| 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 27, 2014
| 9:18 PM
In the end, the Ducks' decision to trade for center Ryan Kesler was about one thing — helping them reel in their crosstown rivals, the Stanley Cup champion Kings.
Kesler plays with a physical edge that the Ducks desperately need in the playoffs...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Whether veteran center Saku Koivu will return to the Ducks or not is still uncertain.
If the 39-year-old does, the team acquired a depth player by trading for former first-round pick Louis Leblanc, 23, from the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:35 PM
In the NHL's summer season of hard-edged business decisions, for Ducks General Manager Bob Murray none was more difficult than the one involving center Saku Koivu.
Murray did not offer contracts to a trio of Ducks — longtime goaltender Jonas...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:07 AM
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....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:35 PM
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....
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:48 PM
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...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Dodger Stadium will become a hockey rink on Saturday when the Ducks and the Kings play their NHL Stadium Series game -- one of six outdoor league games to be played this season. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m.
Outdoor hockey in L.A. -- it's a first. And...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:00 PM
Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller wasn't one of the five on his team who won an Olympic medal in Russia.
Friday night, Hiller and his defense-minded teammates had to settle for something else in their return from the Olympic break: a shutout victory over the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:26 PM
There might be a magic formula to what Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau does to get his teams off to a fast start, but maintaining that trend will be remarkable if it happens again this season.
While the Ducks are still stacked with a talented roster that won...