Kopitar and Doughty Have Earned Bonuses, Awards May Follow Tonight

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Right after actor Colin Hanks presents the Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player as voted by the players) to Jamie Benn, Alex Ovechkin, or Carey Price at tonight’s NHL Awards, the Los Angeles Kings could see a pair of their players win back-to-back awards. The second and third awards to be handed out will be […]

Lombardi on Quick, Doughty, Kopitar – ‘The training wheels are off’

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More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi…
On the possibility of adding a more experienced player, ala Robyn Regehr, to the team for next season:
“That’s the one thing about this group; people forget how young they are. But, they’re not young in experience. People put these young guys down because they’re all 27 and younger. They’ve been […]

MayorsManor: Thoughts on the 2015 NHL Awards Nominees

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Through the Professional Hockey Writers Association, I was honored to be part of the voting body responsible for most of the major NHL Awards a few years ago. However, once I started writing prospect profiles for the LAKings website, there was a conflict of interest, and I no longer have the opportunity to vote in any official […]

Kings Players Trying to One-Up Each Other

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After winning the Stanley Cup twice in the past three seasons, and then not making the playoffs this year, many questions are swirling around the LA Kings. Sunday brought a day of many confusing feelings for players – with team captain Dustin Brown calling it, “just an awkward feeling for this group.” He later added, […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Final Push, Sharks Changes

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to touch on all the latest happenings in the Pacific Division. Among the highlights were a look at Kings coach Darryl Sutter starting Martin Jones over Jonathan Quick in Edmonton, the impact of […]

FREE REPLAY: Mayor on TSN Radio Talking Kings Roster

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Enjoy a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN Radio, as he joined the Oilers pregame show with host Dean Millard. Among the L.A. Kings players discussed were Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, Jarret Stoll, Drew Doughty, Andrej Sekera, Jonathan Quick, and Brayden McNabb.
You can give today’s segment a listen using the […]

Doughty Talks Up Gaborik and Shore after Stadium Series Game

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Saturday night’s outdoor game at Levi’s Stadium featured a bevy of storylines, including a pair of milestones for two Los Angeles Kings players. The contest marked Jonathan Quick’s 200th NHL win, as he became the first goalie in Kings history to reach that number. And on defense, Drew Doughty played in his 500th NHL game, […]

Final Results: Team Mayor vs. Team Penner

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Yesterday was going to be so glorious. We were prepared to ridiculously gloat about the results from our little challenge with Dustin Penner. Instead, Mike Richards was put on waivers and the proverbial train came off the tracks in a real hurry. With order somewhat restored, let’s get back to the real business at hand […]

Puck Probability: Predictions for Jets at Kings, Jan. 10

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Just below the marked hatred that once existed between the Kings and three of their other former Smythe Division rivals – Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary – there used to be somewhat of a rivalry with the Jets. At the very least, many memorable moments in Kings franchise history took place between the two clubs. With Rob […]

FREE REPLAY: The Mayor on TSN Radio Talking Kings Problems

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Here is a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN Radio in Edmonton. During the segment they discussed Mike Richards future, Dean Lombardi’s heart-to-heart talk with Richards, Darryl Sutter’s use of young players, Anze Kopitar being on the same line with Marian Gaborik, Jeff Carter at center vs. wing, line combo suggestions, goalie Martin Jones, Slava […]