VIDEO: Jonathan Quick checks in on opening day of Kings camp

With Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Quick coming off back surgery last summer, back-up Jonathan Bernier wanting to be traded to a team that can give him more playing time and the announcement of a 48-game season – goaltending has been a hot topic around the Kings’ training facility this week.
Here on MayorsManor, we’ve had three related stories [...]

LA Kings Dev Camp 2012 preview with goalie JF Berube

Berube mask by DS

Dean Lombardi was very clear about his goals for the Kings after being hired as the team’s new General Manager in the spring of 2006. The mandate was simple, build from the net out. With that in mind, we’ll begin our Dev Camp 2012 preview series in the crease and work our way up to [...]

Marcel Dionne on Jonathan Quick and NHL goaltending

Jonathan Quick in retro gear (photo: Ikiri)

Fresh back from a five-day trip to Russia, Marcel Dionne arrived in LA last week to participate in the LA Kings Fantasy Camp. The night before he joined several other members of the Kings Alumni and this year’s campers, I met with Dionne for a one-on-one interview, where we [...]

Interview with Jonathan Quick’s replacement in net

When the Kings returned to their practice facility on Monday after nearly a week long break there was a stranger sitting in Jonathan Quick‘s stall. Perhaps even more confusing to some, he was putting on goalie equipment.
Salvatore Tecci had been at the rink since noon, hours before practice was set to start. As the players [...]

VIDEO: Behind the scenes with Jon Quick at ASG Media Day

Was it really this bad when the All-Star Game was held in Los Angeles back in 2002? Is it because the event was held in ‘hockey crazed’ Canada? Or has the whole thing just turned into a nutty media thing, ala the Super Bowl? Watch as Kings goalie Jonathan Quick attempts to answer some – [...]

Flames at Kings pregame tidbits – plus ticket contest

A few pregame notes on tonight’s Kings-Flames match-up at The Stapler…
– LA has beaten Calgary three straight games at home, all by the final score of 2-1.
– Curtis Glencross, the Flames leading goal scorer (with 18) was sent back to Calgary after suffering a lower body injury in San Jose on Tuesday.
– The Flames are [...]

Kings prospect Jeff Zatkoff makes life on the edge work

Just when you think you know the answer to the Kings goaltending depth, leave it to Jeff Zatkoff to change the question.
Originally selected by the team in the third round of the 2006 NHL Draft, it was starting to seem like he was slipping a bit in the organization’s overall rankings. Obviously, Jonathan’s Quick and [...]

Murray concerned about Bernier, but he ‘sucked it up’

Jonathan Bernier has played twice as many games against the Nashville Predators as he has versus any other NHL team – including starting all four games between the Kings and Predators last season, posting a 3-1-0 record with a 2.25 goals-against average.
This season, Bernier was off to another slow start, losing the only two games [...]

Bernier’s mask rated tops in NHL, but he’s changing soon?

Former NHL goaltender Kevin Weekes, now an analyst on just about every station that covers hockey, selected his top five goalie masks of the season yesterday.
Low and behold, coming in at number one was the Kings’ Jonathan Bernier.
The mask was painted by DaveArt and there are multiple shots of the mask, similar to the one [...]

Audio: LA Kings coach Terry Murray after 5-3 win in Dallas

Following tonight’s 5-3 win in Dallas, LA Kings coach Terry Murray spoke with the gathered media.
Among the topics discussed were Slava Voynov‘s future, the goal by Scott Parse, letting the Stars back into the game in the third period and more.

Eight goals total – seven of them given up by the top two goalies in [...]