WCF Wednesday June 5 – Matt Greene comments

On upset about Jeff Carter being hit by Duncan Keith:
Yeah, but you can’t dwell on it. We’re here to win games, not worry about what happened in the past or what got called. That’s it, our focus has to be going into Game 4.”
On what the referee told him following the hit:
“He said that it’s [...]

Thursday practice – Colin Fraser on Blackhawks and Voynov

On what to expect from Chicago:
“They’re a fast game team. They’re a team that likes to put the pressure on with speed and keep it on. Our identity of a team is to be fast but to be physical as well. We have to counteract their speed and hopefully slow them down with our physicality. (Reporter: “Sandpaper [...]

Slava Voynov – the newest LA Kings forward?

Among the many storylines in the Kings-Sharks second round match-up this year has been the effectiveness of Brent Burns. A few summers ago San Jose paid a hefty price to acquire him from the Minnesota Wild. Normally a defenseman, Burns was moved to right wing in March and few would argue it’s paid dividends for coach [...]

Post-Game 1 – comments from Darryl Sutter after Kings 2-0 win

Comments from coach Darryl Sutter following the Kings’ 2-0 win over the visiting San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series…
On how it felt to take care of business in front of the home crowd:
“It doesn’t matter where it is.  We expect the home crowd to really be as loud as their home [...]

Post-Game 1: Comments from Anze Kopitar on Kings 2-0 win

Anze Kopitar had nearly 23 minutes of ice time in Tuesday night’s opening game between the Kings and Sharks. He also won nine of 22 faceoffs taken (41%) and contributed two of the team’s 39 hits. Following LA’s 2-0 win, here’s what he had to share…
On Jonathan Quick’s performance:
“Well I don’t know if he helps [...]

Dean Lombardi on Brown suspension and playoff outlook

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 [...]

Reaction from Minnesota locker room after 2-1 win over LA

Following their 2-1 win over the visiting LA Kings on Tuesday night, here’s what they were saying back in the Minnesota Wild locker room…
- Goalie Niklas Backstrom on the overall game: “I think it was a solid 60 minutes for us, and it was a very good team we played against. So it was a [...]

Bow down to Jeff Carter, or so says Justin Williams

Kings coach Darryl Sutter is an old school kind of guy. He’s a throw back to when hard work was all you needed to be successful in life. The Alberta rancher doesn’t have an iphone, he’s never been on twitter and even though his hockey knowledge runs deep – both as a player and coach – [...]

Kings forward Jeff Carter – ‘I’m here to put the puck in the net’

Jeff Carter continues to lead the Kings in goals after recording a natural hat-trick on Monday night vs. Nashville. In his career, the 6-foot-4 forward now has 10 goals in 14 career games against the Predators. After his big night, here’s what he had to say back in the locker room…
- On it being hard [...]

Lombardi on trade options and what they have in Manchester

Yes, even though you’ve already read a lot of comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi on MayorsManor today, we still have more for you!
- On if he’s still looking for a left wing via trade: “No, I think like I said earlier, you still have Brad Richardson, who can play all the positions. That’s one [...]