WCF Game 1: Ducks and Blackhawks talk Anaheim’s 4-1 Win

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An early goal from Hampus Lindholm gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead in the first period and they went on to earn a 4-1 victory over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. Anaheim defensemen continue to lead all other blueline groups in the NHL’s post-season, having now recorded 32 […]

10 Questions with Jamie McBain: His Past, Present, and Future

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Perhaps lost in the all the hoopla surrounding the Kings defense this year – which included the loss of Willie Mitchell, Slava Voynov’s legal issues, the emergence of Brayden McNabb, retirement of Robyn Regehr, and trade for Andrej Sekera – was an under-the-radar performance by Jamie McBain.
Originally selected in the second round of the 2006 […]

Quick Quotes after Ducks def Flames in Game 2

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Following Anaheim’s 3-0 win over the Calgary Flames in Game 2, which also served as Ducks goaltender Frederik Anderson’s first career shutout, here is what was being said in both locker rooms…
Ryan Kesler on winning in any fashion:
“We knew we’d get their best push, and I thought we generated a lot in the first. They came back […]

GM 1 Morning Skate: Ducks Getzlaf on Series with Flames

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Comments from Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf following the Anaheim Ducks morning skate in advance of Game 1 vs. the visiting Calgary Flames…
On the kind of game he wants to play given the layoff:
“The important thing was our practice this week and the preparation. I thought we did a great job of ramping things up and […]

Kyle Clifford – ‘This isn’t just a tight team, it’s a tight organization’

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Kings GM Dean Lombardi has already provided local media with his thoughts (and there were lots of them) regarding his club missing the playoffs. Same for Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, who met with the media following exit interviews on Monday at Toyota Sports Center. Their thoughts are posted here – including what it might […]

FREE REPLAY: WCB on NHL Radio with Bob McKenzie, and Others

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Bob McKenzie of TSN, Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period magazine, Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators, and Shawn Campbell of Montreal Canadiens radio all joined this week’s Two Man Advantage show on NHL Network Radio with Jonathan Davis to talk about the status of the Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa […]

Dustin Brown on Fixing the Kings, Pushing Back on Sutter

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Never one to shy away from the media, Kings captain Dustin Brown met with a small group gathered at the team’s training facility in El Segundo earlier today. Following his club missing the playoffs for the first time since 2009, there was obvious disappointment and many in management, as well as inside the locker room, […]

Brown, Kopitar, Sutter on Life Without Stoll and Williams

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Among the Kings myriad of roster issues needing to be addressed over the next two months is what to do with pending unrestricted free agent forwards Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams. Both were critical pieces to the team’s two Stanley Cups. However, given the salary cap issues facing GM Dean Lombardi, there likely won’t be […]

Kopitar Reflects on Down Season and Potential Contract Extension

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Kings center Anze Kopitar met with the media at the team’s training center today following his exit interview with management. Early on in the discussion, Kopitar revealed he will soon join Team Slovenia at the IIHF World Championships because, after all, “It’s kinda hard to say no to your Dad.”
Below are additional highlights from the […]

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

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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 home […]