Dustin Penner and pancakegate is turning into one of the longest running story lines of the season. Of course, everybody knows about the open letter he wrote here on MayorsManor (if you don’t, where have you been?). And as the Kings made their way through Western Canada on their most recent road trip, it was [...]
Several teams around the NHL have gone through painful rebuilds over the last decade, with a few already cashing in and finding success. Pittsburgh is typically the franchise most point to for how to ‘get it right.’ More recently, the Blackhawks have been receiving praise, having won the Stanley Cup in 2010.
Entering the season, many [...]
Here’s some video from inside the Kings locker room after their 2-1 overtime loss to the Oilers in Edmonton tonight. As you’ll see, a shirtless Drew Doughty called the team ‘brutal’ for the first two periods, Rob Scuderi said there was a ‘lack of preparation’ to start the game (a common theme the last few [...]
Did you think we had heard the last of Mulletgate?
If so, you were wrong. With the Kings scheduled to travel to Edmonton this weekend – for the first time this season – GM Dean Lombardi was a guest today on Mark Spector’s radio show (Team 1260, Edmonton).
As usual, Lombardi had plenty to say. For example, [...]
For several years in the mid 90′s it seemed like the Kings were on a ‘Closing Down the Arena’ tour, as they made their final visits to old Chicago Stadium, Boston Garden, Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the Capital Centre just outside Washington DC and several others.
However, it was their second-to-last skate around the ice [...]
Moreau, LA Kings practice (photo: D. Sheehan)
Grit, sandpaper, character…
Those are just a few of the words that were used to describe winger Ethan Moreau when he signed a free agent contract with the Kings late this past summer.
The veteran forward was thought to be somebody who could come in, be a physical presence, chip in [...]
On January 22, 1995, Ryan Smyth made his NHL debut – playing for the Edmonton Oilers in Los Angeles versus the Kings.
And 1,080 games later, he was back in Southern California – in a different building though – yet, back in an Oilers jersey and ready to take on the Kings once again. [...]
We’ve already heard from Kings captain Dustin Brown and defenseman Jack Johnson on the team’s 3-0 loss to the Oilers.
Now, here are some thoughts from coach Terry Murray…
General comments on the game – “Just a couple of bad bounces out there. The game in Colorado we had some bad luck and some bad bounces. [...]
After the Kings 3-0 loss to the Oilers tonight, captain Dustin Brown said LA needed to work harder.
Defenseman Jack Johnson shared the following thoughts…
On the team’s overall play – “Everyone here wants to do well. I can’t say that anyone is not inspired. This is what we do for a living. We want to play [...]
It’s been a long, slow crawl back. But, ladies and gentleman, after 12 games played this season, standing atop the NHL’s Western Conference – it’s the Edmonton Oilers.
For the second game in a row, the Kings were shutout 3-0 on home ice. Meanwhile, the Oilers have now won six straight.
Earlier today, we had [...]