Mike Richards on Corey Perry and not doing stupid things

Corey Perry and Mike Richards

Now, that may not be the best title for an article, but it will all make sense in just a few minutes…
Back in December, readers of MayorsManor voted Anaheim’s Corey Perry as their least favorite NHL player, among guys still in the league.
Perry certainly didn’t do anything to quell those feelings [...]

How tough will the Kings line-up be vs. San Jose Sharks?

Kevin Westgarth, the Kings resident heavyweight this season, played in the final seven regular season games – where the Kings went 3-4.
One of those loses was to the Sharks on April 4th.
For the season, Westgarth suited up in four of the six games between the two teams and LA was 1-3 in those games. When [...]

Westgarth on Fight Rules, Clifford’s KO, Scrap with Cam

On Friday we heard from Kings coach Terry Murray regarding the multiple fights in Thursday’s night game versus the St. Louis Blues.
He said he thought Kevin Westgarth’s scrap with Cam Janssen was “absolutely what the team needed” and said Kyle Clifford‘s injury was one of the “consequences of playing that role.”
Which is something I wanted [...]

Update on Kyle Clifford and Last Night’s Fights

Brad Richardson will be in the line-up tomorrow night, playing left wing.
That’s per coach Terry Murray after practice today.
You can extrapolate from that the fact that rookie Kyle Clifford will get the night off. Murray also talked about Clifford a little when talking about Kevin Westgarth’s fight last night vs. the Blues.
MM: Earlier in the [...]

Kings at Blue Jackets Pre-Game Notes and Links

Rick Nash Bobblehead

Today marks the fourth and final meeting between the Kings and Blue Jackets, two teams heading in opposite directions since they met up on January 8th – Trevor Lewis’ birthday.
Back then LA was mired in a horrible slump at home and stuck at 12th place in the standings. Since then, the Kings have found [...]

Clifford and Westgarth Preparing to Get (Biz) Nasty?

With the Phoenix Coyotes in town tonight to take on the Kings it’s worth re-setting a story from the last time these two teams got together.
If you’re not on twitter, you many not even know that one of the most popular hockey players in North America has scored only one goal in 37 games this [...]

Jarret Stoll on Fight with Dustin Penner

This Dustin Penner-mania is starting to reach Brayden Schenn levels.
It looks like it may be all Penner, all the time for the next few days.
So, sticking with the theme – let’s check in with Jarret Stoll, one of his former teammates in Edmonton.
Earlier today we heard what Penner had to say about the time the [...]

Kyle Clifford and Kevin Westgarth Respond to Biz Nasty

In an era when so many professional athletes are very buttoned up and often provide cliche answers to questions, some find a way to break out of the pack.
Paul Bissonnette of the Phoenix Coyotes is one of the latter. As noted yesterday, even though he’s played less than 100 games in the NHL, his [...]

Cam Janssen’s Five Minute Major Preview: LA v StL

Cam Janssen is in his sixth NHL season, the last four with the St. Louis Blues. He’s posted only two goals while racking up 589 penalty minutes in 219 games. It’s what you call ‘knowing your role.’
In the interview below he helps us preview tonight’s Kings – Blues game. We talk about LA’s tough guys, [...]

Post Practice Comments – Kyle Clifford

Here’s some thoughts from Kyle Clifford after the Kings practice this afternoon…
MM: A goal and a fight last night versus Calgary. What was the highlight of the night?
KC: We got the win. I think that’s the most important thing. It’s always fun to win and it’s an added bonus when you score a goal.
MM: It [...]