| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:12 PM
When the Kings meet the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday at Staples Center, it will be the team's sixth look at a Pacific Division opponent in eight games. And so far Coach Darryl Sutter isn't sure he likes what he sees.
"The division's tough, and every...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The Philadelphia Flyers were supposed to be Stanley Cup contenders this season. Instead, it looks like they've gone the goon route in trying to resurrect something worthwhile from a season that's quickly spiraling out of control.
In the closing...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:42 AM
A moment – or actually, 276 of them – of appreciation for Rob Scuderi.
The seemingly indestructible hockey player is, alas, out of action for an indefinite period.
Scuderi, the former Kings defenseman, signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Patrick Roy, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as a rookie goaltender after the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup in 1986, has so far been successful as a...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:44 AM
On Nov. 27, 2011, the Ducks lost a seventh consecutive game, to the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs, and Anaheim’s coach then, Randy Carlyle assessed, “We just seem to be dead between the ears.”
Three days later, after the team won for...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 7:52 PM
The NHL's Wheel of Justice got several vigorous spins Monday, all dealing with infractions that caused head injuries.
Colorado forward Cody McLeod was suspended five games for a boarding incident against Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall, New York...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:22 AM
The Boston Red Sox sure are a classy organization.
Either that or they sure know how to rub a championship in the face of the team they just beat in the World Series.
Red Sox ownership took out a full-page ad in Tuesday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 8:01 PM
Bad things happen to us all. It's how you respond to the calamity that defines you.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick has found himself staring into the abyss of despair in this early NHL season.
And each time, the goalie who led his team to the 2012...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:39 AM
INDIANAPOLIS — Wayne Gretzky doesn't know Peyton Manning well.
Yet he knows Manning better than anyone possibly could.
It was 25 years ago Saturday that Gretzky, as a newly minted member of the Los Angeles Kings, returned to Edmonton to face the...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:40 PM
A comment from Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren that former Ducks defenseman Chris Pronger “is never going to play again” was met by a tribute Wednesday from a former teammate who played with Pronger on the Ducks' Stanley Cup-...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:23 AM
David Letterman gathered 10 legendary athletes at the Ed Sullivan Theatre on Monday to read off the evening's top 10 list on the "Late Show With David Letterman."
The topic was 10 career highlights from Madison Square Garden, and to share their...