Some pretty disturbing numbers around the NHL

As we hit the quarter poll of the NHL season it’s time to go inside the numbers and what he have found for some teams is truly disturbing. The Edmonton Oilers (3.73), Calgary Flames (3.71), Florida Panthers (3.19) and NY Islanders (3.14) are at the bottom of the NHL Goals Against stats chart.
Edmonton has surrendered [...]

AUDIO: West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – November 17, 2013

Fresh on the heals of six games played throughout North America earlier in the day, West Coast Bias once again took to the NHL Network Radio airwaves on Sunday night. We packed a full two-hour show with special guests, highlights and discussion – primarily focused on the Western Conference.
Along with my co-host Jonathan Davis, we [...]

AUDIO: West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – November 10, 2013

West Coast Bias was back at the Honda Center in Anaheim this week, broadcasting live on NHL Network Radio – and it was two hours of non-stop hockey talk, primarily about the Western Conference.
Along with my co-host Jonathan Davis, we covered all the key games of the weekend, spoke with Eric Stephens of the Orange [...]

AUDIO: West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – November 3, 2013

Along with my co-host Jonathan Davis, we packed another two hours of hockey talk into this week’s episode of West Coast Bias over on NHL Network Radio. Joining us for some of the fun was former goaltender Kelly Hrudey of Hockey Night in Canada, plus veteran official (and author) Kerry Fraser.
One of the key highlights [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – talking Clifford, Kings plans

Over the weekend I joined host Nick Alberga for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed MayorsManor breaking the news of Kyle Clifford’s new two-year contract with the Kings, Willie Mitchell’s [...]

POLL: Blake, Roenick or others for Hockey Hall of Fame?

Taking a brief break from the Development Camp Preview series with the LA Kings prospects to focus on something else happening this week.
Tomorrow the Hockey Hall of Fame will announce the names of the four players who will forever be enshrined into the hallowed institution during a big ceremony in November.
Last year’s class was Pavel [...]

Dean Lombardi’s latest update on Willie Mitchell

Going all the way back to this conversation with Kings GM Dean Lombardi in early April, there’s been a dark cloud hanging over the future playing career of defenseman Willie Mitchell.
When the lockout shortened season began it looked like he’d be back in a few weeks, then maybe months.  Once he was shut down for [...]

Jonathan Quick on his struggles, his teammates and being ‘in the same boat’ as the Avs

Quotes from LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick on Sunday’s end-of-season conference call…
On the feelings and emotions today:
“The first feeling I would say is disappointment. I think a lot of our team and I think that we could have made a push for it there again. I think as a team, and individually, I don’t think [...]

Mike Richards – was a believer, now just heartbroken

Quotes from Mike Richards on Sunday’s end-of-season conference call…
On where this playoff run ranks in difficulty compared to previous runs:
“I’m not sure. It’s a tough question right now, haven’t had much time to look back on it. I know physically it’s been one of the most grueling, just with the first series how physical it [...]

Kopitar – no significant injury during the playoffs, no surgery coming

When your cap hit is more than a million dollars above every other forward on the team, high expectations come with the territory. So when Anze Kopitar scored just 10 goals during the regular season and had only two more through 17 post-season contests, it wasn’t surprising that questions were popping up all around him. In [...]