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  • Paul Stastny, Thomas Vanek find new homes via NHL free agency

    So what does half a billion dollars buy these days? For starters, the answer might cover the first day of NHL free agency. It was an unprecedented rush of frenzied spending, soaring past $500 million and 70-plus signings before dinner time Tuesday...
  • NHL free-agency: Ducks sign Minnesota defenseman Clayton Stoner

    NHL free-agency: Ducks sign Minnesota defenseman Clayton Stoner
    NHL free agency opened with a furious rush -- 46 signings in the opening 2 1/2 hours of free agency for a record $393 million on Tuesday morning, according to Canadian cable network TSN. The Ducks were responsible for several hellos and goodbyes....
  • NHL free-agent update: Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller signs with Calgary

    Swiss native Jonas Hiller was talking with the Ducks in 2007. One extremely busy general manager named Brian Burke closed the deal to sign the goalie for Anaheim, which would win the Stanley Cup that spring. "I still remember seven years ago he flew...
  • Dodgers' Stan Kasten named L.A. Sports Council's executive of the year

    Dodgers' Stan Kasten named L.A. Sports Council's executive of the year
    Turn a downtrodden franchise that couldn’t fill half its seats into a division winner that leads the major leagues in attendance and it tends to get noticed. Both collectively and individually. Stan Kasten, the Dodgers president, chief executive...
  • Tough decisions before U.S. men's hockey team is announced Jan. 1

    Tough decisions before U.S. men's hockey team is announced Jan. 1
    PARK CITY, Utah -- The U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team for the Sochi Winter Games will be announced on Jan. 1, after the Winter Classic game, officials of USA Hockey said Monday at the U.S. Olympic media summit. “Our goal the next few...
  • Brian Burke named acting GM after Calgary Flames fire Jay Feaster

    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...
  • Joba Chamberlain agrees to contract with Detroit Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers accomplished another goal during their busy off-season, adding depth to their bullpen with Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain and the Tigers agreed to terms on a one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations....
  • Olympic hockey GM Poile apologizes for aired criticism of Bobby Ryan

    Olympic hockey GM Poile apologizes for aired criticism of Bobby Ryan
    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...
  • Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early

    Educating players on dangers of illegal hockey hits must start early
    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...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Ducks on historic run

    Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: Plus + 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...
  • Former Ducks star Scott Niedermayer is elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

    Former Ducks star Scott Niedermayer is elected to Hockey Hall of Fame
    Even a sure-fire Hockey Hall of Fame nominee is not immune to a nervous moment or two. After all, Brendan Shanahan was considered a near lock a year ago, and did not get the phone call from the 416 area code, which would signify word from the Hall of...
  • Penguins' Dan Bylsma selected coach for U.S. Olympic hockey team

    In 2010, it was Brian Burke leading the way in assembling Team USA for the Olympics in Vancouver and then-Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson behind the bench. This time, the tandem at the top for Sochi, Russia, in 2014 will be Nashville President and GM David...