Quick is anxious to turn the page, ready to test his back

Quick lockout - Jan 2012 - by M Zampelli

Throughout the lockout people kept saying – including here on MayorsManor – one positive to the NHL’s work stoppage was the time it afforded Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Quick to heal his aching back. But, don’t tell that to last season’s MVP of the playoffs.
“It put everybody out of work for a long time. There’s not [...]

Quick cleared, Bernier rumors and the Kings goaltending depth

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Just minutes after practicing with several of his teammates today Jonathan Quick uttered a few simple words that gave Kings fans and management an opportunity to exhale.
Their runaway MVP of last season shared that he’s been medically cleared to play.
As reported back in October when Quick was skating in separate sessions from his NHLPA brethren, the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner was never actually [...]

Berube leaves ECHL with win, gets called up to Manchester

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Kings goaltending prospect JF Berube didn’t end 2012 as planned.
He had expected to be in Manchester the last few months, after spending his first pro season in the ECHL last year. However, GM Dean Lombardi and staff determined it would be better for Berube to play with the Ontario Reign again, rather than be a back-up to Martin Jones [...]

MayorsManor Lockout Radio with NHL goalie Marty Turco

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After 543 games played in the National Hockey League, goaltender Marty Turco may have manned his last crease…or he might not have.  Much like the NHL lockout, Turco’s future remains to be determined.
At the moment, he’s an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team interested once play resumes.  But, does he want to come [...]

Photos and recap – Ontario Reign post 8 goals on SF Bulls

The following report was filed for MayorsManor by Scott Coffman…
A fast start followed by a continual onslaught of offense propelled the Ontario Reign to their sixth straight win Wednesday night, an 8-1 drubbing of the expansion San Francisco Bulls.
Right wing Dan DaSilva opened the scoring just 6:26 into the first period, giving the Reign an [...]

Exclusive Photos: Jonathan Quick practices with Manchester Monarchs

After initial reports had him leaving for Manchester early last week, LA Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stuck around for a few more days. Last Wednesday we tweeted a photo of him working out in Ontario, wearing a Reign jersey. Then, on Friday night, he was one of the assistant coaches for a charity game played [...]

How the Kings’ Jonathan Quick is skating through a lockout loophole

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Everybody loves a good loophole, right?
Remember all you’ve heard or read about the ‘NHL member teams cannot have contact of any type with their players during the lockout’ stuff? Well, here’s a new wrinkle – Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was not only skating at the team’s practice facility today, but he was wearing his usual [...]

Bernier opens up about trade request and playing in Germany

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With Anze Kopitar already playing in Sweden and Alec Martinez recently joining TPS Turku in Finland, goalie Jonathan Bernier became the third member of the LA Kings to head overseas when he agreed to a deal with Heilbronner Falken of Germany’s Tier II league last week.
“I tried to go to Switzerland first, but there are [...]

Bernier on Germany – ‘I’m not good enough for the first league’

Here’s the video from Jonathan Bernier’s ‘Welcome to Germany’ press conference held yesterday.
Although it looks more like he’s joined a NASCAR race team based on their snappy uniforms – or is about to enter a beer drinking contest, given all the bottles on the table in front of him – he’s actually signed on to play [...]

Hey Bill Ranford, how many beers does the Stanley Cup hold?

We received an email yesterday from Ian Walker, a longtime hockey writer with The Vancouver Sun. It seems he’s heading up a new project now called WalkerBigTalker TV. He sent over a clip from their first episode and it’s definitely worth sharing.
Earlier this summer, when the Stanley Cup was at the home of LA Kings [...]