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  • Kings make one of the few big deals on NHL trade deadline day

    The prevailing winds shifted within the NHL when the high-spending, short-term-thinking New York Rangers declined to overpay winger Ryan Callahan or give him the leverage of a no-trade clause and traded him to Tampa Bay for 38-year-old Martin St. Louis....
  • Dwight King, three others receive qualifying offers from Kings

    The Kings tendered qualifying offers to four players, including winger Dwight King, before Monday’s deadline to tender offers to restricted free agents in order to retain negotiating rights to those players. They also tendered qualifying offers to...
  • Kings' Willie Mitchell begins search for a new team

    Kings' Willie Mitchell begins search for a new team
    It's not you, it's me. That is the NHL version — free-agency style — of a disappointing breakup. Hockey's free agency starts Tuesday and among those on the market will be Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, who won the Stanley Cup twice in Los...
  • Paul Stastny, Thomas Vanek find new homes via NHL free agency

    So what does half a billion dollars buy these days? For starters, the answer might cover the first day of NHL free agency. It was an unprecedented rush of frenzied spending, soaring past $500 million and 70-plus signings before dinner time Tuesday...
  • Kings' season was one with many twists, turns

    Kings' season was one with many twists, turns
    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...
  • Ducks mum on trade-deadline intentions

    Ducks mum on trade-deadline intentions
    Owning the NHL's best record, the Ducks aren't feeling the pressure of Wednesday's trading deadline like others trying to get in the playoffs, climb toward Anaheim's lofty perch or rid themselves of a pending free agent. Yet, a final piece that could...
  • Vancouver trades goalie Roberto Luongo to Florida

    NHL trade deadline day was widely expected to be busy. The day before might prove to be even wilder. Several big-name hockey players were on the move Tuesday, 24 hours before time for dealing runs out, including star goalie Roberto Luongo, who was...
  • Teemu Selanne injury not believed serious in Finland's rout of Austria

    Teemu Selanne injury not believed serious in Finland's rout of Austria
    SOCHI, Russia -- Finland got a bit more of a challenge than it expected in its Olympic hockey opener against Austria on Thursday, giving up a goal 36 seconds into the game and trailing twice in the first period before pulling away to an 8-4 victory at the...
  • 10 free agents for Blackhawks

    10 free agents for Blackhawks
    I don’t know what the Blackhawks are going to do in free agency to fix their blown chance at another Stanley Cup, but because I’m a pleaser, not a teaser, I’m here to help with a list of 10 (mostly) unrestricted free agents: 1....
  • Montreal Canadiens find scoring touch in win over Boston Bruins

    P.K. Subban, Dale Weise and Lars Eller each had a goal and an assist, Carey Price made 26 saves, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Tuesday night to take the lead in their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series. The...
  • After years of living lean, Phoenix Coyotes are 'hungrier than ever'

    Of all the changes made by the IceArizona group since it purchased the Phoenix Coyotes from the NHL in August, one seemingly small decision symbolizes the new regime. The Coyotes traditionally hold a dinner for players and their wives before the season,...