| Sep 30, 2014
| 11:06 AM
With the start of the NHL season and MLB playoffs running concurrently as the calendar turns to October, Sports Illustrated lumped them together with some regional, cross-sport cover coverage.
One of those regional covers features Orioles centerfielder ...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 3:32 PM
Sorry if it’s starting to sound a tad repetitive: Another injured Kings player reported improvement, and this time it was defenseman Drew Doughty.
Doughty missed some time earlier in training camp because of an undisclosed upper-body injury that...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
His hands gripped the hockey stick a little tighter as he glided into the faceoff circle.
Jarret Stoll spread his skates wide, crouching low to the ice, positioning himself nose-to-nose with his opponent.
It was early in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:40 PM
It's a new home, a new team and a new way of arriving at the rink for the Ducks' Ryan Kesler.
"I'm ready to get going, excited about this new chapter in my life," Kesler said. "Found a place overlooking the ocean, the kids are in school . . . waking...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 8:17 PM
Future headline: This is 30.
It's almost hard to conceive that Dustin Brown, the baby-faced longtime captain of the Kings, will be having a milestone birthday in November.
The father of four youngsters, owner of two Stanley Cup rings and two-time U.S....
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:29 PM
John Stevens, promoted to the position of associate head coach by the Kings over the summer, said he initially didn’t like the concept of playing split-squad games in training camp.
But as the man in charge of the squad that will face a Coyotes...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:55 PM
For a long time, Anze Kopitar seemed like one of the NHL's best-kept secrets.
The Kings knew how skillful the Slovenian center is at both ends of the ice, and teams he faced on a regular basis knew they were in for a battle.
But not until last season,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Some thoughts on the Kings’ first home preseason game, a 4-3 shootout victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night at Staples Center:
Marian Gaborik is a scoring machine
You could probably awaken Gaborik from a nap, put him on the ice, and...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:54 PM
In a sport increasingly influenced by analytics, in a league where one bad decision can wreck a team's salary-cap structure and cramp its future, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi relied on old-fashioned methodology in deciding to keep Mike Richards...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Despite the disappointment of another playoff flameout by his Pittsburgh Penguins that resulted in his coach and general manager getting fired, center Sidney Crosby put a cap on a successful regular season Tuesday night at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas....
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:14 PM
The Kings have advanced to the Stanley Cup Final by defeating the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks, 5-4 in overtime, tonight at the United Center in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.
Kings defenseman Alec Martinez shot inside the blue line...