| Jun 23, 2014
| 12:10 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks have named Willie Desjardins their new head coach.
Desjardins spent the past two seasons as the head coach for the Dallas Stars' American Hockey League affiliate in Texas. He led the Texas Stars to...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:51 PM
When the dust settles after the NHL draft this weekend in Philadelphia, there will be new players in the Blackhawks organization.
Whether they are limited to the prospects the organization drafts — the Hawks currently hold eight selections,...
| 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 28, 2014
| 9:21 AM
At first glance it looked as though the trade of Kings prospect Linden Vey to the Vancouver Canucks for a second-round draft pick on Saturday was all about the glut at center in Los Angeles.
That's accurate, of course.
But there were other less...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 9:26 PM
The Linden Vey era in L.A. ended almost before it began Saturday, the Kings trading the young center to the Vancouver Canucks for a second-round pick in the NHL's entry draft at Philadelphia.
It was a move they knew they had to make sooner or later. The...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:07 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:14 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:27 PM
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...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Barry Trotz met with Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick in Washington on Tuesday about the team's vacant coaching job, another indication in the mutual interest between the organization and the veteran bench boss.
Trotz, 51, is widely...
| May 24, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell sat near goaltender Martin Jones in the team’s locker room at Staples Center on Saturday morning, chatting about Mitchell being acquainted with Jones’ father, Harvey, an executive with the Vancouver Canucks....
| May 25, 2014
| 9:15 PM
A couple of Michael Futa's buddies had talked up a kid they'd coached who was a natural scorer despite being a poor skater, so Futa, then the general manager of Owen Sound of the Ontario Hockey League, wanted to see the kid for himself.