| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:39 AM
The Sports Xchange
Wild's Fontaine signs two-year deal
The Minnesota Wild avoided an arbitration hearing with Justin Fontaine and signed the forward to a two-year contract on Tuesday.
Fontaine's agent, Neil Sheehy, said the deal was worth $2 million....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:40 PM
The bold moves by the Blackhawks' Central Division rivals came early on the opening day of free agency.
A short time after the Stars acquired Jason Spezza in a blockbuster trade Tuesday, the Blues opened their pocketbook to sign the coveted Paul...
| 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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Haven't the Sharks suffered enough?
The Kings will open their Stanley Cup title defense — including the highly anticipated championship banner-raising ceremony — on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Staples Center. Their opponent in...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 9:35 PM
Erick Aybar had his All-Star break planned out. The Angels shortstop was going to take his 7-year-old daughter, Ahaieri, and 6-year-old son, Eiren, to Disneyland, and get as much rest as he could after a grueling first half in which he played all but...
| 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......
| 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 23, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw is expected to play Saturday for the first time since suffering a right leg injury May 2, Coach Joel Quenneville confirmed after Friday’s practice at Staples Center.
"We're happy to have 'Shawsy' back,"...