The Mayor on TSN Radio – talking Voynov, Kings and Oilers

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Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven talking Kings and Oilers hockey on TSN Radio in Edmonton. Among the many topics discussed during the spot were prospects, Jeff Schultz, Adam Cracknell, Dean Lombardi, Marian Gaborik, Mike Richards, the salary cap, questions on defense, Slava Voynov, and much more.
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The Mayor on NHL Radio with latest Kings news

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Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven talking LA Kings on Top Shelf with Jimmy Murphy this week. During the spot on NHL Network Radio, they discussed GM Dean Lombardi’s status in the NHL, Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik, Tyler Toffoli, Mike Richards, Brayden McNabb, Andy Andreoff, Darryl Sutter, and much [...]

Sunday: Gaborik on returning to NY, energy, and personal satisfaction

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Comments from Kings forwards Marian Gaborik and Dwight King upon arriving in New York City on Sunday afternoon..
Q. Talk about continually finding a way…
KING: Yeah, it’s definitely strange. Obviously we’d like to have a little better starts. The last three have been two-goal deficits. I think once we get the first goal, it kind of [...]

Thursday: Brown and Kopitar spend off-day talking about teammates

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Comments from LA Kings forwards Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar during media availability on Thursday afternoon…
Q. You’ve turned over half of your top six forwards. Can both of you speak about what the additions of Gaborik and Carter has meant to this team.
KOPITAR: Well, they’ve obviously stepped up in a big way for us. I [...]

Thursday Quotes: Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik

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Earlier today we posted thoughts from Drew Doughty at the Kings training facility. Now, here is what Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik had to share, as they look ahead to Friday’s Game 6 vs. the Chicago Blackhawks…
Q. On trying to close out the series.
GABORIK: Yeah, I mean, you want to close it out. Of course, [...]

Gaborik confident, but cautious as Kings head to Chicago for Game 5

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With his goal in Monday night’s 5-2 Kings win, Marian Gaborik became only the third player in L.A. history to score 10 or more goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Wayne Gretzky holds the franchise lead with 15, accomplished in 1993, and Luc Robitaille potted 12 in 1991. With the team now holding a 3-1 [...]

Gaborik and Williams yuck it up with the media on Monday

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Following the Kings practice in Chicago on Monday several players were made available to the media. Here’s what Marian Gaborik and Justin Williams had to share…
Q. Talk about joining the Kings and what adjustments you’ve had to make.
GABORIK: Especially coming to a new system, going from playing from the right wing to left wing. But, [...]

AUDIO: The Mayor on Hockey Night in Canada Radio

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Earlier today, John Hoven joined Hockey Night in Canada Radio hosts Rob Pizzo and Elliotte Friedman to discuss tonight’s Game 6 match-up between the Kings and Ducks. Among a few of the other topics they hit on during the segment was Marian Gaborik’s contract situation and the recent MayorsManor article looking at several [...]

Game 5: Gaborik, Kopitar, Sutter talk loss to Ducks

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Quotes from the Kings locker room following their 4-3 loss to the Ducks in Game 5…
Anze Kopitar on facing elimination:
“Now we have to go home and win a home game. That’s the bottom line. There is no secret to it. We want to come back here and give us a chance.”
Kopitar on giveaways:
“We didn’t manage [...]

OPINION: Time for the LA Kings to use this lineup

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In something that has become a little bit of a joke – call it a weird coincidence, who knows – over the past two seasons, after making suggestions for the Kings line-up, Darryl Sutter has magically used them the next game.
Case in point, when the Kings were trailing in the San Jose series, I posted [...]