FROM Daryl Evans
Gearing Up for the Stanley Cup It'll cost less for a New York Ranger fan to fly to LA, stay in a hotel and buy a ticket for tomorrow's Game One of the Stanley Cup series than it will to just buy a ticket for Game Three in New York next Monday.
Los Angeles: the New Capital of North American Hockey "No one saw this coming. Not this way, certainly." Those are the first lines in Helene Elliott's account of the Los Angeles Kings ' triumphant seizure of the Stanley Cup last night at Staples Center. She writes about hockey for the LA Times . We speak with her and with Kings radio commentator and former Kings player, Daryl Evans. Segment image: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
For First Time since Gretzky Era, Kings Back in Stanley Cup The Los Angeles Kings were eighth this year in their division of the National Hockey League. But after defeating the Phoenix Coyotes in overtime last night in Arizona, they've now won the division championship and are in the finals for the Stanley Cup. Daryl Evans played for the Kings, the Washington Capitols, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's now the Kings' radio commentator on KTLK AM 1150 and for the Kings Radio Network.
Can the Kings Make LA an Ice Hockey Town? LA's reputation for ice hockey is lousy. After all, this is not a place where kids learn to skate on frozen ponds, lakes or rivers frozen over by winter. And the Los Angeles Kings haven't had a respectable season since 1993, in the Wayne Gretzky era. Now that may be changing. The Kings are having a great season. But there's also a lot more hockey being played around here than most people realize, and it's not all about professionals and kids.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.