NHL Awards – selections submitted for 2013 regular season honors

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Beginning Monday, the NHL will start to announce the nominees for the 2013 Regular Season Awards, beginning with the three Calder Trophy candidates. This comes on the heals of having members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (myself included) submit our nominees in various categories just before the playoffs began. We were asked to provide [...]

Reaction from Blue Jackets’ locker room after 2-1 loss in LA

CBJ at Kings - April 2013

Following the Blue Jackets 2-1 loss to the Kings on Thursday night, here’s what was being said in the Columbus locker room…
- Coach Todd Richards on the overall game : “There’s big plays that happened throughout the game. The biggest play we turn the puck over, we weren’t working back to position hard enough on [...]

Flash quotes from Kings’ locker room after 2-1 win over CBJ

CBJ at LA Kings - Kopitar April 2013

Following the Kings 2-1 win over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets, here’s what was being said in the LA locker room…
- Darryl Sutter on the game recap: “We played desperate against a desperate hockey club. There was lot’s going on out there, typical Columbus and LA game right? Heavy lifting.”
- Sutter on Matt Greene: “I [...]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 44 – Blue Jackets at Kings

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Somehow, the Columbus Blue Jackets often find a way to be part of an LA Kings story.  Last season there was the Jack Johnson for Jeff Carter trade and the famous clock issue at Staples Center.  This season there was the booing of Carter in Columbus.  But, tonight may be just as big – perhaps even bigger [...]

It’s all about Jeff Carter and Jack Johnson

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With the Columbus Blue Jackets in town to face the LA Kings, it’s not that surprising that most of the talk over the last 24 hours has been about Jeff Carter and Jack Johnson. After all, they were the two central pieces in a trade last season that helped change things for both franchises. Columbus received [...]

Bernier laughs at any notion of a goalie controversy in LA

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Make no mistake about it, Jonathan Quick is the Kings starting goaltender.
Yet, coach Darryl Sutter caught the attention of many people on Friday morning when it was learned Jonathan Bernier would be starting for the second game in a row. Even the guy playing was confused at first.
“I was a little surprised to be honest,” [...]

Fill In The Blank: Game 12 feedback – Kings def Jackets

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It’s time for more input from the readers.
Kyle Clifford showed off some of more of his new offensive flare last night, giving the Kings a 1-0 lead in the second period. Later, Mike Richards added his second goal – and 400th point of his career – and that was all the Kings needed. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier [...]

Kyle Clifford – ‘I don’t want to just be a fighter’

We’ve already heard from coach Darryl Sutter, Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar. Now, here’s what Kyle Clifford had to say following the Kings 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night…
- On his goal (shown below): “Just got the puck on net and good things happen…I’d like to say that’s where I wanted [...]

CBJ at LA: Pre-game comments from Kopitar, Richards, Penner, etc.

When Kings’ coach Darryl Sutter gave a major shake-up to the team’s lines last weekend there were some odd pairings on paper. However, the results worked out fine, perhaps even better than expected. LA played a solid game in Detroit on Sunday and then picked up a dominating win in St. Louis on Monday.
Here’s some [...]

VIDEO: Jack Johnson previews his first game back at Staples Center

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson previews tonight’s game vs. the LA Kings…

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