The following article is part of a continuing series this season, where MayorsManor correspondent David Hofreiter provides commentary on prospects playing in the Canadian-based major junior leagues and US-based college hockey programs. He’ll spend time tracking a player, then offer some opinions and observations based on a single game or multiple games, depending on the [...]
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 help us along.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie was on in the first hour [...]
With the game scoreless on Saturday night, Willie Mitchell put a hard hit on Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog in overtime (see video above). Moments later Colorado scored to take a 1-0 win. But, back in the locker room, Landeskog was first talking up LA’s veteran defenseman.
“I was trying to get a shot off, but I [...]
One of the marks of a great team is their ability to face and overcome adversity.
Still feeling the effects of NHL call-ups paired with a rash of injuries, the Monarchs turned to new faces to fill out their roster once again. Recently signed to professional tryout agreements, forwards A.J. Gale, Cameron Burt, and Mike Ullrich [...]
Where do you even begin with 41-year-old Jaromir Jagr? Currently, he’s posted four goals in the last three games. Against the Kings, he has 30 points in 30 games lifetime. And after his overtime marker in Los Angeles on Thursday, he’s now tied with Mario Lemieux for 690 career goals, good enough for ninth best in [...]
When the Ducks last left Honda Center for an eastern road trip, they were 8-0 at home and coming off an 8-1 stretch overall. But, then the tide turned. Wednesday night they returned to Anaheim following losses to Florida, Tampa Bay, Carolina and Pittsburgh.
Things appeared to be going their way most of the night, until [...]
On Wednesday afternoon, Manchester Monarchs coach Mark Morris was a guest on NHL Network Radio with host Scott Laughlin. During the course of the conversation, Morris had plenty to say about the Kings top prospects, both the players currently with the big club and several of the stars-in-waiting down in the AHL. Here’s a transcript [...]
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 [...]
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:
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.