| Jun 30, 2014
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 11:07 PM
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, always capable of editing his opinions to the bare minimum, was asked about his team’s next opponent, the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Final beginning Wednesday night at 5 p.m. at Staples Center.
| May 10, 2014
| 9:15 PM
John Gibson made his Stanley Cup playoff debut a memorable one.
The Ducks’ 20-year-old rookie goaltender stopped 28 shots in a 2-0 victory over the Kings at Staples Center tonight. The victory evened the Western Conference semifinals series at 2-...
| 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.
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| 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...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:42 AM
Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks' 5-4 double-overtime win Wednesday over the Kings in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals:
1. It’s amazing what happens when you skate, pass, shoot and crash the net. It shouldn&...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:51 PM
Is there no end to the Kings' resilience, no situation too dire for them to wiggle out of, even if they skate off with the hair at the ends of their lengthy playoff beards singed from the flames they just escaped?
Heavy-legged Wednesday in the first...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:50 AM
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: