| Jan 24, 2015
Naturally, Gabe Polsky remembers all three goals he scored during his college hockey days at Yale. He also has vivid memories of what happened after he bagged two goals in the opener of his sophomore season.
"I wasn't in the lineup for the next game,"...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:03 PM
The Keeper of the Cup would not budge.
Despite the begging, he would not waver.
Despite the pleading, he stood steadfast.
Despite blatant bribery, he would not allow me to complete a bucket-list item for sports fans around the globe.
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:40 PM
It was the perfect touch in a ceremony illuminated by many poignant moments, an afternoon of joy and laughter and more than a few suspiciously moist eyes.
Teemu Selanne arrived for his jersey retirement festivities Sunday at the Honda Center by...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 2:16 PM
If the Bears were going to shock the NFL world by luring a highly valued member of the Saints organization who played college football at Eastern Illinois, I would have preferred Sean Payton.
But Ryan Pace represents an intriguing alternative, a stark...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 8:25 PM
While interviewing Wednesday to become the Bears general manager, Ryan Pace answered a question about his favorite hobby.
"When Ryan said triathlons and started describing the Ironman in Austria he just completed (in June), he said the Bears guys just...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 4:37 PM
Teemu Selanne was late to everything, sometimes so tardy his Ducks teammates would tell the bus driver to leave the practice rink without him. He'd ride back to the hotel in the equipment truck, fuming, but never for long. And no one could be angry with...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 5:26 PM
The Calgary Flames' season was hanging by a thread when they faced the Kings at Staples Center on Dec. 22. After a strong start, the Flames had fallen into an 0-7-1 slump, the kind of frustration that challenges players' character, belief and patience....
| Jan 17, 2015
| 11:04 PM
The ceremony the Kings staged to retire Rob Blake's jersey was very much like Blake himself: unpretentious, mostly understated but illuminated by genuine emotion that hit home as hard as any punch to the gut.
The emotional jolts Saturday weren't as...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 8:54 PM
Only occasionally this season has General Manager Dean Lombardi seen the Kings resemble the group that blended a strong work ethic, forbidding goaltending and staunch defense to win the Stanley Cup twice in three seasons.
"There's been pockets where...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 11:03 PM
Sitting atop the NHL standings after 41 games of their 82-game schedule, the Ducks have every reason to say their glass is half-full.
If it's being filled mostly with one-goal victories, that's fine.
Pushed hard Sunday by the aggressive Nashville...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Bryan Bickell is the rarest of the rare — the parent of a young child who did not dread the end of Daylight Saving Time.
His daughter, Makayla, is not even 3 months old and yet she slept until 8 a.m. Sunday — 9 if you don't factor in the...