Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings, Sharks, Muzzin, Martinez, Dowd

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On this week’s edition of Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio with Boomer Gordon we looked ahead to the likely playoff match-up between the Kings and Sharks. Plus we talked about the play of Jake Muzzin, Alec Martinez emerging from the dog house, Anze Kopitar getting Selke Trophy consideration, the addition of Marian Gaborik, Jonathan Quick, [...]

Kings and Coyotes locker room quotes after 4-3 Phoenix win

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After the Coyotes scored a late goal to beat the Kings 4-3 in Los Angeles on Monday night, here’s what was being said in both locker rooms – including quotes from Jonathan Quick, Alec Martinez, Shane Doan and both coaches…
Jonathan Quick on Phoenix being desperate:
“I thought they were desperate the whole game there, like [...]

A look at the LA Kings 2014 trade deadline possibilities

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For some reason, the trade questions are flooding in from hockey fans way more than in years past. That’s a good thing, but it’s also challenging to answer everybody on Twitter, Facebook, email, radio, etc. So, let’s just take one comprehensive look at what the Kings might be up to. Below are many of the [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on TSN Radio – talking Kings, Oilers, roster moves

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Prior to tonight’s Edmonton Oilers vs LA Kings game, I once again joined Jason Strudwick on TSN Radio to preview the Pacific Division match-up and break down several key issues.   We talked about Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Daniel Carcillo, Kyle Clifford, Matt Frattin, Darryl Sutter, trade rumors and much more. Give it a listen and [...]

MayorsManor: What line-up the LA Kings should use, not what it will be

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Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to read the article put up over the weekend predicting what moves the Kings would be making to get down to the maximum roster size of 23 players. Perhaps the most common question asked this week is how/why Tyler Toffoli didn’t make the final list.
It’s explained in that [...]

POLL: Which defenseman is being cut from Kings roster?

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Building on this article, where we predicted who will be part of the Kings opening night roster, which defenseman do you think will be cut?
There’s only room for three of the following four players:

<a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/7433640/”>Which defenenseman is being cut from the Kings roster?</a>
[UPDATE: Schultz was officially put on waivers Sunday morning, thus the poll is [...]

Prediction Time – LA Kings 2013-14 opening night roster

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After all the hand-wringing and head-scratching that went on this summer over the Kings roster, it’s all about to become crystal clear in the next 48 hours. Some people will like the results, others won’t. Regardless, there are several tough choices ahead for GM Dean Lombardi, coach Darryl Sutter and their key lieutenants.
Based on everything we’ve [...]

Alec Martinez – ready to turn the page, move on from adversity

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Last season was anything but what Alec Martinez had hoped for. In June of 2012 he was an integral piece of the Kings Stanley Cup winning team. By the time the calendar flipped to 2013 he had undergone major facial surgery following an on-ice accident in Finland and was about to suffer another injury soon [...]

Salary Cap Crunch – Kyle Clifford or Trevor Lewis?

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We keep waiting for people to beg for mercy, complaining that their heads hurt from all the math. Instead, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive all summer long to our series of salary cap articles. And why not, if there was ever a period in NHL history where you really needed to understand the cap [...]

LA Kings Media Roundtable Part 4 – talking defense and division

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We know you’ve been patiently waiting all week for the next installment from the annual KingsCast summer forum – aka the Kings Media Roundtable.  So, here we go with episode four…
Along with a handful of other people who cover the team, we recently spent time debating key issues currently surrounding LA’s hockey team.  In the initial video [...]