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HRUDEY AND MILLER PODCASTS

Wednesday, 10.29.2008 / 3:39 PM / Multimedia
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HRUDEY AND MILLER PODCASTS
Kelly Hrudey and Bob Miller appeared on NHL Live Radio this week with Don La Greca and E.J. Hradek.

 Kelly Hrudey 10/28/08 and  Bob Miller 10/28/08

Kelly Hrudey
Hrudey spoke about his work on Hockey Night In Canada and the changes that show has undergone recently. Hrudey also mentions Bob Miller’s popularity as the “Voice of the Kings,” and how the Western Conference teams are faring three weeks into the season.

Some memorable quotes from the interview:

On Bob Miller’s broadcasting career for the Kings:
"Players nowadays come and go, but people like Bob and Jim [Fox]…they are a staple of the organization and that’s the continuity that you like to have."

On the Edmonton Oilers:
“They are like a lot of teams out there right now, they are trying to find their identity.” “It’s a long NHL season; you just have to fight through it and you will find success.”

On the Vancouver Canucks:
"They have not buckled down yet- they have from time to time only, but they are not fully committed as a team."

On Mason Raymond:
“He is a heck of a kid. I predict greatness for this guy."

On the NHL post-lockout:
“I don’t think the game has ever been in better shape. You go back to the generation in which I played, there was really high scoring but the players weren’t nearly as talented as they are now.”

Miller appeared on NHL Live Radio this week with Don La Greca and E.J. Hradek.

Vin Scully, Chick Hearn and Bob Miller, LA's trio of legendary broadcasters.
Miller spoke about what he has seen from the Kings during his 36 years as the “Voice of the Kings” and how new head coach Terry Murray has already helped a young team grow together. Miller also touches on the contributions of Drew Doughty just months after being drafted, and the Kings nearly perfect penalty kill to start the season.

Some memorable quotes from the interview:

On Los Angeles vs. Detroit:
“If the Red Wings thought they were just going to walk in and have an easy victory against the Kings, they had another thought coming.”

On Rogie Vachon’s contributions to the Kings:
"I think it is a shame that he is not in the Hall of Fame. He has put up numbers that are better than goaltenders that are in the Hall Of Fame."

On Drew Doughty:
"At 18, it is amazing the poise with which he plays."

On the Kings penalty kill:
“There is no running around, safe plays. Get the puck, see where a teammate is available, make a short pass and boom. It’s gone, down the length of the ice."

On announcing for the Kings early in his career:
“Looking back at it, you really got to know the players a little better on [commercial flights vs. charter] because you could spend some time with them.”

“In 1993 when we went to the playoffs, by the time the Kings started against Montreal I think the Kings had travelled 21,000 miles in the playoffs and Montreal had gone something like 2,000 miles.”