Draft 2014: Ducks First Round Pick, Nick Ritchie

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With the tenth overall selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the Anaheim Ducks selected Nick Ritchie from the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League
Ritchie was ranked No. 6 by , No. 7 North American skater by NHL Central Scouting, and No. 10 by International Scouting Service
TSN’s director of scouting Craig Button said about [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio with Luc Robitaille after Game 7

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Guest Luc Robitaille of the Kings and Steve Carroll of the Ducks joined us for the May 16, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio, live from the Honda Center following Game 7 of the Stanely Cup Playoffs. We talked all about the Kings defeating the Ducks and looked ahead to the [...]

Handshake Line: Teemu mic’d up after Kings-Ducks Game 7

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Teemu Selanne was mic’d up for the handshake line following his final NHL game…

Comments from Selanne after the game can be found here.
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Game 7: Anze Kopitar after Kings eliminate Ducks

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Anze Kopitar post-game comments…
On what makes the team so confident in Game 7:

“…A sense of comfort, too, even though we got obviously down in the first series and being down in this series, too. We play our best hockey when our backs are against the wall. We’ll get to enjoy this one tonight and start [...]

Game 7: Justin Williams breaks down Kings eliminating Ducks

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The players pictured above are now a combined 24-0 in Game 7s. One of them, Justin Williams, shared the following thoughts after the Kings eliminated the Ducks on Friday night…
On facing Chicago:

“They got our number last year. We certainly want to make it back to the Cup Finals. You have to beat the best to be [...]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings-Ducks Game 7 Preview

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Enjoy the free replay of today’s Mayor’s Minutes from NHL Network Radio with Boomer Gordon. This is a Kings-Ducks Game 7 preview, where we talked about stats, experience, Teemu Selanne, Justin Williams, Willie Mitchell, Marian Gaborik, Ryan Getzlaf, Anze Kopitar, John Gibson, defense, the coaches and more. Give it a listen…
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Pre-Game 7: Anaheim Ducks morning skate quotes

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Comments from the Anaheim Ducks locker room following their pre-Game 7 skate at the Honda Center – including Cam Fowler, Ryan Getzlaf, coach Bruce Boudreau and more…

Video courtesy of the Anaheim Ducks
Kings coach Darryl Sutter comments can be found here.
Thoughts Kings forwards from Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll and Trevor Lewis were posted here.

Pre-Game 7: Justin Williams says Kings will use inner arrogance

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Kings forward Justin Williams is 5-0 in his career when playing in a Game 7. Following the Kings morning skate at the Honda Center, in advance of tonight’s match-up with the Anaheim Ducks, he shared the following…
Williams on emotions:
“Every Game 7 brings about the same butterflies, anxiousness, and excitement for me. They’re all the same.”
Williams [...]

Pre-Game 7: Darryl Sutter quotes from morning skate

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Comments from Kings coach following the team’s morning skate at Honda Center, in advance of Game 7 vs. the Anaheim Ducks later today…
Darryl Sutter on pressure of a Game 7:
“Both teams won enough through the season and during the playoffs that if you can only play one game of a series, like you do doing [...]

PREDICTION: Dustin Penner on Kings-Ducks Game 7

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Dustin Penner has made only one appearance in the first Kings-Ducks series to ever rally matter.
That wasn’t the way it was supposed to go down.
But last summer, after three playoff runs with the Kings, it was time to move on. No problem though, no hard feelings. He openly thanked Kings GM Dean Lombardi, coach Darryl [...]