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  • NHL Western Conference team previews and predictions

    NHL Western Conference team previews and predictions
    There’s a good reason no team has repeated as Stanley Cup champion since the Detroit Red Wings of 1997 and 1998. “It’s hard. Damned hard,” said Kings right wing Justin Williams, who was voted the Most Valuable Player of the...
  • NHL Eastern Conference team previews and predictions

    Scoring champion and MVP Sidney Crosby and goal-scoring champ Alexander Ovechkin have more in common than shiny trophies. Both Crosby’s Pittsburgh Penguins and Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals have a new coach and general manager. The...
  • 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 overallĀ  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...
  • Optimism abounds as Panthers set to begin training camp

    The Panthers are hoping that Willie Mitchell's personnel evaluation skills are just as sharp as that of team architect, General Manager Dale Tallon. When the veteran defenseman was a free agent coming off a concussion shortened 2010 season in Vancouver,...
  • Panthers coach Gerard Gallant believes in hard work, having fun

    Panthers coach Gerard Gallant believes in hard work, having fun
    Panthers new coach Gerard Gallant is considered a players' coach, one who scored more than 200 goals during an 11-year NHL career, and one who believes in face-to-face communication. Just don't expect him to tweet, text or call. "I didn't talk to...