bissonnette’s views on Kyle Clifford aren’t so nasty anymore

Bissonnette Coyotes

One of the beautiful things about two teams playing in the same division is the history that organically develops over time. While the final scores from dozens of games help build the rivalry, it’s usually specific moments and incidents that have a greater influence on shaping the ongoing story between said teams.
Like most things with history though, people’s perspective of those [...]

Word Association: Doan and Biz Nasty take on the Kings

word association - Coyotes on Kings

As noted recently, we’ve tried to mix up the use of our popular Word Association feature, alternating between having LA players talk about the opposition and occasionally going over to the visiting locker room to get their perspective on the Kings.
Following the Coyotes morning skate at Staples Center we connected with two guys at opposite [...]

Kyle Clifford thinks Kings channeled their inner New England Patriots

Kyle Clifford helped lead the way for the Kings on Saturday night, scoring two goals – his first multi-goal game in the NHL. He also showed a lot of moxie by taking on the much bigger Douglas Murray in the game’s only fight (video above). After LA polished off the Sharks 5-2, here’s what Clifford had [...]

Kyle Clifford – ‘We can’t start turning on ourselves’

Kings forward Kyle Clifford shared a few thoughts after today’s practice…
- On if the team is angry after the loss last night: “I think we have to keep our composure. I wouldn’t say ‘anger’ is the word. I would just say…Motivated.”
- On the mood on the plane after two consecutive losses: “We just have to re-group. We [...]

Dwight King and a Roberto Luongo look-a-like contest

Luongo Roberto Canucks

One of the reasons we’re so fond of our Word Association segment is that it can be akin to sifting for gold. Amid the typical media questions – that some players find ridiculously boring – the format can suddenly produce a hidden treasure. And that’s what happened as we gathered comments to use in our [...]

Kings players on which Canucks defenseman comes to mind

Bieksa Canucks MayorsManor

Last hour we posted some Word Association with seven members of the LA Kings, where they took on four big names from the Vancouver Canucks.  As always, there were some very interesting answers.
Now, let’s go in a slightly different direction.
We threw a twist into things and asked “When you hear ‘Vancouver defenseman,’ which player comes [...]

Word Association: Kings players take on the hated Canucks

word association - Canucks

Drew Doughty was the first Kings player to openly talk about his hatred of the Canucks a few years ago.  Since then, several others have gone on the record with their disdain for the gang from Vancouver.  However, the other thing most commonly noted is that they’re a good team, usually followed by comments about [...]