Kings v Sharks preview, plus Shea Weber and the Oilers

The Mayor John Hoven once again joined former NHL player Jason Strudwick on his TSN Radio show in Edmonton, where the main topic was of discussion was the first round playoff match-up between the Kings and Sharks – including the names of three players to keep an eye on. Plus, they examined the situation [...]

Kings and Oilers talking up Martin Jones after 3-0 LA win

On the back of rookie goalie Martin Jones, the LA Kings just keep rolling along. With a 3-0 shutout on home ice, he became the first netminder in franchise history to start his NHL career 6-0-0. That stretch also includes three shutouts.
Overall, Darryl Sutter’s club is 14-2-4 in their last 20 games, which is a [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on TSN Radio – talking Kings, Oilers, possible trades

With the Oilers back in Southern California to play the Kings, I once again joined Jason Strudwick on TSN Radio to share some news and opinions on the two teams, previewing their game coming up at Staples Center on Tuesday… as well as talk about Team USA, Team Canada, the Sochi Olympics, the World Junior [...]

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 [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – October 27

Jarret Stoll, Garry Galley and Gene Principe were this week’s guests on West Coast Bias.
Live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, we packed in another two hours of hockey talk over the NHL Network Radio airwaves on Sunday night following the Kings-Oilers game. A full list of guests joined us, including Kings center Jarret [...]

Wayne Gretzky in Winnipeg, final game with the LA Kings

For several years in the mid-90′s it seemed like the Kings were on a ‘Closing Down the Arena’ tour, as they made their final visits to old Chicago Stadium, Boston Garden, Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, the Capital Centre just outside Washington DC and several others.
However, it was their second-to-last skate around the ice at [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on EDM radio – talking Kings pre-season questions

On Monday evening I was back on Team 1260 in Edmonton with former NHL player Jason Strudwick to share some insights and opinions on the LA Kings upcoming season. If you missed the spot when it aired live, the full segment is available below for your listening pleasure.
We’ll tackle all the major questions surrounding the [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio – the Wayne Gretzky trade, 25 years later

Perhaps no other trade in sports history ultimately defined a league as much as the 1988 NHL deal that sent Wayne Gretzky from Edmonton to Los Angeles.
Now, 25 years after that earth shattering moment, we look back at what happened then and the ripples it created for decades to come. Joining us on this edition [...]

Full Jeff Carter quotes after Kings 4-1 over Oilers

Jeff Carter after the Kings 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers…
- On the first period: “I thought we were pretty good in the first. You know, they have that one line that’ll make a few plays here and there. But, I thought we did a great job on them.”
- On how good Drew Doughty and Robyn Regehr [...]

Oilers’ coach thinks his team handed Kings the win, expected points

Late last night we posted thoughts from Oilers’ forward Taylor Hall regarding Edmonton’s 3-1 to the Kings – where he said things like, ‘They just played better than us.’ His coach, Ralph Krueger, seems to share a different opinion though. Here are some of his thoughts from the post-game presser…
- On the overall game: “We [...]