| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi was sitting in his office the other day, flipping through a guide that listed his counterparts in the NHL.
It was like looking at a high school yearbook without the cheery messages and autographs, one organized by...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:56 PM
We may not be a soccer/futbol country, but this World Cup has united the United States.
Amazing. Two Saturdays into the World Cup and the only letters last week were from hockey fans knocking soccer. One poor fellow felt...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:35 PM
In the NHL's summer season of hard-edged business decisions, for Ducks General Manager Bob Murray none was more difficult than the one involving center Saku Koivu.
Murray did not offer contracts to a trio of Ducks — longtime goaltender Jonas...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:09 PM
His team has the NHL's best record, just swept the rival Kings in consecutive games and is getting career seasons from stars and others alike.
Yet, Ducks General Manager Bob Murray is taking nothing for granted, telling The Times in a telephone...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:34 PM
NASHVILLE -- Jonas Hiller will take Thursday night off from the winning streak that has taken him into stratospheric levels.
Ducks rookie goalie Frederik Andersen was first off the ice at Thursday’s morning skate in Bridgestone Arena, a strong...