Draft 2014 Recap: Michael Futa Conference Call

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After the draft concluded, Vice President of Hockey Operations and Director of Player Personnel had a press conference over the phone with reporters.
Q: You went pretty heavy on defense early today, is this by design?
It was by design to a certain extent. I mean, we were certain that the best player were were looking [...]

Roland McKeown on being drafted by Los Angeles

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What’s the feeling like to be drafted?
It’s just an amazing feeling, today going into the day I did not know what to expect and even yesterday. To be picked by the Kings, such a special organization, Stanley Cup Champions in the last couple years. It’s an amazing feeling.
Some people expected you to go in the [...]

MayorsMinutes on NHL Radio – Kings Offseason Preview

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Enjoy the free replay of today’s Mayor’s Minutes from NHL Network Radio with Boomer Gordon – where they looked ahead to the Kings’ offseason moves. Which players from Manchester have a shot at an NHL roster spot next season, which free agents get contracts in Los Angeles, what really happened with Mike Richards, [...]

Justin Williams comments after winning 2014 Stanley Cup

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Comments from Kings forward Justin Williams after winning his third Stanley Cup (second with the Kings) and bring named the Comm Smythe Award winner as MVP…
Q. First of all, who is that with you?
WILLIAMS: This is Jackson. He got to celebrate Cup number two and three, but not the first one.
Q. How does that feel [...]

Darryl Sutter comments after winning 2014 Stanley Cup

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter after his team won their second Stanley Cup in three years…
Q. When you won in 2012, you said it crossed your mind in that  moment these guys should push for more Stanley Cups.
SUTTER: We did it a different way in ’11-12. That’s something  that I don’t think could ever [...]

Game 5: Darryl Sutter comments from morning skate

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Comments from Darryl Sutter following the Kings morning skate in advance if Game 5…
Q. Darryl, you guys played so well last game and you don’t get the win. Is the mentality going into this game to show up and play the same way or find another level?
SUTTER: Find different ways every game. I don’t think [...]

THURSDAY: Comments from NYR Lundqvist and Richards

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Q. When AV [Coach Vigneault] comes to you before the game yesterday and talks about the new lines, did you have an immediate reaction? He talked about how you’ll always do what’s right for the team.
BRAD RICHARDS: Go try to win a game really. If you’re down 3-0, you know, there’s something that has to [...]

THURSDAY: Comments from Rangers coach after practice in LA

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Q. You’ve said before you’ve played well in this building the first two games, but it didn’t come across, surrendered the two-goal leads. How do you prevent that kind of event while still playing well?
COACH VIGNEAULT: Well, you know, the three games that we’ve played in this building, we’ve played well. We’ve played well throughout [...]

Tyler Toffoli checks in prior to Game 4

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MayorsManor had a chance to catch up with Tyler Toffoli on a myriad of subjects this afternoon. Here is what the second-year NHL forward had to share…
On if the focus has been building up to this point:
“Yes. I think Brownie said it best, but I don’t even remember [the exact quote] – It’s been [...]

Doughty offers his thoughts on Lombardi sit down

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Following up on our one-on-one conversation with Kings GM Dean Lombardi yesterday, where he offered some thoughts on his sit down meeting with Drew Doughty after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, now we get the defense man’s side of things…
On the distractions a couple of years ago:
“I guess distractions last time were trying [...]