Dean Lombardi talks LA Kings contracts and buyout options

LA Kings Dean Lombardi buying out contracts

Ah, ah, ah – not so fast.
You probably thought once the NHL season finally started the CBA talk would go away, right?
Well, this isn’t necessarily about the lockout itself, but it certainly is a discussion that was born out of what resulted from all those NHL/NHLPA meetings over the last six months.
Among the many nuances associated [...]

Rob Scuderi on Kings win, Kopitar and Clifford

Post-game thoughts from defenseman Rob Scuderi following the Kings 4-2 win in Phoenix…
On getting the first win of the season: “It feels good. I think we’ve played some good hockey. Certainly not a full 60 minutes, but I think tonight, truth be told, probably wasn’t our best game. But, sometimes it doesn’t matter how you [...]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 3 – Kings at Oilers

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In the two games played so far this season the Kings have notched three goals total – all from players who don’t normally register too high up on the scoring charts.  For example, their totals from last year show just eight goals…combined.
Still, Kyle Clifford, Jordan Nolan and Rob Scuderi remain as the only LA players [...]

Scuderi scores, shares post-game thoughts after 5-2 loss

In some respects, it’s not surprising that Rob Scuderi scored the Kings first goal of the game vs. the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. Many of his teammates had to be nervous – or at least emotionally charged – after going through the banner raising ceremony and getting their rings. Very few of them had ever been through something [...]

Scuderi on Doughty’s hopes of being a Norris Trophy finalist

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Drew Doughty caught a few people off guard when he showed up to training camp at 205lbs. That was a good sign for a player who has been dogged by comments about his conditioning ever before he was drafted into the NHL.
“I wondered if he’s been eating,” joked Rob Scuderi. “But with Dewey we all know [...]

Training Camp: Wednesday round-up with Penner, Kopitar and Quick

Day four of training camp has come to a close.  Today’s video interviews were shot and produced by the folks at KingsVision – enjoy!
Dustin Penner

Jonathan Quick

Rob Scuderi

Anze Kopitar

Coach Darryl Sutter

For more videos from this week’s Los Angeles Kings training camp, click here.
You can also catch Penner, Jeff Carter and Drew Doughty on the MayorsManor show right here.
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Kevin Westgarth on NHL’s toughest, best and most underrated players

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Yesterday, NHLPA executive and former player Mathieu Schneider joined Kings forward Kevin Westgarth and St. Louis Blues captain David Backes for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit. Fans were invited to submit their questions on any topic and the trio would take turns answering. You can see all the entries here [...]

LA Kings players debate who was MVP of the charity game

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The emergence of Kyle Clifford during his rookie season in the NHL two years ago is partly what allowed the Kings to trade Wayne Simmonds to Philadelphia in June 2011. It’s not like they’re mirror images of each other – one plays the right side, the other the left – but simply put, each guy [...]

A frustrated Rob Scuderi looking to take people out in the corners

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Last night, about two dozen NHL players skated in a charity game at Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. We have plenty of post-game quotes and pictures from the game that we’ll be posting throughout the weekend. Let’s start with Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi…
On the physical play that took place in the game – “Every [...]

Exclusive photos from NHLPA skate at TSC – LA Kings and more

While Dustin Penner continues to get his work in at Anaheim Ice with Teemu Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf, most of his LA Kings teammates have been renting rink time at TSC – the Kings regular training facility.  They’ve also had a revolving cast of players from around the league joining them for the sessions in El Segundo.  Below [...]