Morning Skate Report: Ducks talk first look at Kings this season

Kesler Ducks

In advance of tonight’s matchup with the visiting Kings, in what will be their first face to face contest since LA defeated Anaheim in the playoffs last season, here is what several of the Ducks players and coach Bruce Boudreau were saying at the morning skate…
Coach Bruce Boudreau on updates re: the condition of Perry [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Ducks, November 12

Williams goal Game 7 Kings Ducks

Leave it to The Royal Half to not be able to follow rules. The format has been pretty simple for our Puck Probability series this season – we ask a guest to come on and share five odds with us, things that they think just might happen in a particular game. What does TRH do? [...]

Things You May Not Know: Kings-Ducks Edition

Etem Emerson Mighty Ducks

We’re pretty sure you already know the Kings have won two Stanley Cups and the Ducks just one. We’ll also assume you know the Ducks did it first, claiming victory in 2007. Thus, we’ll save the obvious points and try to pass along a few other notes that just might make you sound smart while [...]

Tuesday’s Tidbits: NHL News, Notes, and Nuggets

Dallas Stars goalie NHL hockey

Like Drew Doughty going coast to coast against the New Jersey Devils in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, let’s take a quick look at what’s going on from one end of the league to the other. Here are 10 tidbits worth checking out today:
– Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff held a leadership drill and his [...]

WCB on NHL Radio – talking Kings, Canucks, Flames, playoffs, etc.

Sirius XM NHL Network

The West Coast Bias radio team returned to NHL Network Radio with an all-new edition of the Two Man Advantage show on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
In the free replay below, we covered the Kings defeat of the visiting Vancouver Canucks, the possibility of Vancouver and/or Calgary making the playoffs, what’s wrong with the Dallas Stars, [...]

Linden Vey checks in on way out of town

Vey Linden Canucks

Prior to leaving town, Canucks rookie Linden Vey made sure to stop by for a quick chat, so we could catch up. As most know, he was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Then, after winning the WHL scoring title in 2011, he went on to become [...]

In the Room: Kings and Canucks talk 5-1 LA win

Kings Canucks

Following the Kings 5-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, here is a quick sample of what was being said in both locker rooms:
Kings coach Darryl Sutter on the 60 minute effort:
“I think the penalty kill in the first period was the difference in the game. There was a 5-on-4 and 5-on-3 [...]

AHL: Shore shines in Monarchs victory

Shore Nick AHL by Blake Gumprecht

After a season in which they finished first in the Eastern Conference, the Manchester Monarchs have been off to a roller coaster start to their 2014-15 campaign. Friday, the team registered 44 shots and still struggled to create offense. With the Springfield Falcons in town on Saturday, the up and down ride continued, as Manchester [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Canucks at Kings, November 8

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From Drew Doughty to Justin Williams, and throughout the Kings lineup, there used to be a tremendous amount of hate for the Vancouver Canucks – and the player’s didn’t hide it. Now, with two Stanley Cups under their belt and without Max Lapierre and his horrible chirping efforts gone from B.C., we’re not so sure the [...]

AHL: Miller, Dowd tally goals in Monarchs 3-2 loss

Miller Colin AHL by Blake Gumprecht

Last weekend, Manchester Monarchs head coach Mike Stothers was unhappy with his team’s inability to get shots on net. On Friday, his team managed to put 44 pucks on net, and yet only came away with two goals, as his team lost to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, led by former Kings coach Terry Murray.
Evidence of [...]