Justin Williams – ‘I don’t really care much for petty battles’

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Comments from Kings forward Justin Williams upon arriving in New York City on Sunday afternoon..
Q. Justin, you keep doing this every game, no big deal.
WILLIAMS: We’re not proud of the way we’re starting games. We find ourselves in the same situation, regurgitating the same mumbo-jumbo every time.  We’re in a results-oriented league. The results are [...]

Sundays with Sutter: Coach is talkative after landing in NYC

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter after landing in New York City on Sunday, in advance of Game 3 vs. the Rangers…
Q. Almost every player to a man, including you, have been saying, We can’t keep doing this, we can’t keep falling behind, it’s not going to work. Yet you keep doing it. How are [...]

West Coast Bias: SCF Game 2 postgame show on NHL Radio

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Guests Dustin Penner, Bernie Nicholls, Eric Belanger, Luc Robitaille, actor Colin Hanks, and James Duthie of TSN joined us for the June 7, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio.
We looked at Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final from every possible angle, talking Kings, Rangeras, coaching, goaltending, and much more. Plus, [...]

Coach Speak: Sutter vs Vigneault after LA 2OT win in Game 2

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault following LA’s 5-4 double-overtime win in Game 2 of the Stanley CUp Final…
Q. Willie Mitchell’s performance tonight?
SUTTER: Played a lot of minutes. Haven’t seen the final.  Those four guys played 35 minutes for us.
Q. What do you take away from your team’s ability to [...]

West Coast Bias: Game 2 pregame show on NHL Radio – packed with guests

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// Enjoy a free replay of the West Coast Bias pre-game show on NHL Network Radio, as co-hosts John Hoven and Jonathan Davis set up Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Joining them to talk all about the Kings, the Rangers – and New York City billboards –  were AEG executive Kelly Cheeseman, Bob [...]

FRIDAY: Richards and Lundqvist on trying to beat the Kings

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Comments from New York Rangers players Brad Richards and Henrik Lundqvist following the team’s practice at Staples Center on Friday afternoon…
Q. Having been through a lot of these series before, is there any conscious thought about the fact you don’t want to go back to New York down 0-2? Do you want it to be [...]

Who’s right, Jeff Carter or Kyle Clifford?

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Comments from LA Kings forwards Jeff Carter and Kyle Clifford during media availability on Thursday afternoon…
Q. Jeff, what is the big difference between this team and the team that won the Cup?
CARTER: Not a lot. I mean, we made it a little more difficult on ourselves this year. We’ve had to really dig down and [...]

Rangers players share off-day thoughts on trailing 0-1 in SCF

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Comments from several New York Rangers players during media availability on Thursday afternoon…
Q. Carl, can you give us the quick 25 cent analysis of how you played, what went right in the first period, what happened in the third period and what did you learn from playing the Kings?
CARL HAGELIN: I think in the first [...]

Thursday: Gaborik talks fitting into such a tight-knit team

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Comments from Kings forward Marian Gaborik during Thursday’s media availability in Los Angeles…
Q. What was it like last night playing against some of your former teammates?
GABORIK: It was a little weird to start out with. But as soon as the puck dropped, it was playing like any other team.  Obviously it was a huge win [...]

Thursday: Brown and Kopitar spend off-day talking about teammates

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Comments from LA Kings forwards Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar during media availability on Thursday afternoon…
Q. You’ve turned over half of your top six forwards. Can both of you speak about what the additions of Gaborik and Carter has meant to this team.
KOPITAR: Well, they’ve obviously stepped up in a big way for us. I [...]