Quotes from Sharks locker room after 2-0 loss to LA

Late last night we heard from the Kings and Sharks’ head coaches (linked here), as well as comments from LA’s locker room (link).
Now, we go across the aisle to see what some of the Sharks players were saying after their 2-0 loss to the Kings.
Sharks captain Joe Thornton on the overall game – “Good third [...]

Doughty says Kings will ‘do anything to win’ game five

Doughty cleared out in Game 2

Over the last 36 hours, much has been about Drew Doughty‘s exchange with Scott Nichol in game four – which led to a power play goal for the Sharks.
Yet, that wasn’t the only target of Doughty’s verbal assault on Thursday night. He also spent plenty of time in the face [...]

SJ Sharks vs LA Kings – Playoff Tidbits and Schedule

In the coming days MayorsManor will have a plethora of playoff coverage leading up to the first game – notes, interviews, analysis, etc.
To kick things off, here are five tidbits to keep in mind…
* Anze Kopitar – it’s the name that will probably come up more often than any other until this series is over…and [...]

Kings vs Sharks – What Could Happen, Has Happened

Some credit card commercial says there’s a one-in-18 chance of a hat trick being scored in an NHL game.
So, that’s something that could happen.
However, here are a few of the more likely stories to watch for tonight (and some other loosely connected tidbits)…
* Should the Kings win, they’re officially in the playoffs. Also of note [...]

Agent Scott Norton on NHLPA Meeting w/ Donald Fehr

As reported yesterday afternoon, new NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr was in town to meet with a small group of agents.
We heard Fehr’s thought on the discussions in an exclusive interview here.
Below, Scott Norton (Norton Sports Management), who reps the Kings’ Dustin Brown, provides detailed commentary on the overall meeting, the major issue debated and [...]

RECAP: Willie Mitchell on NHL Home Ice Radio

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell joined the guys on NHL Home Ice radio earlier this afternoon.  Although they asked a little about the win last night and his injury woes in 2010, the bulk of the interview was spent talking up rookie Kyle Clifford.  Here’s a quick recap…
* How important was it to win [...]

Kings – Sharks Preview w/ SJ Captain Joe Thornton

Whenever the Kings and Sharks meet the game is usually filled with multiple subplots to the two points at stake.
Tonight finds the season series tied at one game each, with both teams looking dominant in their victory. There’s the battle for the Pacific Division, something the Sharks have owned the last few years and [...]

Revisiting The Hockey News Curse

After a red hot start to the 2009-10 season Anze Kopitar was the toast of the league. People everywhere were taking notice that the 2005 first round draft pick was having a breakout year.
Then, it happened. The Hockey News slapped him on the cover and poof, that was it. Instant slump.
Now, before you discount this theory, [...]

Season Preview w/ NHL Insider Kevin Allen

It’s safe to say that Kevin Allen knows a thing or two about hockey. He’s been covering the sport since the early 80′s – including nearly 25 years for USA Today – and is a featured guest each week on NHL Home Ice (radio and television), as one of their NHL Insiders.
Today, he brings his [...]

Rob Blake : The Interview

For many sports fans, there’s a ‘you’re with me or against me’ type attitude. So, when Rob Blake resigned the captaincy of the Kings in September 2000 it pretty much sealed his fate with many of the team’s loyal supporters. When he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche the following spring, he became public enemy number [...]