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  • Kings look to get offensive, Ducks will play waiting game in NHL draft

    Kings look to get offensive, Ducks will play waiting game in NHL draft

    The Kings do not have a lot to show from the NHL draft in recent memory. Years of poor trades, signings and salary-cap maneuvering around their two Stanley Cup victories have not given them good position. But that will change at Friday’s NHL entry draft in Chicago because the Kings own the 11th...

  • Vegas Golden Knights stock their roster in expansion draft; Oilers' Connor McDavid stocks his trophy case

    Vegas Golden Knights stock their roster in expansion draft; Oilers' Connor McDavid stocks his trophy case

    Brayden McNabb looked down at his fresh, new jersey, examining the colors and crest of the Golden Knights with a dazed but eager eye moments after they had claimed him from the Kings in the NHL’s expansion draft. “It’s nice,” he said. “A little flashy. It’s like Vegas.” The Golden Knights, the...

  • Vegas holds all the cards in NHL expansion draft

    Vegas holds all the cards in NHL expansion draft

    It was 114 degrees in Las Vegas at mid-afternoon Tuesday. A dry heat, yes, but it’s scorching and not a natural habitat for hockey. This is the place, amid excessive heat warnings and visitors clutching slot-machine tickets and casino-branded souvenir cups, that the National Hockey League will...

  • Kings' Brown, Gaborik, Ducks' Manson, Vatanen left available in NHL expansion draft

    Kings' Brown, Gaborik, Ducks' Manson, Vatanen left available in NHL expansion draft

    The Kings did not include former team captain Dustin Brown and high-priced winger Marian Gaborik on the list of protected players they submitted in advance of Wednesday’s NHL expansion draft, but that doesn’t mean they will be free of the duo’s expensive contracts. The NHL on Sunday released the...

  • Kings, Ducks release preseason schedules

    Kings, Ducks release preseason schedules

    The Kings will play eight exhibition games before the 2017-18 NHL season, according to the schedule released Thursday, including two during a previously announced trip to China. The Ducks will play seven preseason games. Each team will face the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. The Kings’ schedule...

  • Kings activate defenseman Matt Greene in order to buy out his contract

    Kings activate defenseman Matt Greene in order to buy out his contract

    The Kings prepared to bid farewell to a core member of their two Stanley Cup-winning teams when they activated rugged defenseman Matt Greene off injured reserve Tuesday as the first step toward buying out his contract. Greene, 34, has one year left on his contract at $2.5 million. The salary-cap...

  • Kings choose Alex Faust as their new TV play-by-play announcer

    Kings choose Alex Faust as their new TV play-by-play announcer

    The Kings knew they could never replace Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller, whose health problems led him to retire in April after 44 seasons of calling their games with a storyteller’s charm and a unique historic perspective. In choosing his successor for their TV play-by-play job, they went...

  • Kings hire Dave Lowry as an assistant coach

    Kings hire Dave Lowry as an assistant coach

    Dave Lowry, who played more than 1,000 NHL games and has coached in the Western Hockey League for six seasons, was hired by the Kings as an assistant coach under new coach John Stevens. Goaltending coach Bill Ranford stayed on after Darryl Sutter was fired as the Kings’ coach, but assistant Davis...

  • Stanley Cup notes: The P.K. Subban-Shea Weber trade debate resurfaces

    Stanley Cup notes: The P.K. Subban-Shea Weber trade debate resurfaces

    The last Canadian-based NHL team exited the playoffs when the Ottawa Senators lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals, but one burning question seems to remain for hockey fans north of the border: With P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators preparing for the Stanley Cup...

  • Letters: It's another Duck season that ends too early

    Letters: It's another Duck season that ends too early

    All those division titles without so much as an appearance in the finals. Don’t worry, Dodgers fans. I’m referring to the Ducks. Ron Reeve Glendora :: Not sure which is more impressive, the Nashville Predators’ run to the Stanley Cup Final helping rekindle memories of the 2012 Kings, or Nashville’s...

