Game 1: Kings and Sharks talk 6-3 San Jose win

Over the last few years the Kings have played more playoff games than any other NHL team. However, all of that experience didn’t help them in the opening 20 minutes of Game 1 on Thursday night. Even though several players had acknowledged the need to whether the storm early, in a building known for being [...]

Willie Mitchell opens up about the Kings’ recent struggles

Willie Mitchell shared the following after the Kings morning skate in advance of tonight’s game vs. the visiting Chicago Blackhawks…
On what’s tougher..having to be paired again with Doughty or facing the Blackhawks tonight?
“(laughs) not trying to downplay Chicago or Drew, but both are extremely difficult. All kidding aside as it relates to Drew, I try [...]

Willie Mitchell on Doughty sweating and having familiy at practice

Comments from Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell following the team’s practice at Dodger Stadium on Friday night…
On Doughty’s statement that he was ‘sweating like a pig’ out there:
“Well, he’s out of shape.” [Laughter]
On the ice being softer:
“I thought the ice skated well…it’s on a stage. It’s not right down on the field. It’s actually built on [...]

Willie Mitchell heard a rumor about Kings goalie Martin Jones

Willie Mitchell shared some post-game thoughts with MayorsManor following the Kings 3-2 win in Anaheim on Tuesday night…
Overall thoughts on the game and it coming in the second of a back-to-back set:
“I think we deserved it. I think we played the game we wanted to. It was a game we wanted, for the obvious reasons, [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on Sportsnet Radio – Kings at Sharks preview

Time to talk some LA Kings and San Jose Sharks hockey. Once again, I joined Sportsnet 960 to share some news and opinions on tonight’s battle for first place in the Pacific Division. Among the topics we hit on were – Darryl Sutter, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, Slava Voynov, Willie Mitchell, Jonathan Quick, [...]

Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog talks hit by Kings’ Willie Mitchell

With the game scoreless on Saturday night, Willie Mitchell put a hard hit on Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog in overtime (see video above). Moments later Colorado scored to take a 1-0 win. But, back in the locker room, Landeskog was first talking up LA’s veteran defenseman.
“I was trying to get a shot off, but I [...]

LA Kings recall two players, make a pair of other roster changes

With an offense that continues to provide less than consistent scoring, it was only a matter of time until a move had to be made in Los Angeles. As we first discussed when NHL team’s had to submit their initial rosters to the league office, coach Darryl Sutter was going to carry eight defenseman until [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – Rangers at Kings preview

Earlier today I joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we took a look at several storylines heading into the Kings’ home opener against the visiting New [...]

Prediction Time – LA Kings 2013-14 opening night roster

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 [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – Kings roster questions

On Saturday afternoon I was back on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207) for another guest spot with Nick Alberga and Jake Hahn. Because not everybody has satellite radio, we’ll share the clip here for everybody to enjoy.
In the segment we’ll drop a major announcement at the end … but before we get to [...]