RECAP: LA Kings dman Rob Scuderi on NHL Live

Veteran Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi joined the guys on NHL Live radio earlier this morning.
Among the topics were trade rumors and the play of Jack Johnson. Below are the key highlights…
[as always, these are near quotes - some information has been paraphrased]
Q: Being from the greater New York area, how many tickets did you [...]

Cruising the Mall with Simmonds and Doughty

What’s the first thing Wayne Simmonds did upon returning to Los Angeles recently?
“I didn’t do much. I pretty much slept all day (Sunday). When you’re on a long road trip like that you don’t always get the sleep that you want. So, when you come home and you get that day off you use it [...]

Willie Mitchell Not Sure What Went Wrong

As of Saturday morning the Kings were flying high, having picked up points in 11 straight games.
Later than night they were playing the Islanders – one of the worst teams in the league. Granted, it was being played in Long Island, not the comfy confines of Staples Center. Yet still, they should have been able [...]

Terry Murray Explains Andrei Loktionov Decision

On one hand, Andrei Loktionov being reassigned to Manchester yesterday wasn’t that surprising – considering the Kings needed a roster spot for the returning Marco Sturm.
However, the crafty Russian seemed to be playing much better since returning to his natural center position when the just-completed road trip began.
After practice today coach Terry Murray offered some [...]

End of the Road for Kings Point Streak (w/ video)

Prior to the game Kings Coach Terry Murray said the team needed a win over the Islanders to make a good road trip a great one.
So, 3-1-2 is going to have to be good enough.
Clearly, his players weren’t ready to go when the puck first dropped. However, the same cant be said for the home [...]

Ponikarovsky’s Points and Westgarth’s Fists

One of my favorite quotes from a Kings player as they wrapped up practice last week in El Segundo (before heading out on this six game road trip through the Easter Conference) was Alexei Ponikarovsky saying “I think all the teams we’re going to play on this trip are pretty good teams. So, it’s going [...]

Whiskey In The Morning

No, that’s not Davis Drewiske sportin’ some new ink.
That king tattoo belongs to Josh Todd, lead singer for Buckcherry.
If you’ve never heard of them, you’re probably at least heard them – provided you’ve been to Staples Center this season and returned to your seat prior to the end of the second intermission. Right before the [...]

Kings-Islanders Preview with Billy Jaffe

If you’re thinking ‘Hmm, Billy Jaffre – that name sounds familiar,’ it’s probably because you’re seen or heard him on the NHL Network. He’s all over the place there these days, including serving as a regular co-host on NHL Live in the mornings and being featured during On The Fly in the evenings.
He also won [...]

Westgarth – Cheerleading For The Wolfpack

Although patience is a virtue, there’s little worse than waiting.
When it comes to Kevin Westgarth, things have gotten to the point that he just smiles and laughs when he sees me coming. Of course he already knows what we’re going to talk about.
He knows the drill. He knows the routine. So, we’re just having fun [...]

OHL Season Kickoff w/ Ottawa GM Brian Kilrea

Yesterday’s look at the Windsor Spitfires featured a glimpse into the man running the reigning and defending champion (that’s a Bruce Buffer-ism for all you MMA fans), Warren Rychel.
Later tonight, the OHL season gets underway for two franchises at different points in their development. Neither the Ottawa 67s, nor the Soo Greyhounds enter action ranked in [...]