Dean Lombardi on Brown suspension and playoff outlook

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On Wednesday afternoon the NHL suspended Kings captain Dustin Brown for two games, as a result of a hit on Jason Pominville of the Minnesota Wild. Earlier today, GM Dean Lombardi was on Sportsnet Radio (Fan 590) in Toronto and offered thoughts about the ruling, as well as provided an early outlook heading into next […]

Kings’ prospect Kevin Gravel talks pressure of Frozen Four

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Later this afternoon St. Cloud State will be competing in their first Frozen Four. And for junior defenseman Kevin Gravel (2010 Kings draft pick), it’s a dream come true. For the past three years he’s talked about his Huskies hockey team being a true up and coming program. Now, they sit on the steps of […]

Doughty and Scuderi talk Kings game at Dodger Stadium

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Drew Doughty provided the comic relief on Sunday night following the Kings loss in Anaheim. Yet, it was Rob Scuderi who had the line of the night – and he wasn’t even being interviewed…
– Doughty on it being an ‘All London’ game with him, Jeff Carter, and Corey Perry scoring goals: “London breeds good hockey players. That’s […]

Lombardi on a possible contract extension for Rob Scuderi

More from the scrum with Kings GM Dean Lombardi earlier today…
Question: A month or so ago you mentioned about starting talks with Rob Scuderi (who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer) about an extension. Can you give us an update on that situation?
Answer: “I think you’ll see us now, and we just started […]

Rob Scuderi talks sloppy play, big hits and cloudy future in Minnesota

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Following the Kings 4-2 win in St. Louis on Thursday night, here’s what defenseman Rob Scuderi had to share…
– On the overall game: “I thought we played our game the entire time. We were real good defensively and made our offense out of that. The one game, I think we played pretty sloppy – but you […]

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 […]

Word Association: Morrow and the Stars take on seven Kings

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We’re going a different direction this time around.
Frequent readers to MayorsManor are well aware of our Word Association features and have enjoyed them as part of our game day previews this season.  Usually though, we’re talking to the Kings’ players about their opponents.  Today, we went inside the Dallas Stars locker room to collect some thoughts about their LA […]

And just what type of trade is Lombardi looking to make?

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Have you had enough of Kings GM Dean Lombardi yet?  Of course you haven’t.  This is the final batch of quotes from today’s conference call following the trade of Simon Gagne.  After this, we’re moving on to comments from Asst GM Ron Hextall.
If you’re joining late though and want to start at the beginning, click here.
Otherwise, […]

Word Association: Six Kings take on Four Blackhawks

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Sunday afternoon the suddenly surging Kings will get a chance to extract a little revenge on the red-hot Blackhawks in Chicago.  It was just last month that the two teams met in Los Angeles on opening day of the 2013 season.   That game was a decisive win for the road team and the Kings are […]

Word Association: Five on Four, Kings vs Blue Jackets

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As part of our preview for tonight’s Kings v Blue Jackets game we played Word Association with five Los Angeles players, asking them to react to the names of four Columbus players. Like usual, these were all done one-on-one, so no player heard what the other guy said – which is interesting when you compare their answers…
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