Tyler Toffoli checks in prior to Game 4

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MayorsManor had a chance to catch up with Tyler Toffoli on a myriad of subjects this afternoon. Here is what the second-year NHL forward had to share…
On if the focus has been building up to this point:
“Yes. I think Brownie said it best, but I don’t even remember [the exact quote] – It’s been [...]

Doughty offers his thoughts on Lombardi sit down

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Following up on our one-on-one conversation with Kings GM Dean Lombardi yesterday, where he offered some thoughts on his sit down meeting with Drew Doughty after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, now we get the defense man’s side of things…
On the distractions a couple of years ago:
“I guess distractions last time were trying [...]

One-on-One with Matt Greene before Game 4

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Comments from our chat with Matt Greene after the Kings morning skate in advance of Game 4…
On keeping composure and not getting ahead of themselves as in 2012:
“I think it’s once they focus and approach it as a game and that’s it—that’s when we have success. So don’t think about too much else.”
On his own [...]

Game 4: Morning Skate comments from Kings Darryl Sutter

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following the team’s morning skate in advance of Game 4 vs. the New York Rangers…
Q. Have you ever been a guy that could read a team’s mental state off of a morning skate or is it all going to be a mystery?
SUTTER: I think once you get to know [...]

Game 4: Morning skate comments from Rangers coach

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Comments from Rangers coach Alain Vigneault following the team’s Game 4 morning skate at Madison Square Garden in New York City…
Q. Is the mood different from yesterday? The guys seemed a little down yesterday. You thought they’d be more upbeat today.
VIGNEAULT: Not sure what you guys expected. But I think our overall mood was the [...]

Lombardi explains his sit down meeting with Doughty after Game 1

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In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, New York Rangers Chris Kreider caught Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the face with the butt-end of his stick. Obviously, Doughty wasn’t happy about it. However, the way he responded to teammate Jeff Carter on the bench was even more a concern for GM Dean Lombardi.
Thus, the [...]

TUESDAY: Doughty and Williams comments from MSG

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Comments from Kings players Drew Doughty and Justin Williams on Tuesday afternoon at MSG…
Q. Drew, can you talk about Dustin Brown, what you think of him as the captain, what comes to mind for you? Talk about playing against a guy internationally, as well.
DOUGHTY: Browny is a great leader, a great captain. He does a [...]

Lundqvist on Kings luck in Game 3

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Comments from Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist following Ney York’s 3-0 loss to the LA Kings in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final…
On tonight’s game:

“Well you try to stay positive right now, but it’s tough, it’s really tough. We are doing a lot good things, but you look at the goals and we put two [...]

Sunday: Gaborik on returning to NY, energy, and personal satisfaction

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Comments from Kings forwards Marian Gaborik and Dwight King upon arriving in New York City on Sunday afternoon..
Q. Talk about continually finding a way…
KING: Yeah, it’s definitely strange. Obviously we’d like to have a little better starts. The last three have been two-goal deficits. I think once we get the first goal, it kind of [...]

West Coast Bias: SCF Game 2 postgame show on NHL Radio

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Guests Dustin Penner, Bernie Nicholls, Eric Belanger, Luc Robitaille, actor Colin Hanks, and James Duthie of TSN joined us for the June 7, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio.
We looked at Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final from every possible angle, talking Kings, Rangeras, coaching, goaltending, and much more. Plus, [...]