Some pretty disturbing numbers around the NHL

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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 [...]

Ben Bishop’s NHL debut vs LA Kings, thank you Sarah Palin

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Politics essentially started the career of Tampa Bay Lighting goaltender Ben Bishop.
Back then, he was a member of the Blues. Prior to their game on October 24, 2008, Republican Vice-Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin was in St. Louis to drop the ceremonial first puck…

Starting goalie Manny Legace tripped on the carpet that had been laid out [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – week two

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Stu Grimson and Michael Russo guest on West Coast Bias.
Week two of the newest show on NHL Network Radio is on the air! Jonathan Davis and I are back with the latest edition of West Coast Bias, where we were joined by Nashville Predators color analyst Stu Grimson and Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star [...]

Saturday Media Call: Comments from Dustin Penner

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As noted in our earlier article with Justin Williams, the Kings’ PR staff arranged a special media conference call today. Here’s what Dustin Penner had to say…
On the possibility of facing the Sharks or Ducks:
“Both teams have similar players to our team.  We’re familiar with both teams.  Obviously, Anaheim would be shorter for travel – [...]

Comments from Blues’ locker room after being eliminated by Kings

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After being eliminated by the Kings by a 2-1 final in Game 6, here’s what was being said back in the St. Louis Blues’ locker room…
- Coach Ken Hitchcock on the overall series: “I think that’s probably the story of the series for us: missed opportunities. We had a lot of people play very hard, but [...]

Post-Game 6 Comments from Darryl Sutter

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Comments from coach Darryl Sutter after the Kings eliminated the St. Louis Blues and advanced to the second round of the 2013 NHL playoffs…
On if he knew that Penner’s goal was good:
“You know what?  Clock couldn’t tell you, right?  But we got it within a couple seconds if there was still two-tenths.  So we knew [...]

Post-Game 6 Comments from Dustin Penner

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On how he raises his game in the playoffs:
“When the game means a lot more, it’s definitely more fun to play.  It brings out the best in a lot of players, sometimes it brings out the worst in guys.  Speaking for our team in general, I think these games bring out the best in us.”
On [...]

Post-Game 6 Comments from Anze Kopitar

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Comments from Anze Kopitar after the Kings eliminated the Blues and advanced to the second round…
On how good it feels to come back from a 2-0 deficit:
“It feels good.  I mean we realize we have some room for improvement too, and you know, and shocker, Quicky came out huge for us again the last couple [...]