Morning Skate Report: Ducks talk first look at Kings this season

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In advance of tonight’s matchup with the visiting Kings, in what will be their first face to face contest since LA defeated Anaheim in the playoffs last season, here is what several of the Ducks players and coach Bruce Boudreau were saying at the morning skate…
Coach Bruce Boudreau on updates re: the condition of Perry [...]

Linden Vey checks in on way out of town

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Prior to leaving town, Canucks rookie Linden Vey made sure to stop by for a quick chat, so we could catch up. As most know, he was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Then, after winning the WHL scoring title in 2011, he went on to become [...]

In the Room: Kings and Canucks talk 5-1 LA win

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Following the Kings 5-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the 60 minute effort:
“I think the penalty kill in the first period was the difference in the game. There was a 5-on-4 and 5-on-3 [...]

In the Room: Kings and Islanders talk NY’s 2-1 win

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Following the Islanders 2-1 shootout victory over the host LA Kings on Thursday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the overall game:
“We held a top team to one goal and we would have liked to score one more… I think we had [...]

Jordan Weal on Blocked Call-up to the Kings

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Not every prospect gets their chance to show what they’re made of at the NHL level. Those who are lucky enough to work their way onto a big league roster often hold their fate in their own hands. Play well enough and you stay in the league, living out your dream at the highest level possible. [...]

In the Room: Kings and Stars talk 3-1 LA win

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Following the Kings first road win of the year, a 3-1 victory over the host Dallas Stars on Tuesday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter on getting a win to end the road trip:
“Yeah, it was a good win. It’s too bad [...]

The Mayor on NHL Radio: Pacific Div Recap and Las Vegas

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Enjoy the free replay below of “The Mayor” John Hoven guesting on Top Shelf Radio with Matthew Ross. In the segment that aired earlier today on NHL Network Radio, they discussed the L.A. Kings defense without Slava Voynov, goaltending for the Anaheim Ducks, can the Calgary Flames make the playoffs, what is wrong in Edmonton, [...]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio – Carter, Kopitar, Voynov, Lombardi

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Here is a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joins host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to hit on a bunch of topics – including: changes in Jeff Carter, Jonathan Quick for Sidney Crosby, Slava Voynov, Anze Kopitar, Kyle Clifford, Brayden McNabb, Trevor Lewis, Jake Muzzin, Dean Lombardi’s [...]

Blake and Murray on MM rankings and Kings top prospects

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As we try to do every year after posting the MayorsManor rankings of the top 10 prospects in the Kings organization, we attempt to loop back with several people in Dean Lombardi’s inner circle for some additional feedback on a few of the key players mentioned.
Last week, Kings assistant GM Rob Blake talked at length [...]

FREE REPLAY: The Mayor’s Kings-Flyers Preview on Sportsnet

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Enjoy a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio in Canada, as they preview Tuesday’s Kings-Flyers matchup. Among the topics discussed were Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Jonathan Quick, Slava Voynov, Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson, coach Darryl Sutter, Anze Kopitar’s injury, and much more.
You can listen using the audio player below or access/download [...]