| 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 3, 2014
| 8:40 PM
The Kings became the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road. That journey included coming back from a 3-0 series deficit to the San Jose Sharks in Round 1, rebounding from a 3-2 deficit in Round 2...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:56 PM
It is proving to be a taut competition, changing by the game, shifting momentum and all that you come to expect at the highest level of sport.
The Stanley Cup Final?
Things have a way of turning in a playoff series — just ask...
| 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 19, 2014
| 6:15 PM
CROMWELL — The first-round leaderboard at a PGA Tour event is like the presidential election results from Dixville Notch. They are early. They pique interest. And, ultimately, they usually have little to do with who walks away with the big prize....
| Jun 24, 2014
| 10:45 PM
Ducks front-office executive Bob Murray, not relishing the spotlight, survived the moment and his speech after being named the NHL’s general manager of the year.
Soon after, he received kudos from a crosstown rival and peer, Kings General...
| 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....
| 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......
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:42 PM
Whether it's the opponent's top scorer or the Ducks' mood, defenseman Ben Lovejoy has proven in his breakout season he has a firm handle on it.
A confluence of greater maturity and an appreciation of the disparity between Lovejoy's prior NHL job and the...