| 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 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...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Owning the NHL's best record, the Ducks aren't feeling the pressure of Wednesday's trading deadline like others trying to get in the playoffs, climb toward Anaheim's lofty perch or rid themselves of a pending free agent.
Yet, a final piece that could...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The Ducks did not remain satisfied with possessing the NHL’s best record in the first week of March, trading forward Dustin Penner and goalie Viktor Fasth on Tuesday in exchange for veteran Dallas defenseman Stephane Robidas and a pair of draft ...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Depth has been a major reason the Ducks have the most points in the NHL, but as the playoffs near the emphasis has shifted to a tighter, tougher, more talented roster.
Ducks General Manager Bob Murray thinned the forward ranks Tuesday by trading...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Happiest place on earth, indeed.
Ducks defenseman Mark Fistric was at Disneyland with his son Wednesday when he finalized a $3.8-million, three-year contract extension.
“Pretty special day for my family,” Fistric said. “We really...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:32 PM
The rotation of Ducks forwards who sit out a game includes nearly every player other than stars Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, and ironman Andrew Cogliano, who has played in 515 games in a row.
But 39-year-old center Saku Koivu is also among the...
| 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...