AUDIO: West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – November 3, 2013

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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 […]

Dustin Brown on team conditioning and his injured knee

Brown Dustin - practice April 2013

Among the many injuries announced when the Kings were eliminated from the playoffs was a knee injury to captain Dustin Brown. At the time, it was said that had it not been the playoffs, he probably would have been sidelined for about a month.
During Thursday’s conference call to talk about his new eight-year contract extension, […]

Lombardi talks more positively about Willie Mitchell’s future

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In a bit of a change from several recent answers, Kings GM Dean Lombardi was speaking more positively when asked about the future of Willie Mitchell during today’s conference call. Take a look…
“That’s added to the dilemma, right?” Lombardi said, referring to Mitchell’s $3.5 million contract that would be ‘freed up cap space’ should he […]

VIDEO: Darryl Sutter has surgery performed by a robot

Sutter at Kings Cup parade 2012

If you missed the recent report on CBS Los Angeles, here’s an in-depth update on Kings coach Darryl Sutter’s recent surgery performed by a robot – including comments about his recovery and current condition…

[UPDATE – June 23, 2013] During a conference call earlier today to discuss the trade of Jonathan Bernier to Toronto, Kings GM […]

Jonathan Quick on his struggles, his teammates and being ‘in the same boat’ as the Avs

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Quotes from LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick on Sunday’s end-of-season conference call…
On the feelings and emotions today:
“The first feeling I would say is disappointment. I think a lot of our team and I think that we could have made a push for it there again. I think as a team, and individually, I don’t think […]

Kopitar – no significant injury during the playoffs, no surgery coming

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When your cap hit is more than a million dollars above every other forward on the team, high expectations come with the territory. So when Anze Kopitar scored just 10 goals during the regular season and had only two more through 17 post-season contests, it wasn’t surprising that questions were popping up all around him. In […]

NHL explains the Duncan Keith suspension

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For your convenience, comments made by coach Darryl Sutter and other Kings players earlier today are linked down below.
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VIDEO: Dave Bolland’s hit on Mike Richards in Game 1 – Kings at Blackhawks

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The following video is of Dave Bolland’s hit on Mike Richards late in the third period of Game 1 between the Kings and Blackhawks. It was a bit of deja vu as well. Back in Game 1 of LA’s second round series with San Jose, the Kings had to contend with a hit by Raffi […]

Anze Kopitar update from Friday’s Kings practice

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Comments from Kings center Anze Kopitar…
On Dustin Brown hitting him with a puck:
“I guess the stick was not enough, so he had to shoot a puck in my face.”
On the severity of his injury:
“I’ve felt better before but with the situation, coming out with a couple stitches is not too bad.”
On his coming back into […]

VIDEO: NHL explains Raffi Torres suspension

NHL playoffs 2013

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for the remainder of the second round of the playoffs for his hit on Jarret Stoll. Here’s the full NHL explanation…

Meanwhile, Stoll remains sidelined following the hit. He will not play in Game 2 tonight and Brad Richardson will take his place in the Kings’ line-up.
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