| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:19 AM
Hockey players don't live in a vacuum. Life isn't all about what happens on the ice.
So when word recently circulated that due to the sagging Canadian dollar — referred to as the loonie — the NHL's salary cap for the 2015-16 season might...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Brad Richards scored two goals, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Saturday night. Just how important was this rematch, the first meeting between the Kings and Chicago since June 1?
The Kings saw fit to rest No. 1 goaltender...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Goaltender Jonathan Quick thrives on a heavy workload, so it's strange for him to go nearly a week between starts while he's healthy.
Quick played at Dallas last Saturday before backing up Martin Jones in a shootout loss at Nashville on Tuesday and...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:03 PM
For the last two months, Ilya Bryzgalov said he's been operating as a "full-time dad," coaching his son's hockey team in New Jersey, doing homework with his kids at night.
On Thursday, in his first practice with Anaheim after signing a tryout contract,...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 7:24 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With lights flashing and music at ear-splitting decibels, the public address announcer at Bridgestone Arena introduced the home team as "your Central Division-leading Nashville Predators!"
Three hours later Saturday night,...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:30 PM
Ryan Totka is the quintessential sports guy: an eternal optimist who won't quit.
You may remember him from a few years back, when he spent 15 grand on an ill-fated campaign to get a certain Mr. Howard to stay and play in Orlando.
The "Stay Dwight"...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 3:54 PM
The season began with the Ducks talking about being at their best for the playoffs, and putting less emphasis on their drive to win in the regular season.
They are 7-1 and are leading the NHL in goals, evidence the accelerator is pressed to the...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 8:30 AM
What the Ducks showed in beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 Friday night is that the winning formula they’re establishing doesn’t always need Frederik Andersen in goal.
Buckling down to ensure rookie goalie John Gibson wouldn’t...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 11:07 PM
The vision the Ducks and their renewed television partner have about hockey in Southern California is grand, but Corey Perry is exceeding anything discussed in the script.
Perry and the Ducks are only seven games into the season, but the high-scoring...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Six games into the NHL season, the Ducks' Matt Beleskey is nearly halfway to his career-best goal total.
Jakob Silfverberg understands a torrid start — he scored four goals through three games last season.
But now, as the Ducks (5-1) seek to...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Many of the major off-season moves made by Western Conference teams were motivated by one factor — to match up better against the Stanley Cup champions and beat the big, deep Kings at their own game.
With that in mind, a number of quality...