Game 2 morning skate – Colin Fraser on chirping, changes and centers

On if there’s any chirping going on between the two teams:
“There’s always a little bit of chirping I think, but we always talk about playing hard between the whistles.  Anybody can act tough after the whistles.  Really it doesn’t get much accomplished anyway, right?  So we wanna play hard.  You know our identity is playing [...]

GM2 morning skate – Dustin Brown not worried about line combos

Following the Kings morning skate in advance of tonight’s Game 2 vs. the St. Louis Blues, here’s what captain Dustin Brown, defenseman Drew Doughty, forward Colin Fraser and coach Darryl Sutter had to say…
Dustin Brown

Drew Doughty

Colin Fraser

Darryl Sutter

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Tyler Toffoli on returning to LA and possible changes ahead

Following the Kings practice in El Segundo today, which lasted well more than an hour, we had a chance to sit down for a little one-on-one time with rookie Tyler Toffoli. Here’s what he had to share…
- On the difficulty of being sent down and then getting called right back up: “All year it’s just kind of [...]

Kings players talk wearing Dodgers jerseys in warm-ups

Prior to Thursday night’s game with the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, the Kings wore special-edition Dodgers hockey jerseys during warm-ups. It was sure to boil the blood a bit of Blue Jays super-fan Drew Doughty.
Here’s what a few of the Kings’ players told MayorsManor about the experience…
- Kyle Clifford: “I love the Dodgers. It felt [...]

What will Sutter say? Talks acquisition of Regehr, D-pairs, more

Following the Kings practice this afternoon at TSC, here’s what coach Darryl Sutter had to share…
- On what new defenseman Robyn Regehr brings to the Kings: “Experience, good guy in back, fills our left side. Work him in.”
- On Regehr’s off-ice intangibles: “Well, I think he’s played a long time and he has a pretty [...]

Penner and Fraser still willing to give Clifford a fighting chance

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.  [...]

Comments from Kings locker room after 5-2 loss to the Stars

On Thursday night the Kings lost to the visiting Dallas Stars by a final score of 5-2. It was also the first regulation loss for the Kings at home since Opening Day January 19 vs. Chicago, leaving their home record at 7-2-1 now at Staples Center.
Here are various comments from the Kings locker room following [...]

Fill In The Blank: Feedback from back-to-back wins by Kings

It’s time for more input from the readers.
For the first time since December 2008, the Kings played back-to-back home games on Monday and Tuesday.
The first contest featured a boring 40 minutes, where the Kings were limited to just six shots on goal, but began the third period with a 1-0 lead. Then came an offensive explosion [...]

Inside the Mind of LA Kings center Colin Fraser

Colin Fraser may only see fourth line minutes with the LA Kings, but he’s a top-line interview and power play specialist when it comes to humor.  Some of his best work may have come during the recent lockout too, when he was tweeting questions to guests appearing on the MayorsManor show – like the time he [...]

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

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 [...]