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  • Former Mighty Ducks Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya will carry bond into Hall of Fame

    Former Mighty Ducks Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya will carry bond into Hall of Fame

    Three years into retirement following a glorious NHL career, Teemu Selanne is still as fast as ever. He’s also still linked to friend and former Mighty Ducks linemate Paul Kariya, an enduring bond they will carry into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Selanne, nicknamed the Finnish Flash for his ability...

  • Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya are headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame

    Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya are headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame

    Teemu Selanne was a kindergarten teacher for three years in his native Finland, which might help explain the childlike joy he brought to the rink every day during a career that spanned more than 1,500 NHL regular-season and playoff games and six Olympic tournaments before he retired in 2014 as...

  • Kings select Jaret Anderson-Dolan with 41st pick in NHL draft

    Kings select Jaret Anderson-Dolan with 41st pick in NHL draft

    Like so many of the youngsters chosen in the annual NHL draft, Jaret Anderson-Dolan watched his parents skate and he took to the ice on a pair of double-runners before he was 2 years old. Like many of those kids, he developed a terrific shot by rifling the puck hundreds of times a day at the rink...

  • Ducks sign Patrick Eaves to three-year contract extension

    Ducks sign Patrick Eaves to three-year contract extension

    The Ducks retained an integral part of their offensive chemistry Friday when they signed forward Patrick Eaves to a three-year contract extension. Eaves, 33, will make $3.3 million next season, $3.15 million in 2018-19 and $3 million in 2019-20. The veteran wing was due to become a free agent and...

  • Former Mighty Ducks coach elected into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

    Former Mighty Ducks coach elected into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

    Ron Wilson, coach of the expansion Mighty Ducks and of several U.S. national teams in international tournaments, was elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, the organization announced Monday. Wilson, 62, coached Team USA to the World Cup title in 1996 and led the U.S. men’s Olympic team to a silver...

  • Ducks to buy out defenseman Simon Despres

    Ducks to buy out defenseman Simon Despres

    The Ducks put defenseman Simon Despres on waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. The move was expected for Despres, whose career has been in jeopardy because of a history of concussions. “Simon Despres is a good hockey player and a good person,” Ducks general manager Bob Murray said...

  • Letters: Jerry West a Clipper? Is it April Fools?

    Letters: Jerry West a Clipper? Is it April Fools?

    Well, at least Jerry West isn’t a Celtic. Vaughn Hardenberg Westwood :: Maybe Jerry West can convince Steve Ballmer to move the Clippers back to San Diego. Steve Shaevel Woodland Hills :: I hope Jerry West doesn't play in any golf tournaments now that he is a Clippers employee. He'll never get...

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins will start to splinter shortly after celebrating second consecutive title

    The Pittsburgh Penguins will start to splinter shortly after celebrating second consecutive title

    The Pittsburgh Penguins, like the Montreal Canadiens of old, have reached the stage where they can announce that their Stanley Cup parade will follow the same route and everyone will know exactly what that means. The Penguins’ six-game Cup Final victory over the Nashville Predators made them the...

  • Penguins beat Predators to claim second straight Stanley Cup title

    Penguins beat Predators to claim second straight Stanley Cup title

    The Conn Smythe Trophy, awarded to the most valuable player in the Stanley Cup playoffs, gleamed as it sat on the table to Sidney Crosby’s right. Near his left hand, within easy patting distance, was the Stanley Cup. It had been polished to blinding brilliance Sunday afternoon but had become smudged...

  • There are signs that second-year Rams QB Jared Goff might be much improved

    There are signs that second-year Rams QB Jared Goff might be much improved

    Three weeks ago, when the Rams began organized team activity workouts, quarterback Jared Goff was asked to assess the change in offensive systems from last season. “It’s way different,” he said. That was no surprise: The Rams have a new coach in Sean McVay, a new quarterback-friendly scheme and...

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