Fallout continues from the hit on Dustin Penner

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While Government employees have returned to work in the U.S. and are slowly ramping back up, things over at the NHL’s Department of Player Safety continue to operate at full speed. Already with a busy docket this week – as they’re scheduled to debate hits by Patrick Kaleta, Cody McLeod and Michael Grabner – now, [...]

The Coaches: Ducks’ Bruce Boudreau vs Flames’ Bob Hartley

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Coming off a season that couldn’t have looked much different for two teams playing in the same league, early indicators are things could be different for the Ducks and Flames this time around. A year ago, Bruce Boudreau’s Anaheim club claimed the Pacific Division title and re-signed their captain to an eight-year contract. Meanwhile in [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio – with Penner and Ryan

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Dustin Penner and Bobby Ryan guest on West Coast Bias.
Week three 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 Dustin Penner of the Anaheim Ducks, Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators, a [...]

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 [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – our debut show

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Luc Robitaille, Bruce Boudreau, Doug Wilson and more guest on West Coast Bias.
Our brand new show is on the air! West Coast Bias debuted on NHL Network Radio over the weekend and featured a slew of guests from around the Pacific Division. Along with my co-host, Jonathan Davis, we caught up with LA [...]

Doughty and Penner bring the jokes to outdoor game presser

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Upon entering Dodger Stadium for Thursday’s press conference to discuss the Kings-Ducks outdoor game, it was hard not to immediately think of Drew Doughty talking about the idea last spring.
“I don’t understand how that would work,” said the Kings top defenseman earlier this year.
And just like he often did on the ice, teammate Rob Scuderi [...]

Ducks coach not high on Penner at the moment

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Raw quotes from Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau following Monday’s on-ice action at training camp in Anaheim…
On if any concerns he had a few weeks ago have been alleviated now that camp is winding down:
“The biggest concern is that I’d like to see us all play together before the season starts. The great thing for me about having [...]

Raw post-game quotes from Dustin Penner

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Raw locker room quotes from Ducks forward Dustin Penner…
On tonight’s game:
“They played very well and we played very poorly. There’s things that we could have done a lot differently. Obviously competing on the puck, making it a lot harder on their top guys to get grade-A scoring chances, making it easier for our goalies to [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on Edmonton radio – talking Brown and Clifford

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With all the breaking news surrounding the LA Kings this week, I once again took a few laps around the hockey radio airwaves – with guest spots on the NHL Network (Sirius/XM), Sportsnet in Calgary and The Team in Edmonton.
If you missed the Calgary spot, it’s posted here.  We talked about a handful of topics, including the [...]

Comments from Dustin Penner conference call – bye LA, hello Anaheim

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Tuesday afternoon the Anaheim Ducks held a conference call to introduce (or perhaps re-introduce) Dustin Penner, who they signed to a one-year deal earlier in the day. Here’s what he had to say…
- Opening comments: “I’m excited to have a chance to play with [Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry] again. I started my career here [...]