The Mayor talks Olympic hockey – who will medal and why

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The Mayor joined host Gabriel Morency on SiriusXM’s Game Time Decision on Wednesday night to talk Olympic hockey. Take a listen…

VIDEO: Sweden ‘Cribs’ episode with Bud Holloway

Adding to last night’s story on the possible return of Bud Holloway to the LA Kings organization, here’s a detailed look at his crib and some of the other luxuries he had been enjoying in Sweden…

During the lockout we also had a Cribs episode with Anze and Gasper Kopitar. Check out the link below for [...]

Kings preparing for return of Bud Holloway?

Wise people often remind others to never say never. And if the case of Bud Holloway plays out as expected over the next few days, it may provide case-in-point #489.
For those unfamiliar, here’s the crib note version of the story:
- June 2006, just a few months after Dean Lombardi was hired as Kings GM, the [...]

Mattias Norstrom talks Anze Kopitar and coaching plans

As mentioned in an article earlier this week, former Kings captain Mattias Norstrom was back in Los Angeles recently to work on a documentary he’s putting together about youth hockey in California. We’ve already posted his thoughts about the Kings winning the Stanley Cup and the guest of honor at tomorrow’s Appreciation Ceremony, Ian Laperriere. [...]

Confirmed: Anze Kopitar suffered a knee injury in Sweden

Center Anze Kopitar, who was the first member of the LA Kings to sign overseas during the lockout, suffered a knee injury in Sweden earlier today.
According to reports from the Stockholm Globe Arena, the damage took place late in the first period of a game between Mora and their cross town rival, Leksands. Kopitar was [...]

AUDIO: TFP Live guest spot – talking LA Kings year in review

On Saturday afternoon I joined David Pagnotta and Dennis Bernstein for another guest spot on The Fourth Period Live – a weekly show 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 discussed the LA Kings season [...]

Kopitar and the Stanley Cup voted better than Olympic medals

Center Anze Kopitar continues to make the most news among LA Kings players during the NHL lockout.
He was the first player to sign a deal overseas, agreeing to a contract with Mora (where his younger brother Gasper was playing), and he was instrumental in recruiting Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan to join him.
Now, after receiving [...]

Ducks’ Bobby Ryan gives himself a 7 out of 10

Many Kings fans have often daydreamed of what it be like to have the Ducks’ Bobby Ryan lined up along side Anze Kopitar in Los Angeles. Wednesday in Sweden – thanks to the NHL lockout - fans were given a small taste of what the duo might be able to produce together. Playing on the same [...]

AUDIO: TFP Live guest spot with update on Kopitar’s health

On Saturday afternoon I joined David Pagnotta and Dennis Bernstein for another guest spot on The Fourth Period Live – a weekly show 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 I provide a health update on [...]

How Anze Kopitar brought Bobby Ryan to Sweden

Life can take some interesting turns at times.
When rumors of Bobby Ryan‘s possible departure from the Ducks surfaced last season, many Kings fans began salivating at the idea of bringing him to Los Angeles. While it’s highly unlikely that Anaheim would have ever traded him to a division rival, that didn’t stop people on the internet [...]