The New York Post ran a story today claiming the Kings are for sale, but NHL commissioner Gary Bettman denied the report. Here’s the story. Video on Bettman’s news conference tonight will be posted soon.
As Kings coach Darryl Sutter finished his news conference after Wednesday’s morning skate – otherwise known as the day Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final gets underway – he asked if there were any other questions? There weren’t, and Sutter said: “Awesome.” Then he banged his first on the table once, a la Judge Judy. He was just missing the gavel.
It’s been a long layoff for the Kings since beating the Phoenix Coyotes in the Western Conference Finals, but in less than seven hours they’ll open the Stanley Cup final against the New Jersey Devils in Newark.
Kings center Jarrett Stoll talked to the media after today’s morning skate, here is some of what he had to say.
Keep coming back we’ll be posting stuff throughout the Final.
We’re just a few hours away from the Stanley Cup Final! You could sense a different feeling today at the Kings morning skate, which just finished up about an hour ago. Here is some footage of their workout:
And keep coming back – I’ll be posting Jarrett Stoll’s chat with reporters in a little bit.
Media day can get testy when reporters scramble to get position near players with microphones, cameras and tape recorders. But this was over the top. While two reporters sparred with one another, one more than the other, Devils captain Zach Parise gets hit in the face with the microphone. Watch it unfoldhere. What goons!
The title of this blog probably is not a big surprise to Kings fans accustomed to Dustin Penner’s dry wit. But for the casual Kings fans out there just sort of jumping on the band wagon (and the Kings are perfectly happy with you jumping on) understand that Penner is one of those guys who just has a great, wry take on things.
Today at media day he explained – among other things – where his wit comes from. Turns out he comes from a family of, how should we say, ego busters. And despite his fame and status he wasn’t just not spared from the……ego busting…..he is actually an easy target for family members who like to bust his chops.
Keep checking in on the site I’ll be posting things throughout the series.
Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell suffered a severe concussion back in 2010 that cost him the remainder of that season. He hopes by talking about concussions it will shed light on a problem the NHL – and other sports – deal with relative to keeping their athletes safe.
Mitchell addressed the issue Tuesday at media day at the Stanley Cup Finals.
Keep coming back I’ll be posting stuff throughout the finals.
Vinny B. in Jersey (actually back in Manhattan now)