| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Zach Parise of the Minnesota Wild was appointed captain of the U.S. men's hockey team for the upcoming Sochi Olympics, with Kings captain Dustin Brown and Minnesota defenseman Ryan Suter appointed the alternate captains.
Parise was an alternate...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:05 AM
David Poile, general manager of the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team, apologized Friday to forward Bobby Ryan after disparaging comments about the winger’s abilities that were made during the team selection process were published by two...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Kings center Anze Kopitar was named to Slovenia’s Olympic hockey roster and Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller was named to the roster for Switzerland on Monday, one day before 25-man rosters for the Sochi Olympic hockey tournament must be submitted....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Sadly, there won't be an appearance by the Beach Boys at the upcoming Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium.
Now that would have been a master stroke in keeping with the SoCal theme. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter thought Neil Young would have been an...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Riding a 17-1 surge, the Ducks are only the fifth team in NHL history to win 17 or more games in an 18-game span. A good omen? The first two, the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Prepare to dig deep into your wallets to pay for parking at Saturday’s Stadium Series outdoor game between the Kings and the Ducks at Dodger Stadium.
Parking prices — set by the NHL, not by the participating teams — are
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Much has been said of Vancouver Canucks Coach John Tortorella's attitude change since he left New York for the Pacific Northwest.
Though he may be a bit more mild-mannered behind the bench and in news conferences, don't overestimate his ability to...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Saturday won’t be remembered as the NHL’s finest hour.
The league absorbed a one-two punch of ridicule for the line brawl that erupted two seconds into the Vancouver-Calgary game, Canucks Coach John Tortorella’s attempt to invade the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Sami Vatanen’s value to the Ducks is seen in the fact he’s scored a goal in two of the past four games he’s played, contributing more than 21 minutes of ice time a week ago.
With the return of defenseman Luca Sbisa from a torn right...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Apparently two wins over the surging Los Angeles Kings wasn't enough to prevent a management shakeup in Calgary.
On a serious note, Jay Feaster's footing and job security in Calgary had been uncertain long before the season started and well in advance...