| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:32 PM
All the pain, frustration and waiting will be over for Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell on Thursday night when he returns to the NHL ice, fittingly, at the venue where he made his name.
“I feel excited and fortunate to be in this spot,”...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Kings captain Dustin Brown will renew acquaintances with Minnesota forward Jason Pominville on Thursday after earning a two-game suspension last season for an April 23 elbow to Pominville’s head.
Will the Wild fans be calling for Brown’s...
| Aug 10, 2013
You may have heard of the Bechdel test. The idea, articulated in a cartoon drawn by Alison Bechdel, is that a movie isn't worth watching if it doesn't have 1) at least two female characters; 2) who talk to each other; and 3) about something other than...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"I think it's time for ESPN to get a little competition, don't you?"
That tough talk is coming from an unlikely source — 81-year-old Regis Philbin. The former daytime television talk show host and David Letterman foil is one of the faces of Fox...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:03 PM
They often say the best deals are the ones that did not occur.
The Los Angeles Kings are likely breathing a sigh of relief, giving major thanks that they did not win out on the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes three summers ago.
It came down to the Kings...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 5:04 PM
The NHL's awards gala — based in Las Vegas the last few years — was a casualty of the lockout, so the league is handing out its awards over two days during the Stanley Cup Final.
Still, there was a major emotional component to the first...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 8:48 PM
The small-market Minnesota Wild made the biggest splash in last summer's free-agency market by signing winger Zach Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter to identical 13-year, $98-million contracts. They immediately became symbols of the long, salary-cap-...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:50 PM
British roots music band Mumford & Sons took the top honor for its album "Babel" at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday. The night mostly distributed honors broadly to an array of younger generation acts including New York indie...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Cupid's juiced. Lance Armstrong's head is corked. Is there anything left to love about modern sports, the apparent bastion of liars, cheats and psychopaths?
Well, here are 100 Valentines dedicated to all that's still good about sports. "There are really...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Now this is total fan dedication.
Donna Lebano attended the Chicago Blackhawks-Minnesota Wild first-round NHL playoff game in Chicago on Thursday. No big deal there, although she was eight months' pregnant. That's impressive, but hey, many...
| May 13, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The family of former NHL player Derek Boogaard, who died of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol, has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL, blaming it for brain damage he suffered during his playing career and painkiller...