Logan Couture – Kings v Sharks pre-game thoughts

Pre-game thoughts from Logan Couture following the Sharks morning skate in LA on Wednesday…
On the difficulty of playing at Staples Center:
“They play hard in their building. They come out fast, they come out hard. The fans are loud, they’re into it. It’s a tough environment to come into. But hopefully we can change it [...]

Disheartened Oilers arrive in LA under cloud of questions

Will the Oilers acquire a goaltender anytime soon? Is a defenseman more likely to land in Edmonton first? These are just a few of the questions surrounding the young, on-the-rise team. However, following another loss on Saturday, the words coming out of the locker room are starting to show the mounting frustration.
After giving up a [...]

Calgary Flames teenage prospect setting NHL on fire this month

When the Calgary Flames arrived in New Jersey for the 2013 Draft, they were the envy of the league – a position they haven’t been in for much of the past 10 years. Holding three picks in the first round was, at least on paper, going to give them a good shot at rebuilding a [...]

The Coaches: Ducks’ Bruce Boudreau vs Flames’ Bob Hartley

Coming off a season that couldn’t have looked much different for two teams playing in the same league, early indicators are things could be different for the Ducks and Flames this time around. A year ago, Bruce Boudreau’s Anaheim club claimed the Pacific Division title and re-signed their captain to an eight-year contract. Meanwhile in [...]

Kings v Rangers preview with NY coach Alain Vigneault

Raw comments from New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, in advance of Monday’s game vs. the LA Kings…
On sending JT Miller down after he’d played so well in the pre-season:
“In talking with both Glen [Sather, President and General Manager] and Jeff [Gorton, Assistant General Manager] about our numbers situation, we felt…[he’s] such a young player [...]

VIDEO: Press Conference of the Year – Flyers hire new coach

Little words are needed here, just sit back and watch the video. While it’s never easy to talk about a guy losing his job, that’s not really what’s highlighted in the clip. Instead, watch the Philly media attack Flyers management and owner Ed Snider. You’ll quickly understand why both sides have the reputations they do…

Perhaps [...]

Ducks coach not high on Penner at the moment

Raw quotes from Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau following Monday’s on-ice action at training camp in Anaheim…
On if any concerns he had a few weeks ago have been alleviated now that camp is winding down:
“The biggest concern is that I’d like to see us all play together before the season starts. The great thing for me about having [...]

Line combos and expectations for Saturday’s Kings v Ducks Rookie Game

No rest for the wicked. Rookie Camp opened on Wednesday with the dreaded Wingate test, then a few dozen Kings prospects hit the ice for two-a-day practices on Thursday and Friday…and now it’s game time!
Tonight in Anaheim, the Kings will face off with the Ducks in Game 1 of a series that will also involve a re-match Monday [...]

Two weeks to go, time to start talking hockey again

In just two short weeks the Kings’ top prospects will be back on the ice for Rookie Camp, kicking off the 2013-14 NHL season. While most of the players attending will eventually end up in the AHL (Manchester), ECHL (Ontario) or their respective junior clubs, there are at least a few guys expected to fight [...]

Mark Hardy links Doughty and a Kings prospect, plus talks future plans

Monday afternoon at Moorpark Country Club, about an hour northwest of Staples Center, former Kings Jim Fox and Dave Taylor held their 25th annual charity golf tournament. Even though the two public faces of the event have long since been retired, both are still as popular as ever judging by the excited group of fans [...]