Gabe Vilardi Notebook: Pro Debut Thoughts, And Not Expected in LA Until 2019

Nobody needs to overreact. Gabe Vilardi has now played one professional hockey game.
Even so, ‘encouraging’ would be a vast understatement when describing the importance of seeing a 19-year-old forward make his AHL debut on Thursday.
Originally selected in the first round of the 2017 NHL Draft by Los Angeles, Vilardi has been one of the most […]

UPDATE: Gabe Vilardi Headed to Ontario for Conditioning Assignment

Regardless of the season, there is almost always that one player that everybody asks about on social media and during radio interviews. The one guy who we get inundated with questions about, either regarding why he’s playing so poorly or why he’s not being properly recognized across the league for his outstanding contributions on the […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on Petersen, Trades, Sturm and the LA Kings

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss a myriad of topics, including – the call up of Cal Petersen, Jack Campbell’s injury, Jonathan Quick’s return, coach Willie Desjardins, the arrival of Marco Sturm, trade speculation regarding four players… […]

Kings-Flames Preview: Exploring Quick Injury, Kovalchuk Fitting In, and Adam Oates

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio, where he joined host Will Nault to tee up the Kings-Flames game, as well as discuss the latest updates on Jonathan Quick’s injury, Willie Desjardins as coach, Ilya Kovalchuk fitting in with the LA Kings, and Adam Oates joining the organization as a consultant. […]

TSN RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on Stevens, Desjardins, Quenneville, and Putting it All Together

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to do a deep dive on the LA Kings coaching situation. Was the timing of John Stevens termination a surprise? How did Willie Desjardins get the interim gig? Is Joel Quenneville a possible fit for LA? Did Ilya […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on LA Kings Day 1 with Desjardins

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon following the LA Kings first practice under new head coach Willie Desjardins. Was this the right move, why now, and how did it all come together… and what might be next?
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NHL RADIO REPLAY: Hoven’s Opinion on John Stevens’ Future as :LA Kings Coach

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Enjoy a free replay of today’s segment on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis to break down several news items surrounding the LA Kings – the conversation included John Stevens status behind the bench, possible trades coming, Matt Luff making his NHL debut, what Dustin Brown really means to the […]

Doughty on Simmonds the Trash Talker and Brown the Leader

When Wayne Simmonds was a member of the LA Kings he was nearly inseparable from roommate Drew Doughty. While their off-ice friendship has remained intact since since a June 2011 trade, the Canadian duo have had to continue their respective careers on different coasts. Now, with the Flyers in town to take on the Kings […]

Tucson Runs Over Reign, Ontario Loses 6th Straight

Ontario came into this $2 Bud Light Friday night looking to get off a five game skid and get their second win of the year. They welcomed the Tucson Roadrunners, who sat at second in the division before the commencement of action Friday.
Sheldon Rempal filed back into Mike Stothers’ lineup after being sent back to […]

Reign Recap: Notes, Lines, Quotes from 6-5 Loss to Gulls

After a tough loss to Stockton Friday night, the Reign looked to rebound against the San Diego Gulls. The Reign have been uncharacteristic in their lapses on defense through three games, giving up at least four goals in each of their first three contests. While this squad may hold more ability to put points on […]