| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:18 PM
In the end, the Ducks' decision to trade for center Ryan Kesler was about one thing — helping them reel in their crosstown rivals, the Stanley Cup champion Kings.
Kesler plays with a physical edge that the Ducks desperately need in the playoffs...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:28 PM
Saku Koivu, the veteran NHL center who played the last five years with the Anaheim Ducks, has put his home in Irvine on the market at $6.5999 million.
The listing comes less than a month after Ducks general manager Bob Murray announced that Koivu, along...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:54 PM
The Ducks reached into the free-agent pool Wednesday and acquired much-traveled winger Dany Heatley, attempting to add some experience after losing Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu.
Selanne retired after this past season and the Ducks parted ways with...
| May 15, 2014
| 6:42 PM
The nerves, uncertainty and inconsistent play that caused the Ducks' Game 7 defeat to the Detroit Red Wings last May were used as motivation — by personnel men, coaches and players alike — to ensure this year would be different.
| May 19, 2014
| 7:18 PM
There were opportunities Monday during exit interviews for the Ducks to define their season as progress.
Ownership awarded General Manager Bob Murray a four-year contract extension and praised him for "meticulously [adding] youth, skill and depth" to...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi joined repeat nominees Bob Murray of the Ducks and Montreal’s Marc Bergevin as finalists for the NHL General Manager of the Year award, the league announced Friday.
Voting was conducted among all GMs and a panel...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Misery recognizes company.
The Kings were not the only ones to lose the first two games in the first round of the playoffs — they lost the first three — and then were forced to go to a seventh game in the second round.
This is also about...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was either the Blackhawks’ 2013-14 postmortem or the 2014-15 pregame show, pick one:
1. Maybe Stan Bowman is telling the truth, or maybe he’s lying.
“I don’t think we’re...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:47 PM
EDMONTON, Canada — Traded Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth left Anaheim on March 4 in 82-degree weather, arriving at his new team's home with the thermometer at minus-13. That's minus-25 Celsius up here.
"Here we go … ," Fasth said to himself,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Whether it's the opponent's top scorer or the Ducks' mood, defenseman Ben Lovejoy has proven in his breakout season he has a firm handle on it.
A confluence of greater maturity and an appreciation of the disparity between Lovejoy's prior NHL job and the...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:16 PM
Saku Koivu saw his retiring teammate, friend and Finnish countryman Teemu Selanne skate around the arena bathed in cheers last week in the Ducks' final regular-season home game.
Moved, of course, Koivu quickly set aside the moment that's so close to...