The Mayor on TSN Radio talking NHL Playoffs

The Mayor John Hoven returned to TSN Radio over the weekend, once again joining host Matthew Ross of Game Points. They took a lap around the NHL and hit a multitude of playoff series – including Kings v Sharks, Blackhawks v Blues, Ducks v Stars, Wild v Avalanche, Canadiens v Lightning, Carey Price, Brent Seabrook [...]

MayorsManor: Thoughts on the 2014 NHL Awards Nominees

Last year, through the Professional Hockey Writers Association, I was honored to be part of the voting body responsible for most of the major NHL Awards. Following the end of the lockout shortened season, I posted my selections, as submitted, with brief comments. The article was well received, so I thought I’d offer my thoughts [...]

CONTEST: Win a free NHL Fathead via West Coast Bias

Coming up on this weekend’s edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio (SiriusXM), we’ll be announcing our end-of-year contest. In partnership with Fathead, West Coast Bias will be giving away three NHL Fatheads between now and December 31st. Each week, beginning this Sunday, one lucky listener will win the opportunity to select the Fathead [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio – McKenzie, Nickson and Roenick

Bob McKenzie, Nick Nickson and Jeremy Roenick guest on West Coast Bias.
Even with only two games on the schedule, there was still plenty to talk about around the NHL on Sunday night. West Coast Bias was back on the NHL Network Radio airwaves for more than two hours and we had three special guests to [...]

Martin St Louis not in a milestone mood

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Martin St. Louis is beyond being described as just the exception to the rule. How many strikes can life throw at a guy, yet he still finds success?
Listed at just 5-foot-8, St. Louis made his NHL debut with Calgary in 1998, but has spent most of his career in Florida. While those few facts [...]

Goalie Ben Bishop talks loss to Kings and challenges vs. Pacific

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop hasn’t had much success against the Kings.  With Tuesday night’s loss in LA, he’s now managed only one win in four tries and sports a .885 save percentage for his efforts.
Here’s what he had to share when we caught up with him after the game…
On playing against the Kings:
“The [...]

Justin Williams on the Kings’ kids, payback and hogwash

Kings forward Justin Williams picked up an assist on LA’s first goal of the game against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, then added a goal of his own early in the second period. With three shots and a plus-2 rating to go along with his two-point performance, Williams earned the third star of the game.
Following [...]

Coach Speak: Darryl Sutter talks Kings 5-2 win over Lightning

Following the Kings 5-2 win at home over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night, here’s what LA coach Darryl Sutter had to share…
- On Ben Scrivens’ play: “He didn’t have much work tonight. Only needed four or five saves. He made a big save in the third…That’s why we’re a good team. We [...]

NHL players no longer excited by trips to play California teams

Last Saturday, the Lightning suffered their first loss to a Western Conference opponent when they were rocked 6-3 by the Phoenix Coyotes. Starting tonight in Los Angeles, the Lightning begin a stretch of three games in four days through California that will see them conclude the trip with back to back games in San Jose [...]

Lightning arrive in LA after getting manhandled in the desert

Teams around the league are quickly learning that trips through California and Arizona aren’t much fun these days and they certainly aren’t easy.
Over the weekend, the Tampa Bay Lightning became the latest victims of the grueling swing, dropping a 6-3 contest to the Coyotes. Now, they arrive in SoCal, ready for games this week vs. [...]