West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio – our debut show

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

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

Dustin Penner leaves, Dan Carcillo joins LA Kings

A little sarcasm on this fine Tuesday… With the departure of Ron Hextall on Monday, Kings GM Dean Lombardi moved quickly to replace his Flyers quotient by adding left wing Daniel Carcillo on Tuesday.
[Happy now? Back to playing it straight for a few minutes.]
In Carcillo the Kings add a left wing (and a left shot) [...]

Monday morning Salary Cap review – Martinez in, who’s next?

Nothing gets people excited like a little math on a Monday morning.
For about the past month or so we’ve been reviewing the Kings salary cap situation – which, as most of you know by now, is more complicated than the planning required for a Cirque du Soleil show.
As part of the new CBA agreed to [...]

Updated overview of the Kings salary cap situation

Here we go again. Salary Cap 101, week three is now in session.
As mentioned previously, you’re encouraged to take copious notes. Pop quizzes are likely early next week.
A few major changes have taken place since our last meeting, including the departure of Rob Scuderi and addition of Jeff Schultz. In a somewhat surprising reversal, GM [...]

FRIDAY: Kings roster update – including Penner and Schultz

If you were hoping for the Kings to land one of the ‘big name’ free agents this year, well… you just haven’t been paying close enough attention.
GM Dean Lombardi entered the off season still needing to get contracts done for many Restricted Free Agents – including Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin and Jordan [...]