Darryl Sutter looking for his players to ‘bring it or watch’

We’ve heard it non-stop since the NHL lockout ended, every match-up in the 48-game abbreviated schedule was going to have extra significance. And with the Kings losing their first game to Chicago, the search is on for answers and solutions prior to tomorrow night in Colorado.
One thing that was painfully obvious vs the Blackhawks was the [...]

VIDEO: MM interview with Mike Richards, first day of camp

Much to their chagrin, the LA Kings opened training camp today without the services of top center Anze Kopitar. When we asked coach Darryl Sutter about his plans for the top six forwards on Thursday night he was pretty coy about things. GM Dean Lombardi spilled the news though, Jeff Carter was temporarily moving back to center.
With [...]

Simon Gagne scores two goals in his return to action

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Simon Gagne, pictured above with Justin Williams Saturday night, scored two goals in his return to action for the first time since hoisting the Stanley Cup in June.
It was a charity game though. So, no – he hasn’t agreed to a deal somewhere in Europe or the ECHL.
Instead, it was Team Philly vs Team New [...]

How Anze Kopitar brought Bobby Ryan to Sweden

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Life can take some interesting turns at times.
When rumors of Bobby Ryan‘s possible departure from the Ducks surfaced last season, many Kings fans began salivating at the idea of bringing him to Los Angeles. While it’s highly unlikely that Anaheim would have ever traded him to a division rival, that didn’t stop people on the internet [...]

EXCLUSIVE: on-ice interview with LA Kings’ Simon Gagne

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If you haven’t seen the videos yet, earlier today we posted Bob Miller’s call of the Kings winning the Stanley Cup here…and we have an exclusive interview with Nick Nickson here.
We also have on-ice interviews with Anze Kopitar, Dustin Penner, Trevor Lewis, Dean Lombardi, Nick Nickson and many others posted here.
Plus, coming up later today [...]

Simon Gagne on his return and Kings’ Game 3 victory

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MayorsManor interview: Jeff Carter on what he’s learned

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A few weeks ago, Jeff Carter was one of the first Kings players to admit to us he was wearing the same suit throughout the playoffs. So, we caught up with him again yesterday to find out if the superstition was still alive heading into the Finals and to see what he’s learned about some [...]

Simon Gagne after his first scrimmage back

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The status of Simon Gagne continues to be a hot topic, especially after he took a full practice with the team yesterday – after not playing in a game for five months. Earlier today he took another step forward, skating in a team scrimmage. Afterwards, we caught up with him for some updates on how [...]

The Simon Gagne situation – back for the Stanley Cup Final?

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For a guy who’s only played 34 games in a Kings uniform, the mere mention of Simon Gagne sure does draw a lot of attention.
All joking aside, there’s nothing funny about his situation. The veteran of 761 NHL games hasn’t played in five months due to suffering a concussion.
Back in March, we sat down for a one-on-one interview [...]

VIDEO: He’s back! MayorsManor interview with Simon Gagne

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Last week we shared that Simon Gagne had been cleared for practice – it was time to put away the ‘no contact’ jersey. And earlier today, when the Kings took the ice for their first practice since advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals, he joined them. Sure, Gagne wasn’t slotted in on a regular line (he skated [...]