Kings and Leafs locker room quotes after 3-2 Toronto win

After the Maple Leafs beat the Kings 3-2 in Los Angeles on Thursday night, here’s what was being said in both locker rooms – including quotes from Anze Kopitar, James Reimer and both coaches…
Darryl Sutter on the game winning goal:
“I think everybody knew where the puck went. I think he [Kopitar] thought it was in [...]

Word Association: Maple Leafs vs Kings players

It’s been quite a while since MayorsManor has done one of our popular Word Association segments, so with the Toronto Maple Leafs in town tonight seemed like the perfect opportunity. However, we have a slight twist this time around. Instead of just the Leafs talking about the Kings, or vice versa, we caught up with [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on Sportsnet Radio – looking at the Martin Jones situation

On Wednesday afternoon I was back on Sportsnet 960 in Calgary to help preview the Kings-Leafs game. During the conversation we spent quite a bit of time talking about Martin Jones – about his past, what he’s been doing over the past few weeks with the Kings and speculated on his future once Jonathan [...]

Ben Scrivens on returning to the circus

After this Saturday’s game vs. the Islanders in Los Angeles, the Kings will depart for a four-game road trip, including the first three in Canada.
And that’s where the fun will begin for goaltender Ben Scrivens.
Traded by the Maple Leafs to the Kings this past summer, Scrivens could potentially find himself at the opposing end of [...]

Scouting Report on new LA Kings goalie Ben Scrivens

Earlier this week we posted 10 Tidbits with new Kings forward Matt Frattin, giving you a chance to learn more about the Kings newest forward. Of course, coming to LA with the former Maple Leaf is goaltender Ben Scrivens.
By now you’ve probably read a few a high-level bullet points on the 26-year old netminder – [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Fox breaks down the Bernier-Frattin trade

As the Kings’ TV color analyst for the past few decades now, Jim Fox has seen the carousel of goaltenders the team has gone through at times. Although it had to be done, nearly everybody in the organization was sad to see Jonathan Bernier get dealt to Toronto. On the ice, his talents suggest he’s [...]

10 Tidbits on Matt Frattin, new LA Kings forward

Jonathan Bernier is now a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and in return the Kings received ‘three assets’ – as Dean Lombardi would say – a second round pick in the 2014 or 15 draft, goaltender Ben Scrivens and forward Matt Frattin.
If you’ve been keeping up with your reading on MayorsManor, you already know [...]

What the Kings can offer Rob Scuderi now

Welcome back to summer school. This is Salary Cap 101, week two.
Please take copious notes, there will be a pop quiz later this week.
We pick things up following the trade that went down over the weekend between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Let’s begin with a few quick reminders – (a) when evaluating a [...]

Kings players have parting thoughts for Jonathan Bernier

You’d be hard pressed to find a negative article on new Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. He was a consummate professional during his time as a member of the Kings organization.
So it’s no surprise that as today wore on and the news of his departure from LA began to spread, several of his now-former teammates [...]

Lombardi’s views on what Matt Frattin brings to the LA Kings

Yes, there’s still more from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi.
In addition to his previously posted thoughts on why Jon Bernier was dealt to Toronto, changes to Willie Mitchell’s health, talks with Dustin Penner’s agent, negotiations with Bud Holloway and a potential new contract for Rob Scuderi – what, that’s not enough for [...]