West Coast Bias with Eric Stephens – talking Kings, Ducks, trades, Hall of Fame

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Guest Eric Stephens joined us on West Coast Bias for the October 19, 2014 show on NHL Network Radio.
We covered the Kings defeat of the visiting Minnesota Wild, the San Jose Sharks loss to the New York Rangers, as well as the Anaheim Ducks shutout over the St. Louis Blues. Among the other issues debated [...]

Game 5: Gaborik, Kopitar, Sutter talk loss to Ducks

Sutter on Kings bench

Quotes from the Kings locker room following their 4-3 loss to the Ducks in Game 5…
Anze Kopitar on facing elimination:
“Now we have to go home and win a home game. That’s the bottom line. There is no secret to it. We want to come back here and give us a chance.”
Kopitar on giveaways:
“We didn’t manage [...]

Game 5: Ducks talk 4-3 win over Kings

Ducks win Game 6 vs Kings

Quotes from the Ducks locker room following their 4-3 win over the visiting Kings in Game 5:
John Gibson on the overall game:
“I think I got tested more. I got more shots, and the guys did a really good job in front of me again. That’s why we’re winning.”
Gibson on the final minute:
“We knew they were [...]

Ducks and Kings quotes after Game 4 in LA

Game 3 Anaheim Ducks Ryan Getzlaf goal

Post-game quotes from both locker rooms following the Ducks 2-0 win over the Kings in Game 4 on Saturday night…
Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter on pulling Jonathan Quick:

“It wasn’t difficult, the thought process was that we had given up two goals. We should have done it sooner…they were scared to shoot.”
Sutter on John Gibson:

“We were [...]

What to expect from the LA Kings at the 2013 NHL Draft

NHL Draft 2013 Kings

After sitting through a very boring fall, where the NHL didn’t play any games in October, November or December – things have been moving along at a fairly break-neck pace ever since.
First came 48 games in 99 days, then the post-season, the NHL Awards (well, sort of), the crowning of a new champion…and now, this [...]

Kings officially saying goodbye to two prospects this week

LA Kings Top 10 prospect rankings 2013 MayorsManor

As they say, the show must go on.
So, right in the middle of the NHL playoffs – and just as the Blackhawks and Red Wings were set to face off in Game 7 – we were on the phone with Kings Vice President and Assistant General Manager Ron Hextall.
Why would we be talking prospects now [...]

Quick cleared, Bernier rumors and the Kings goaltending depth

Quick LA Kings practice 01-2012 MayorsManor

Just minutes after practicing with several of his teammates today Jonathan Quick uttered a few simple words that gave Kings fans and management an opportunity to exhale.
Their runaway MVP of last season shared that he’s been medically cleared to play.
As reported back in October when Quick was skating in separate sessions from his NHLPA brethren, the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner was never actually [...]

Coaches evaluations following LA Kings Dev Camp

Kings Camp MayorsManor

Now that the Kings have wrapped up their annual Development Camp, it’s time to see what some of the coaches and players thought of the experience. We’ll start off with Nelson Emerson (player development coach) and Kim Dillabaugh (goaltending coach). Then, in the next article, we’ll hear from several participants – including 2012 draftee Tomas [...]

The Hockey News gives LA Kings prospect pool a C+

prospect report

This year’s edition of Future Watch, a special publication put out annually by the folks at The Hockey News, brings a mixed bag of information regarding the LA Kings prospect pool. First off, they gave the team an overall grade of C+, which is quite a drop off from the A- rating of last year.
However, [...]

WJC 2012: Kings prospects face-off on TV today at noon

The 2012 World Junior Championship is underway in Alberta, Canada. The top tournament for under-20 year old hockey players kicked off Monday with wins by Team USA and Canada.
Today, both teams are back in action again – with the U.S. facing Finland and Canada squaring off with the Czech Republic.
Of note, the US/Finland game [...]