| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
On one level, the Kings' playoff run mirrored their performance in the regular season, filled with hot runs and times where they were stone cold.
There was a period in November when they played without their starting goaltender and seemingly couldn't...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:13 PM
The Chicago Blackhawks' quest to regain the Stanley Cup will begin Oct. 9 when they travel to Dallas to face the Stars in the 2014-15 NHL regular-season opener.
The Hawks will then host the Sabres in the home opener Oct. 11 at the United Center.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Former Kings defenseman Rob Blake, now the team’s assistant general manager, was one of six men elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. The induction ceremony will take place in Toronto on Nov. 17.
In the players’ category, Blake, 44,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Among a group of deserved hockey players, goaltender Dominik Hasek will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this November.
And if not for Blackhawks goaltender Eddie Belfour, Hasek might also be entering with the distinction as one of, if not the...
| 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 30, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The Kings tendered qualifying offers to four players, including winger Dwight King, before Monday’s deadline to tender offers to restricted free agents in order to retain negotiating rights to those players.
They also tendered qualifying offers to...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:14 PM
It's not you, it's me.
That is the NHL version — free-agency style — of a disappointing breakup. Hockey's free agency starts Tuesday and among those on the market will be Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, who won the Stanley Cup twice in Los...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:15 PM
A couple of Michael Futa's buddies had talked up a kid they'd coached who was a natural scorer despite being a poor skater, so Futa, then the general manager of Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League, wanted to see the kid for himself.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:50 AM
I don’t know what the Blackhawks are going to do in free agency to fix their blown chance at another Stanley Cup, but because I’m a pleaser, not a teaser, I’m here to help with a list of 10 (mostly) unrestricted free agents:
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:17 AM
The Edmonton Oilers have hired former Panthers assistant coach Craig Ramsay to fill the same role.
Ramsay, 63, worked under Kevin Dineen from 2011 to 2013, running the Panthers’ power play. He’ll likely continue in that role in Edmonton....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 11:24 AM
There have been 17 players who scored an overtime goal to win the Stanley Cup. Only two have waited longer than Kings defenseman Alec Martinez.
Martinez’s series-winning goal in a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers came 14 minutes 34 seconds...