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TTMI~Radio returns this week with a look to the Pacific Division and the upward bound Los Angeles Kings. We are joined by The Mayor of MayorsManor.com, who gives us the lowdown on all-things LA Kings.
Terry Murray’s Kings, led by stars Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson and many others figure to be a prominent fixture and pain in the side of teams like the Blackhawks, Sharks and Red Wings not only in 2010-11 but for many years to come.
For you Twitter-ers, you can also follow The Mayor @ Twitter.com/Mayor119
In the last half hour of the show, we explain what went wrong with last week’s show (a transcript of my interview with player-agent Scott Norton will be posted on the site in a day or two) and why the live show hasn’t been posted on line to date as well as why Antti Niemi and agent Bill Zito made the right choice in signing with the Sharks.
As for our discussion with the Mayor, we covered many topics, including, but not limited to….
- Review and fallout of Kings’ first-round exit dealt by the Canucks in April
- Interesting battle brewing between the pipes this season between Jonathan Quick and rookie Jonathan Bernier.
- Facts behind the Kings’ pursuit of Ilya Kovalchuk
- Likelihood Jack Johnson could be dealt and the Kings’ pursuit of a true #2 centreman
- Updates on talent-rich prospect field including; defenseman Thomas Hickey, Colton Teubert, Vyacheslav Voinov, Alec Martinez and Nicolas Deslauriers and yet another goaltender, Martin Jones. As well as when we can expect to see forwards Brayden Schenn (who many believe could become the Kings’ #2 center much sooner than you’d think) and Russian winger Andrei Loktionov.
- As young and talented as the Kings were a year ago, four of their more-recent 1st round picks are in-line for solid NHL careers, but have yet to crack LA’s roster.
- The signing of former ‘Nucks blue liner Willie Mitchell
- Who’s the real leader in LA? And an interesting behind the scenes story of an event that led to the Kings’ turnaround last season.
- Wayne Simmonds
- Matt Greene, Brad Richardson and more key Kings you may not know but should
- LA Kings fans and the atmosphere inside Staples Center
- Southern Cal vs Northern Cal rivalry
Again, check out Mayor’s work at MayorsManor.com.
TTMI~Radio returns Monday night, September 13th @ 8pm central at BlogTalkRadio.com/TheThirdManIn.