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 [...]

Lombardi explains how and why Bernier was dealt to Toronto

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We already have comments from Dean Lombardi talking about Bud Holloway, Willie Mitchell, Dustin Penner and Rob Scuderi from today’s conference call up on the homepage. Now, let’s double back and take a look at how this all started – a trade that sent goaltender Jonathan Bernier to Toronto.
“Since last year,” Lombardi said, when asked how [...]

Ron Hextall on the Beriner trade to Toronto, details on two new Kings

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More on the Jonathan Bernier trade to Toronto…
The basics of the deal – along with some highlights of Matt Frattin – were posted earlier today at this link.
Now, here’s some thoughts from Kings Assistant GM Ron Hextall:

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Bernier trade completed, first notes on Frattin and Scrivens

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Nothing like a little hockey news over Sunday brunch.
It’s official. After months years of speculation, the Kings have traded Jonathan Bernier. Although he’s been linked to over half the teams in the league at various times, his next stop will be the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In return for the former first round pick, LA received forward [...]

For once, Drew Doughty’s teammates come to his rescue

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Earlier this week, Sharks forward Logan Couture took some good-natured shots at his friend Drew Doughty.
It wasn’t that surprising either, considering he’s often the butt of jokes by roommate Trevor Lewis, former defensive partner Willie Mitchell and several other teammates. And, Couture was referencing Doughty’s supposed love of the Toronto Blue Jays – something we tested [...]

Jake Muzzin channels his inner Toronto Maple Leafs prior to Game 6

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Catching up with Jake Muzzin after the Kings’ morning skate, in advance of tonight’s Game 6 vs. the St. Louis Blues…

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VIDEO: Drew Doughty talks Blue Jays and opening of Kings camp

There are two things that LA Kings defenseman Drew Doughty loves to talk about – his hometown of London, Ontario and the Toronto Blue Jays.
After buying some hats for some of his teammates last season Doughty even came on MayorsManor to answer some trivia questions about the Jays. You can watch for yourself and see [...]

1993: Looking back at the LA Kings vs Toronto Maple Leafs

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With Fox Sports West airing two playoff games from 1993 last night, twitter was abuzz with memories as older fans reminisced during one of the greatest 7-game series to ever be played and newer fans were finally able to witness the drama as it unfolded. Hat tricks by both captains, a style of physical play you [...]

NHRA funny car driver Jeff Arend talks Kings vs Leafs

It doesn’t matter what the field is - be it acting, music, racing or you name it – if you bring up hockey and there’s a Canadian present, they’re usually quick to jump into the conversation.
Over the last few months, a few of the stars of NHRA Drag Racing have stopped by MayorsManor to talk hockey [...]

Kings at Maple Leafs – notes on Melrose, Mitchell, mistakes

Tonight will be the end of an era on at least two fronts.
First, interim coach John Stevens will be coaching his last game for the Kings – as Darryl Sutter is expected to be officially announced as the team’s new bench boss tomorrow and resume game duties Thursday vs the Ducks.
Second, beginning next season, gone [...]