Game 5: Getzlaf returns, Ducks hyped and now lead series

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Locker room quotes from Game 5 following the Ducks win over the Stars in Anaheim..
Ducks Head Coach Bruce Boudreau on Ryan Getzlaf’s play:

“Every time you get your captain back, it’s going to make you feel better. It’s like your big brother is back. Guys felt a little more secure, and he came out and [...]

Game 3: Stars getting under Ducks skin after 3-0 shutout

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When a team is down 2-0 after opening a playoff series on the road the plan is simple, get a win in your own arena and then build from there. On Monday night in Dallas the Stars did just, shutting out the Pacific Division champion Anaheim Ducks in Game 3. Jamie Benn, who has been [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio with Dennis Bernstein

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Guest Dennis Bernstein joined us for the April 19, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio to discuss all the action taking place in the Stanley Cup Playoffs – including a deep dive on the Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks, plus in-depth talk about the Dallas Stars vs. Anaheim Ducks. [...]

The Mayor on TSN Radio talking NHL Playoffs

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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 [...]

Whitney channeling 2006 Cup Run, offering hope to Stars youth

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There are many guys around the NHL who never disappoint with their amazing quotes, regardless of the situation. Yet, if you want to get to the best of the best conversationalists, Dustin Penner, Willie Mitchell, and Rich Clune are just a few of the names who quickly come to mind in any such discussion. Equally [...]

Getzlaf, Perry, Selanne talk Ducks win in Game 2

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It was a big night for the Anaheim Ducks on Friday. After falling behind 1-0 early to the visiting Dallas Stars, they did what they found a way to do numerous times throughout the regular season, stuck to the gameplan and came storming back to beat their opposition. Following the Ducks 3-2 victory, giving them [...]

Game 1: Ducks and Stars talk 4-3 Anaheim win

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After bulding a 4-0 lead on the visiting Dallas Stars, it looked like the train might come off the tracks for the Anaheim Ducks in the third period. After pulling to wihthin one goal – and even pulling their goaltender in the final minute – the Stars came up empty, and the Ducks skated off [...]

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 [...]

Round One: Kings and Ducks playoff previews

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The Mayor John Hoven returned to the airwaves in Palm Springs earlier today, where he talked NHL Playoffs with
Julie Buehler and Geoff Bloom on Buehler’s Day Off. They focused in on the Kings/Sharks and Ducks/Stars opening round series. Who will win and why? Give it a listen using the player down below or download it [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio with Brad Schlossman

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Guest Brad Schlossman joined us for the March 23, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio to discuss the just announced brackets for the 16-team NCAA hockey playoffs.
In addition, Jonathan Davis and I reviewed all the action from around the NHL and debated which teams are peaking at the right time, as [...]