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  • NHL preview: Five questions about the Western Conference

    NHL preview: Five questions about the Western Conference
    1. Can the Kings repeat as Stanley Cup champions? No one has done it since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and ’98. The Kings stayed intact, minus free-agent defenseman Willie Mitchell, while many West rivals improved. But with a full season from...
  • Panthers fall 4-1 to Lightning, go winless in preseason

    If the revamped Panthers were looking for a confidence-building win in their final preseason game Saturday night at Amalie Arena, they need to search elsewhere. Perhaps they'll find some chemistry, cohesiveness and confidence over the next three days at...
  • NHL West: Five Questions

    1. Can the Kings repeat as Stanley Cup champions? No one has done it since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and '98. The Kings stayed intact, minus free-agent defenseman Willie Mitchell, while many West rivals improved. But with a full season from...
  • Panthers coach says rookie Aaron Ekblad will play Thursday

    Panthers coach Gerard Gallant says that rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad, the overall  No. 1 draft pick last June, will play Thursday night against the Lightning, just his second appearance in the preseason. Gallant said Ekblad tweaked something and...
  • Panthers' new penalty-kill duo has a past together

    Panthers' new penalty-kill duo has a past together
    — Two major reasons the Panthers' 30th-ranked penalty kill should drastically improve this year have to do with defensive-minded assistant coach Mark Morris and veteran defenseman Willie Mitchell, two offseason additions who specialize in that...
  • Kings' Anze Kopitar prefers Stanley Cup over individual award

    Kings' Anze Kopitar prefers Stanley Cup over individual award
    For a long time, Anze Kopitar seemed like one of the NHL's best-kept secrets. The Kings knew how skillful the Slovenian center is at both ends of the ice, and teams he faced on a regular basis knew they were in for a battle. But not until last season,...
  • Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo excited for fresh start

    Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo excited for fresh start
    By the time Roberto Luongo finally got his long-desired wish to return to South Florida in March, the Panthers were loaded with minor league players and out of the playoff race. Flash forward five months and Luongo is starting from scratch with a...
  • NHL sets salary cap at $69 million for 2014-15

    NHL sets salary cap at $69 million for 2014-15
    NHL general managers and salary-cap specialists went scurrying for their calculators Friday, when the league and the NHL Players’ Assn. announced the payroll ranges for the 2014-15 season. The payroll range -- which is agreed upon by the league...
  • 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...