Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog talks hit by Kings’ Willie Mitchell

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With the game scoreless on Saturday night, Willie Mitchell put a hard hit on Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog in overtime (see video above). Moments later Colorado scored to take a 1-0 win. But, back in the locker room, Landeskog was first talking up LA’s veteran defenseman.
“I was trying to get a shot off, but I [...]

LA Kings recall two players, make a pair of other roster changes

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With an offense that continues to provide less than consistent scoring, it was only a matter of time until a move had to be made in Los Angeles. As we first discussed when NHL team’s had to submit their initial rosters to the league office, coach Darryl Sutter was going to carry eight defenseman until [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – Rangers at Kings preview

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Earlier today I joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we took a look at several storylines heading into the Kings’ home opener against the visiting New [...]

Prediction Time – LA Kings 2013-14 opening night roster

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After all the hand-wringing and head-scratching that went on this summer over the Kings roster, it’s all about to become crystal clear in the next 48 hours. Some people will like the results, others won’t. Regardless, there are several tough choices ahead for GM Dean Lombardi, coach Darryl Sutter and their key lieutenants.
Based on everything we’ve [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – Kings roster questions

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On Saturday afternoon I was back on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207) for another guest spot with Nick Alberga and Jake Hahn. Because not everybody has satellite radio, we’ll share the clip here for everybody to enjoy.
In the segment we’ll drop a major announcement at the end … but before we get to [...]

VIDEO: O’Reilly scores short-handed OT goal to beat Kings

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Friday night in Colorado, Willie Mitchell returned to the Kings line-up for the first time since June 2012, playing just over 23 minutes. Up front, Nick Shore – a product of Denver University – scored a goal, picked up an assist and won 9-of-21 faceoffs. After coming in to relieve Ben Scrivens at the start [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – LA Kings season preview

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On Tuesday I joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we took a look at all the key issues surrounding the Kings heading into the 2013-14 NHL [...]

Checking in with Willie Mitchell and his partially tested knee

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For the Kings to enter this season as an improved hockey club – or at the very least on equal footing, following the loss of Rob Scuderi to the Penguins this summer - the health of Willie Mitchell is paramount.
He didn’t play in the team’s first pre-season game on Sunday, nor will he suit up for [...]

Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 pre-season rankings, numbers 1-5

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Now that you’ve had a chance to hopefully digest the first part of these rankings (posted here), where we looked at the lower half of the top 10, it’s time to get into the high rent district. This edition of our Kings pre-season prospect rankings features a new number one overall, another player who climbed six [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – talking Clifford, Kings plans

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Over the weekend I joined host Nick Alberga for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed MayorsManor breaking the news of Kyle Clifford’s new two-year contract with the Kings, Willie Mitchell’s [...]