A look at the LA Kings 2014 trade deadline possibilities

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For some reason, the trade questions are flooding in from hockey fans way more than in years past. That’s a good thing, but it’s also challenging to answer everybody on Twitter, Facebook, email, radio, etc. So, let’s just take one comprehensive look at what the Kings might be up to. Below are many of the [...]

Instant Quotes from Kings and Blackhawks Locker Rooms

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Instant Quotes from Kings and Blackhawks Locker Rooms…
Coach Darryl Sutter on the overall game:
“I think that we have a couple of guys that are frustrated with their own games. I think we battled back against the Stanley Cup Champions after being down 2-0. I think the guys that are playing well are confident guys. I [...]

Comments from Blackhawks’ locker room after Game 4 win

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Flash quotes from the Blackhawks locker room following their Game 4 victory in LA…
Niklas Hjalmarsson on the overall game: “We played really well defensively after we scored the third goal. We just chipped the puck down and the puck went to their end pretty quick so we didn’t have to play that much in our [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio: Kings at Blackhawks preview with Tab Bamford

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In advance of Sunday’s Kings vs. Blackhawks game we invited Tab Bamford onto the MayorsManor show.  He’s a featured writer fot The Fourth Period Magazine and and covers Chicago hockey for CommittedIndian.com.
In the episode below we’ll take a look at some of the key storylines heading into the game, including – power play woes, Michal Rozsival [...]

Word Association: Six Kings take on Four Blackhawks

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Sunday afternoon the suddenly surging Kings will get a chance to extract a little revenge on the red-hot Blackhawks in Chicago.  It was just last month that the two teams met in Los Angeles on opening day of the 2013 season.   That game was a decisive win for the road team and the Kings are [...]

Comments from Blackhawks locker room after 5-2 win in LA

Earlier today the Blackhawks played in their second ‘banner ceremony game’ in the last three seasons. After winning the Stanley Cup in 2010, they lost their home opener the following season to the Detroit Red Wings by a final score of 3-2. Here, they flipped the script.
Following a 45 minute ceremony that saw the Kings [...]

Johnson and Sutter talk LA power play and goaltending

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The Kings lost 1-0 to the Jets in overtime last night, on a goal by Evander Kane. Earlier in the game, Winnipeg’s young forward had tried starting a fight with LA defenseman Jack Johnson after taking umbrage with a hit put on teammate Blake Wheeler. Not much [...]

Quotes from Winnipeg locker room after def LA 1-0 in OT

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In their first trip back to the ‘Peg in 15 years, the Kings topped the Jets 31-27 in shots on goal. However, the home team had the edge in hits (28-26), blocked shots (24-12) and the all important scoreboard. It may have taken overtime to do [...]

Blackhawks game – three points of view from LA blueline

Tonight will be the first match-up of the year between the Kings and Blackhawks. Last season, Chicago took all four games in the series, pushing their win streak over Los Angeles to six straight and they’re 9-0-1 in the last 10 meetings overall.
Last hour we looked at some fun facts leading into tonight’s game [...]

NHL All Star Game Mock Draft with Drew Doughty

All Star Games in every sport have become boring.
We all know it.
If the game is in your city, it’s a great experience – as it was here in Los Angeles in 2002…a weekend filled with legends of the game everywhere, the fan fest, a skills competition, etc.
However, the game itself isn’t much to get pumped [...]