Kings v Sharks preview, plus Shea Weber and the Oilers

The Mayor John Hoven once again joined former NHL player Jason Strudwick on his TSN Radio show in Edmonton, where the main topic was of discussion was the first round playoff match-up between the Kings and Sharks – including the names of three players to keep an eye on. Plus, they examined the situation [...]

Well-traveled Eric Nystrom planting roots in Nashville

Journeyman isn’t a word usually associated with a former first round draft pick, but it’s likely appropriate for left wing Eric Nystrom. Originally selected 10th overall by Calgary back in 2002, he only spent three seasons with the Flames at the NHL level before signing a free agent contract with the Wild in the summer [...]

Rookie Seth Jones talks Kings prospects and life in Nashville

Rookie Seth Jones was in town this weekend, but it wasn’t his first trip to Los Angeles. In fact, his trip to Staples Center on Saturday wasn’t even the first time the 19-year old defenseman had been inside the arena.
“I was actually in LA with my agency’s training camp a few times and I was [...]

Rich Clune has some serious opinions on Dustin Brown being a predator

To properly set the stage for our conversation with Nashville Predators forward Rich Clune, some people may need a quick refresher on what’s gone down recently. In a nutshell, former NHL defenseman Garry Galley went on Hockey Night in Canada radio and listed a group of eight players – whom he called ‘the Crazy Eights.’ [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – week two

Stu Grimson and Michael Russo guest on West Coast Bias.
Week two of the newest show on NHL Network Radio is on the air! Jonathan Davis and I are back with the latest edition of West Coast Bias, where we were joined by Nashville Predators color analyst Stu Grimson and Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star [...]

Predators coach critical after loss to Kings, expecting changes

Comments from Nashville coach Barry Trotz following the Predators 5-1 loss to the Kings on Monday night…
- On going 0-3-0 on the road trip: “It’s sort of been a trip from hell, this trip. We’ve given up two power play goals every game. We haven’t been able to generate enough offensively, and from that standpoint. [...]

MayorsManor First Goal Contest: Game 20 – Preds at Kings

Relax, don’t be freaked out by the Ontario Reign logo over there on the left side. You landed on the right spot, this article is about the Kings game tonight – and how you can win a pair of Reign tickets.
There’s no doubt the Predators are a stingy team. In two games between LA and [...]

Word Association: Kings players share thoughts on Predators

Over the weekend we posted multiple Word Association articles regarding the Vancouver Canucks.  First was the usual pre-game article with several Kings players (including Dustin Brown, Alec Martinez and Justin Williams).  We may have even found out more than we bargained for during that round – especially about Roberto Luonogo.
Then, later in the afternoon, coach [...]

Clune brothers heading to Staples Center for Kings v Preds

Even though it’s early into 2013, there have already been a few things to celebrate in the Clune family.
First, older brother Rich was claimed by the Nashville Predators and has been living out his dream of returning to the NHL. Even better, on February 5th he scored his first goal, coming in a game against [...]

What will Sutter say? Comments after Sunday practice

All members of the Kings participated in today’s practice, which went about 30 minutes. There weren’t any set line combinations, as the forwards wore purple and the defensemen wore yellow. After things were over coach Darryl Sutter shared the following thoughts…
- On mental fortitude coming into play this year: “I think so.  We’ve talked about [...]