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 [...]

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 [...]

Well-traveled Eric Nystrom planting roots in Nashville

Journeyman isn’t a word usually associated with a former first round draft pick, but it’s likely appropriate for left wing Eric Nystrom. Originally selected 10th overall by Calgary back in 2002, he only spent three seasons with the Flames at the NHL level before signing a free agent contract with the Wild in the summer [...]

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 [...]

Rookie Seth Jones talks Kings prospects and life in Nashville

Rookie Seth Jones was in town this weekend, but it wasn’t his first trip to Los Angeles. In fact, his trip to Staples Center on Saturday wasn’t even the first time the 19-year old defenseman had been inside the arena.
“I was actually in LA with my agency’s training camp a few times and I was [...]

Instant Quotes: Kings and Preds talk Nashville’s 4-3 win in LA

Post-game quotes from both locker rooms following the Nashville Predators 4-3 win over the LA Kings on Saturday night…
- Coach Darryl Sutter on Tyler Toffoli: “I give him credit, those kids had a long day yesterday, they didn’t get out until 10:30 last night and didn’t get here until midnight, so I thought he had [...]

Rich Clune has some serious opinions on Dustin Brown being a predator

To properly set the stage for our conversation with Nashville Predators forward Rich Clune, some people may need a quick refresher on what’s gone down recently. In a nutshell, former NHL defenseman Garry Galley went on Hockey Night in Canada radio and listed a group of eight players – whom he called ‘the Crazy Eights.’ [...]

Barry Trotz on Kings-Preds roster changes prior to game in LA

On Rich Clune, who will return to the line-up for Nashville: 
“Clune has actually played quite well, it’s just the number of forwards we have, we’ve been struggling a little bit offensively. So then we’re considering putting more offensive guys in there. As a junior, he scored as a junior, and he has good poise and [...]

Fill In The Blank: Feedback from back-to-back wins by Kings

It’s time for more input from the readers.
For the first time since December 2008, the Kings played back-to-back home games on Monday and Tuesday.
The first contest featured a boring 40 minutes, where the Kings were limited to just six shots on goal, but began the third period with a 1-0 lead. Then came an offensive explosion [...]