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  • Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews will need more help

     Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews will need more help
    LOS ANGELES — Hockey isn't basketball or badminton or golf, but perhaps the ultimate team sport. Everybody dressed for games typically contributes as the coach rolls four offensive lines and rotates three defensive pairs. One man can do only so...
  • Kings place Will Ferrell's 'Go Kings Go!' video in Times Square

    Kings place Will Ferrell's 'Go Kings Go!' video in Times Square
    The Kings not only want to take a 2-0 Stanley Cup Final lead back to New York with them Sunday, but they also want New Yorkers to have a hint of what it’s like to be inside┬áStaples Center. The Kings purchased video-board advertising in Times...
  • 10 things about Hawks' sudden offseason

    10 things about Hawks' sudden offseason
    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing that was either the Blackhawks’ 2013-14 postmortem or the 2014-15 pregame show, pick one: 1. Maybe Stan Bowman is telling the truth, or maybe he’s lying. “I don’t think we’re...
  • Darryl Sutter's decision to coach Kings changed franchise forever

    Darryl Sutter's decision to coach Kings changed franchise forever
    As Darryl Sutter tells it he was in the barn on his 3,000-acre farm in Canada, not long after he had finished shoveling manure, when Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi called on a cold Alberta day in December 2011 and offered him the team's coaching job....
  • Kings have the will, find a way to beat Rangers in Game 1

    Kings have the will, find a way to beat Rangers in Game 1
    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...
  • Rangers Prove Their Resilience In Game 4

    Rangers Prove Their Resilience In Game 4
    NEW YORK — If the weight of history holds form, if the inexorable grind does leave the Rangers in a heap of California dust, the Los Angeles Kings might be remembered as the most resilient playoff team in North American history. Earlier this...
  • Never-say-dire Kings win again with amazing rally against Rangers

    Never-say-dire Kings win again with amazing rally against Rangers
    Of course, the Kings fell behind early in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and went into the first intermission trailing the New York Rangers by two goals. Based on the Kings' playoff habits this spring, they had the Rangers exactly where they wanted the...
  • The comeback Kings are Stanley Cup champions again

    The comeback Kings are Stanley Cup champions again
    The Kings' Stanley Cup playoff run appeared to be over before it had really begun. Sloppy on defense and helpless against the speed of the San Jose Sharks, the Kings lost the first three games of their opening-round playoff series and were one loss from...
  • Jeff Carter does it again, leading Kings to 4-3 win and series lead

    Jeff Carter does it again, leading Kings to 4-3 win and series lead
    You suspect the Kings' thank-you notes to the Columbus Blue Jackets might be getting too long and too wordy right now. June 2012: The deep gratitude for the Jeff Carter trade. April 2014: Appreciation for sending Marian Gaborik out West to the Kings....
  • Trying to Capture the Spirit of the Thing

    Trying to capture the spirit of the thing after the Blackhawks' 4-3 loss Saturday to the Kings in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals: ✓ Patrick Kane shoveled the puck ahead to Michal Handzus at the Kings line. The play died, then Handzus...
  • Kings' scouting and development system is key to recent run of success

    Kings' scouting and development system is key to recent run of success
    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. "He was...