Post-game with Simmonds and Schenn – talking Lappy, chirping, celebrations

Flyers’ forwards Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn made their returns to MayorsManor on Friday, after a few year absence since being dealt by the Kings to Philadelphia in the Mike Richards trade. Following up on those pre-game comments, here’s what both players had to say after shutting out LA 2-0 on Saturday afternoon…
Simmonds on his [...]

Ron Hextall on Lombardi, Simmonds, the Kings, more

There’s no denying Ron Hextall has almost always been associated with the Flyers. However, he’s greatest accomplishment in hockey came in Los Angeles when the Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012. The former goaltender was an integral part of GM Dean Lombardi’s inner-circle and helped craft the roster that eventually claimed the most coveted [...]

Flyers Scott Hartnell on LA, Simmonds, etc

After the Flyers practiced for about an hour at TSC today, I caught up with Scott Hartnell for a brief chat…
On if it’s exciting for him to come west at all, or if it’s just another game:
“It is. Playing in the western conference before, you always look forward to coming out here a couple times [...]

Catching up with Brayden Schenn

My chat with Philadelphia forward (and former Kings prospect) Brayden Schenn following the Flyers practice at TSC this afternoon…
On being back at TSC after all these years:
“Yeah. Obviously, it’s cool to get back. I’m excited for the game tomorrow, my first time playing in L.A. Obviously, being drafted here, I didn’t play a whole lot [...]

Wayne Simmonds returns to MayorsManor

More than two years after being traded out of LA, Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds makes his return to MayorsManor via the following chat from earlier today…
On some people still talking about the Carter and Richards trades – and if it’s safe to assume he doesn’t get questions about his time with the Kings from the [...]

Lombardi and players help close the book on Thomas Hickey

If there are two sides to every story, the truth about Thomas Hickey probably lies somewhere in the middle.
Kings GM Dean Lombardi was hired in April 2006, two months in advance of the NHL Draft that June. With his first selection as the head of the team’s table at the league’s annual ball for amateur players, Lombardi selected [...]

‘Look at his legs!’- Drew Doughty on Wayne Simmonds

Earlier this summer we brought you a few stories about Drew Doughty’s charity softball tournament. Among those in attendance were Anaheim’s Corey Perry and Doughty’s former roommate, Wayne Simmonds. Now, here’s a little behind the scenes footage, where they definitely saved the best for last…

In other Simmonds related news, he’s headed overseas with childhood friend [...]

Drew Doughty picking up assists off the ice as well

Over the past 13 months, Drew Doughty‘s life has been a roller coaster ride of peaks and valleys. Everything from his best friend and roommate being traded to starting the season without a contract and culminating with his first Stanley Cup. While most of those events surrounded ‘Doughty the hockey player,’ he’s now back home [...]

Ian Laperriere on Wayne Simmonds and hurt feelings

In pro wrestling terms it was a classic heel turn. The babyface (good guy) loved by millions, says something ever so casual – yet instantly turns off his longtime admirers.
This one is going to be pretty simple to follow…

And with those few little sentences, Wayne Simmonds turned from a guy who was universally loved by [...]

LA players on Simmonds, Flyers, possible scrap for Clifford

Will Simmonds fight Clifford? (photo: C. Ikiri)

There’s no denying Wayne Simmonds was a fan favorite in Los Angeles.
Almost from the moment he made the Kings as an 20-year old forward out of the Ontario Hockey League, people loved his hustle.
Simmonds went on to play 240 games and score 39 goals with the team. Then, [...]