What will Sutter say? Pre-game comments, Kings at Ducks

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It doesn’t happen often, but it happened today.  The Kings took morning skate at the Honda Center in Anaheim.  Rather than bus down prior to the game, the team arrived yesterday following their win at home over the visiting Edmonton Oilers.  Although all players were at the arena today, only about half of them took to the ice.  Guys [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Jim Fox – White House trip review

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It’s always a good time when we connect with Jim Fox.  Whether it’s his breakdown of a game, analysis of a player or a funny behind-the-scenes story, he’s been one of our most popular guests on the MayorsManor show over the last few seasons.
Today he joins us to talk about several timely topics, including:
- A [...]

Jake Muzzin – Hey bro, how was your day?

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Sometimes in life there are trade offs – or opportunity costs, if you will.
Jake Muzzin could be playing in the AHL right now, as he had been for the past two years. There, he’d be surrounded by friends and teammates, where most of the guys also live in the same condo complex. It was a [...]

Drew Doughty talks Jake Muzzin and Rob Scuderi

Drew Doughty post-game comments…
- On the communication between him and Muzzin: “It’s getting there. In the defensive end we still have some of our differences, but offensively we’re doing well together. So we just have to keep working on that defensive game, and we’ll be a good pair together.”
- On when he communicates most with [...]

How do you shake off a loss? Kings players share their tips

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The Kings certainly haven’t become very accustomed to losing of late, especially at home. However, Thursday night brought a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the Dallas Stars.
Knowing that players and coaches often talk about turning the page quickly – even more so during a compacted 48-game season – we wanted to find out exactly [...]

Fill In The Blank: Feedback from back-to-back wins by Kings

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It’s time for more input from the readers.
For the first time since December 2008, the Kings played back-to-back home games on Monday and Tuesday.
The first contest featured a boring 40 minutes, where the Kings were limited to just six shots on goal, but began the third period with a 1-0 lead. Then came an offensive explosion [...]

Word Association: Kings players on a six-pack of Blues

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We turned Dustin Penner and Drew Doughty loose again yesterday, capturing some thoughts about the Nashville Predators. Now, as part of our coverage in advance of tonight’s game, they’re back - along with Jim Fox and Jake Muzzin – to play some Word Association using the names of six St. Louis Blues players.
As usual, this was all done one-on-one, so [...]

Word Association: Kings players share thoughts on Predators

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Over the weekend we posted multiple Word Association articles regarding the Vancouver Canucks.  First was the usual pre-game article with several Kings players (including Dustin Brown, Alec Martinez and Justin Williams).  We may have even found out more than we bargained for during that round – especially about Roberto Luonogo.
Then, later in the afternoon, coach [...]

Word Association: Kings players take on the hated Canucks

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Drew Doughty was the first Kings player to openly talk about his hatred of the Canucks a few years ago.  Since then, several others have gone on the record with their disdain for the gang from Vancouver.  However, the other thing most commonly noted is that they’re a good team, usually followed by comments about [...]

Word Association: Five Kings take on four Avalanche players

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It’s another day game for the LA Kings, something coach Darryl Sutter said he doesn’t think they struggle with.  So, we’ll see if they can continue the positive momentum they’ve shown over the last five games.  It will be a challenge because, as Anze Kopitar said yesterday, the Kings will be facing a speedy Avalanche [...]