Biz Nasty 3.0: Paul Bissonnette’s New, Slightly Lower Profile

September 23, 2010 – Paul Bissonnette still remembers the preseason game. If you got jumped by Kyle Clifford, you would too. “He did what he had to do,” says the 30 year-old-forward, with a restrained snarl. He wanted to square off. Clifford, a rookie who wore number 64 at that time, wanted to get in […]

One-on-One: Mike Futa on Sekera and Dealing Prospects

We continue our ongoing coverage of L.A.’s trade with Carolina by checking in with Mike Futa, Kings Vice President of Hockey Operations. As noted in our initial article following breaking the trade on twitter, Futa and the 28-year-old defenseman have a history together, going back to their days in the Ontario Hockey League. Here are […]

Kings VP Mike Futa Explains Paul Bissonnette Signing

Paul Bissonnette is fascinating.
He was a defenseman in the OHL who went on to become a left win g in the NHL.
He was a member of Canada’s Under-18 gold medal winning team and was named MVP of junior hockey’s Top Prospects game. Yet, in the NHL, he has primarily been known as a fighter.
During the […]