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  • Chris Pronger good fit for NHL safety group, Francois Beauchemin says

    Chris Pronger good fit for NHL safety group, Francois Beauchemin says
    As a player, former Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger once stepped on the leg of current Duck and then-Vancouver Canuck Ryan Kesler, drawing a lengthy suspension. Thursday came news that Pronger, still being paid by the Philadelphia Flyers after being...
  • NHL preview: Western Conference capsules

    NHL preview: Western Conference capsules
    In predicted order of finish Pacific Division 1. KINGS 2013-14: 46-28-8 (100 points), 3rd. Coach Darryl Sutter wants more from the kids, and wingers Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson look ready to deliver. Sutter also will have a full season of...
  • NHL Western Conference team previews and predictions

    NHL Western Conference team previews and predictions
    There’s a good reason no team has repeated as Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings of 1997 and 1998. “It’s hard. Damned hard,” said Kings right wing Justin Williams, who was voted the Most Valuable Player of the...
  • What we learned from Ducks' 4-2 exhibition loss to the Kings

    What we learned from the Ducks’ 4-2 exhibition loss to the Kings on Sunday at the Honda Center: It was only a preseason game But the Ducks hate losing to the Kings no matter the circumstances. The Kings’ seven-game victory in the second...
  • Ducks begin battle for spots on roster as preseason gets underway

    Game action reveals more than practice drills, so as the Ducks transitioned to their preseason opener Monday in a split-squad home game against the Colorado Avalanche, consider the battle for playing time and roster spots officially underway. "We've got...
  • Ducks hope youthful exuberance can overcome loss of retired veterans

    Ducks hope youthful exuberance can overcome loss of retired veterans
    So much wisdom, desire and leadership skated out of Honda Center the night the Ducks were eliminated from the playoffs in May. The retirements of forward Teemu Selanne, 43, and Saku Koivu, 39, lessened Anaheim of more than 40 years of NHL experience....
  • Saku Koivu retires after 18 NHL seasons

    Classy center Saku Koivu, who was the first European-born player to serve as captain of the Montreal Canadiens and also courageously overcame cancer during his career, announced his retirement Wednesday after 18 NHL seasons, the last five with the Ducks....
  • Kings hope to protect their crown as West looks to improve

    Kings hope to protect their crown as West looks to improve
    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...
  • Ducks, now with Ryan Kesler, Dany Heatley, look to go even further

    One game away … or is there far more to it than that? The Ducks finished last season with the best record in the Western Conference, earning a home game for Game 7 in the conference semifinals against the eventual Stanley Cup-winning Kings....
  • Ducks extend Bruce Boudreau's contract on the day Saku Koivu retires

    Ducks extend Bruce Boudreau's contract on the day Saku Koivu retires
    Before Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said one word about the contract extension he received Wednesday through the 2016-17 season, he took a moment to thank Saku Koivu. "Tremendous career, great attribute to us … great human being … everything...
  • Hawks' Stan Bowman won't tip hand on free agency

    Hawks' Stan Bowman won't tip hand on free agency
    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...