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.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.
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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.