| 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,...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hockey is the ultimate team game, which is what makes the Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded annually to the playoff's most valuable player, such an anomaly.
Individual versus team award?
Most winners will tell you that, as kids, they lie awake dreaming...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 7:47 PM
After becoming the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road, the Kings' five-game series victory over the New York Rangers to win the Stanley Cup almost seemed abrupt — except that all three...
| 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...
| May 24, 2014
| 9:50 PM
You suspect the Kings' thank-you notes to the Columbus Blue Jackets might be getting too long and too wordy right now.
June 2012: The deep gratitude for the Jeff Carter trade. April 2014: Appreciation for sending Marian Gaborik out West to the Kings....
| 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,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 10:03 PM
BURBANK — Shortly after the Zamboni had resurfaced the ice at Pickwick Ice Arena on Tuesday night, a group of about 20 women took to the fresh surface for an hour to grasp some fundamentals on hockey.
They were greeted by their instructor, Daryl...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:26 PM
After bogeying No. 17, Rory McIlroy slipped in a six-foot putt to save par on the 18th that led to the Northern Irishman giving a small fist pump for a grinding one-under-par 69, a round that could have been worse and that leaves him with a realistic...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 6:34 PM
The NHL has agreed to pay Wayne Gretzky the money he was owed from his tenure as a part-owner of the Phoenix Coyotes, a sum reported to be between $7 million and $8 million.
The settlement could bring Gretzky back to the NHL in the role of ambassador or...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 5:46 PM
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Coach Bruce Boudreau is an astute watcher of the NHL, and that's why even in the face of the astounding production by the Ducks' first line he...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Jerry Kramer used to be bitter about being snubbed by the Hall of Fame, the former Green Bay Packers guard who was an integral part of five championship teams in the 1960s vowing to stick it to the pro football shrine in Canton, Ohio, if he had the...