| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Rob Blake, the Kings’ Hall of Fame-bound defenseman and current executive, will have his No. 4 jersey retired in a special pregame ceremony Jan. 17 at Staples Center, the team announced Monday.
Blake, the Kings’ assistant general manager,...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The Kings' summer was short but sweet, highlighted by celebrations of their second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons and the wonderful tradition of players and staff members enjoying a day with the Cup.
It was grand, but Coach Darryl Sutter is...
| Apr 16, 2014
Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
| May 1, 2014
Even though it went seven games, the New York Rangers dominated the Philadelphia Flyers for most of their Round 1 series. Even if Flyers goalie Steve Mason played the first two games, the Rangers still would have won the series......
| 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 18, 2014
| 8:06 PM
Times change, attitudes change and — sometimes, but not always — the nicknames of sports teams change along with them.
The U.S. Patent Office's decision to cancel six federal trademark registrations the Redskins own on the grounds that the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:41 PM
The NHL's biggest shopping day of the year arrives Tuesday and Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is set to browse without much money in his pockets.
With the Hawks perilously close to the upper limit of the $69 million salary cap with some work yet...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 6:22 AM
The price the Blackhawks paid was cheap enough for a veteran center with good Corsi and Fenwick numbers.
But some of my initial problems with Brad Richards are he’s 34 and I’m not sure he can can keep up in a Western Conference that is...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Continuing to add depth to the organization, the Chicago Blackhawks announced Wednesday they have signed 27-year-old defenseman Kyle Cumiskey to a one-year deal.
Cumiskey spent last season playing in Sweden, where he compiled 28 points (four goals, 24...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 3:29 PM
The NHL released the 2014-15 regular-season schedule Sunday afternoon and made it official that the Blackhawks will face the Capitals in the 2015 Winter Classic in Washington.
The Jan. 1 matchup was reported last week but wasn't formally announced until...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:51 PM
This Blackhawks season just became a failure. There’s no other way to look at it.
The franchise’s motto is “One Goal.’’ This isn’t that goal. This is failure.
Some franchises might be happy to reach the conference...