| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:44 AM
Hockey players. Hockey dads. Hockey moms. Hockey people. Hockey guys. Hockey chicks.
Internationally, it's called ice hockey.
Here in North America, it's hockey plain and simple, almost totally ignoring that other sport, field hockey.
| May 31, 2014
| 6:35 PM
All the empty seats began to frustrate Jack Kent Cooke.
The Canadian entrepreneur brought professional hockey to Los Angeles with an expansion team — the Kings — in the mid-1960s. At the very least, he expected to sell tickets to fellow...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:11 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Justin Williams' flair for the dramatic allowed the Los Angeles Kings to prevail in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.
Williams scored 4:36 into overtime, lifting the Kings to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers before a sellout crowd of...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:11 PM
"If the referee goes by the rule book now, there will be nobody left to play the hockey game." — Bill Chadwick, New York Rangers television analyst
The ice at the Forum was so crowded that night in 1981, it looked like the rink at New York's...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:33 PM
The face of Hollywood's hockey revolution looks like a closed fist.
The most powerful voice of Tinseltown's growing hockey chorus is an undiscernible mumble.
The biggest name on the Southland's coolest sports powerhouse is one that many people...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky and a sometime cover girl, is pregnant, she announced on Instagram.
"@djohnsonpga & i are so excited to finally share with you all our amazing news..we're having a baby!!," she wrote late Tuesday,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.
Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.
Woods bounced back with birdies all three times that he made mistakes, opening with a two-under-par 68 on a...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Even an MVP needs a break.
Chicago Fire star Mike Magee couldn't be expected to practice on a gorgeous summer day in the city, so he took a page from Ferris Bueller's book. In a video released Wednesday, Magee feigns food posioning to get out of...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:19 PM
The NHL playoffs were a win-win for Marian Gaborik. He helped spark the Kings to the Stanley Cup with a league-best 14 playoff goals and also established his value as he headed toward free agency.
Exactly what he would have been worth on the open market...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 7:30 AM
There was always energy and enthusiasm surrounding the Kings during the Wayne Gretzky Era.
Gretzky took the Kings to the Stanley Cup Final in 1993, where they lost to the Montreal Canadiens. But when he was traded in 1996, interest in the team waned....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 10:58 AM
I covered the Kings for one year for The Times. They were just plain sad.
Adam Deadmarsh didn’t play the entire season because of post-concussion syndrome. Neither did Jason Allison for the same reason.
Another high-profile player, Ziggy Palffy,...