Word Association: Doan and Biz Nasty take on the Kings

As noted recently, we’ve tried to mix up the use of our popular Word Association feature, alternating between having LA players talk about the opposition and occasionally going over to the visiting locker room to get their perspective on the Kings.
Following the Coyotes morning skate at Staples Center we connected with two guys at opposite [...]

Justin Williams – ‘We need to get our heads on straight’

Today’s Kings practice was optional and Justin Williams was the only player from the ‘top line’ to take the ice. After the roughly 45 minute session of drills run by the team’s assistant coaches, here’s what #14 had to say…
- On playing San Jose again on Saturday night: “They were what we thought they were. [...]

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 – [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Willie Mitchell on the emotions of not playing

Earlier today Willie Mitchell and Justin Williams took part in an event hosted by Raytheon at Da Vinci High School.  In general, it was a chance for kids to use some geometry & statistics to learn about the game of hockey.
From the moment the players arrived the kids were amped and the energy was high.
“I don’t [...]

Kings players talk hatred for and rivalry with the Canucks

As we’ve written about many times over the last few years, most of the Kings players don’t like those Canucks very much. But, on a scale of 1-to-10, would they put their disdain at a 10, like Drew Doughty does?
“Yeah they could be up there for sure,” said Colin Fraser. “For one, they have a lot [...]

Kings players on which Canucks defenseman comes to mind

Last hour we posted some Word Association with seven members of the LA Kings, where they took on four big names from the Vancouver Canucks.  As always, there were some very interesting answers.
Now, let’s go in a slightly different direction.
We threw a twist into things and asked “When you hear ‘Vancouver defenseman,’ which player comes [...]

Word Association: Kings players take on the hated Canucks

Drew Doughty was the first Kings player to openly talk about his hatred of the Canucks a few years ago.  Since then, several others have gone on the record with their disdain for the gang from Vancouver.  However, the other thing most commonly noted is that they’re a good team, usually followed by comments about [...]

Justin Williams thinks Kings are going in the right direction

Post-game quotes from Justin Williams, following the Kings 4-2 win over the Coyotes:
On the importance of winning the game: “Emotionally, it’s probably good for the team to get that zero out of the win column and put a one there. But, we’ve been trending the right way. Every game has been better, and you know [...]

FULL VIDEO: Justin Williams’ Day with the Stanley Cup

Courtesy of KingsVision and Fox Sports West, watch as Justin Williams takes the Stanley Cup around beautiful Ventnor, New Jersey, where his family spends every summer…

MayorsManor recorded interviews on the ice with the Kings’ players just minutes after they won the Stanley Cup in June. To watch those clips, click here.
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Davis Payne looking to make major changes to Kings’ power play

Jamie Kompon was perceived to be the fall guy for the Kings inept power play over the last few seasons. True or not, he’s now working in Chicago and former St Louis Blues head coach Davis Payne came to Los Angeles over the summer to replace him on Darryl Sutter’s coaching staff.
“I haven’t really gotten [...]