Things You May Not Know: Kings-Hurricanes Edition

Staal USA

After all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the Kings-Flyers tilt earlier on this road trip, now Justin Williams gets to visit one of his other former teams, the Carolina Hurricanes – where he won a Stanley Cup in 2006. For the rest of his L.A. teammates, this is likely just another one of those annoying [...]

LA Kings vs Flyers – what to watch for… with Ian Laperriere

Talk show host Jim Rome likes to joke that if you’re fortunate enough to spend 15 minutes with quarterback Tim Tebow, your life is better for it. Earlier this week, I tweeted an update to that expression…’If you’re lucky enough to spend five minutes with Ian Laperriere, your life is better for it.’
There’s probably [...]

NHL Premiere: LA Kings vs NY Rangers pre-game notes, first goal contest

Hang on, relax. You only have less than an hour to go and you’ll be just fine…hockey will be back!
To get you primed and ready to go, here are some quick tidbits on the Los Angeles Kings vs New York Rangers match-up. Also, be sure to take note of the details for today’s [...]

Kings at Pens By the Numbers, plus Video Highlights

Although Kings coach Terry Murray declined to share his point goal for the road trip prior to the team leaving for Pittsburgh, I’ll stand by my previous mark of 15 points in the 10 games played before they return to Staples Center on February 24.
They picked up a point tonight, losing to the Penguins with [...]

Top Ten NHL All Star Game Tweets

That’s it. The 2011 NHL All Star Game is over.
Team Lidstrom came back from being down 4-0 in the first period to defeat Team Staal 11-10. Patrick Sharp was voted the game’s MVP and the Kings’ Anze Kopitar had two goals.
Kudos to all the changes the NHL put in place this year, especially the draft [...]

Kopitar vs. Ovechkin at Super Skills Event

In a few short hours the second wave of this year’s NHL All Star Weekend will get underway with the popular Super Skills Competition.
Team captains Nicklas Lidstrom and Eric Staal met with Brendan Shanahan, NHL Vice President of Hockey and Business Development, earlier this morning to determine which of their players would participate in each [...]

NHL All Star Game Mock Draft with Drew Doughty

All Star Games in every sport have become boring.
We all know it.
If the game is in your city, it’s a great experience – as it was here in Los Angeles in 2002…a weekend filled with legends of the game everywhere, the fan fest, a skills competition, etc.
However, the game itself isn’t much to get pumped [...]

Shane Doan Would Pick Kopitar at NHL All-Star Draft

Anze Kopitar received some recent praise from one of the most respected captains in the league…
Friday afternoon Shane Doan of the Phoenix Coyotes was a guest on The PowerPlay (NHL Radio show) and they were talking about the fact that the Coyotes didn’t have any players selected to attend this year’s NHL All-Star Game.
Which, if you’re [...]