MayorsManor Live Radio – Blue Jackets at Kings preview with Aaron Portzline

There’s no reason to try and over-hype a Blue Jackets v Kings tilt as a big rivalry game – after all, they don’t play in the same division, nor have they ever met in the playoffs.  Yet, at the very least there’s some bitterness developing on both sides.

Columbus continues their fight for respect in the NHL. And despite Jack Johnson saying it’s ‘just another game,’ Jeff Carter admitted yesterday that isn’t the case.  Plus, the Brandon Dubinsky and Mike Richards feud from the Eastern Conference has now spilled over to this series (especially after Rob Scuderi received a questionable hit in their last match-up), and don’t forget the whole clock controversy near the end of a game at Staples Center last season.

On today’s show we’re joined by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch to talk about all of this and much more. He’s covered the Blue Jackets since their inception and he’ll help us preview tonight’s game. Part of the discussion will cover the major changes that took place in the Blue Jackets’ front office earlier this week, we’ll get to the bottom of Johnson and James Wisniewski calling themselves ‘Controlled Chaos’, hear about Portzline’s travel woes, touch on expansion, review several bad jersey designs, explain how Judas Priest factors into this week’s news, explore if they’ll fire their coach, touch on professional wrestling and a myriad of other topics – yes, that includes Carter too.

It’s another jam packed show. You’ll become smarter for listening and have plenty of laughs along the way. So, enjoy…

NOTE: If you’re on an ipad, iphone or smartphone, click here to listen to today’s episode.

Be sure to check out some of our other recent guests as well:

MayorsManor Live Radio – Kings at Coyotes preview with Sarah McLellan

MayorsManor Live Radio with Helene Elliott of the LA Times

MayorsManor Live Radio with Jeff Carter

For the full list of other Kings related guests who have joined us recently – including Drew Doughty, Colin Fraser, Dwight King, Alec Martinez, Jordan Nolan, Dustin Penner, top prospect Tyler Toffoli and dozens more – click here.

Thanks for listening!

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

Robitaille Luc LA Kings NHL

TBT: Luc’s First Hat Trick, Kings Memories at Nassau Coliseum

Tonight’s game will mark the Kings final visit to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the stadium where the Islanders have played their home games for the last 43 years.  It’s also a perfect opportunity for the subject of this week’s Throw Back Thursday article. Not only is it a building very reminiscent of the Kings former […]

Richards Mike LA Kings NY Rangers

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Richards, Kings, Ducks Problems

Follow @mayorNHL Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to touch on all the latest happenings in the Western Conference. Among the highlights were observations on Mike Richards’ return to the NHL, Jarret Stoll’s progress, a surging Anze Kopitar, what might be […]

Amadio

LA Kings Prospect Tracker, Plus Playoff Matchups Set

All Canadian major junior leagues have now completed their regular seasons and playoff matchups have been set. Every Kings prospect playing in the OHL and QMJHL qualified for post-season action, with two of them even set to square off in the opening round as Spencer Watson (Kingston) will face Mike Amadio (North Bay). The Kings […]

Major News Items

Kings Top 10 Prospects MayorsManor

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

Finally, the wait is over. With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we are now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] then, be sure to check out today’s MayorsManor show. We were joined by Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch for a game preview and to talk about […]