| May 5, 2014
| 7:33 PM
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman knew what was coming Monday as soon as the question began.
A little more than 21 years ago, at a news conference in Anaheim to announce the birth of the Ducks franchise — then called the Mighty Ducks — he got...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
BOSTON — The puck is black, the ice is white and, by the grace of all that is good, both are color-blind.
The game and its players are not to be blamed for what happened to P.K. Subban in a world in which 140 characters can unleash such a lack...
| May 6, 2014
| 9:09 PM
When did the NHL sell the rights to playoff games to C-SPAN?
Goodness, what a horrible-looking thing Game 3 of the Blackhawks-Wild series was Tuezzzzzzzday night. It was boring, and the Wild meant for it to be that way. It was their only chance.
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:50 AM
SOCHI, Russia -- While the issue of NHL players’ continued participation in Olympic hockey tournaments remains unsettled, one agreement apparently was reached by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, International Ice Hockey Federation President Rene Fasel...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 10:40 PM
The bizarre mingled with the familiar Saturday night, when the sensory overload of seeing beach volleyball, street hockey and Frisbee tossing taking place amid Dodger Stadium's greenery was balanced by seven concise words that set a sellout crowd to...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Lessons learned Saturday from the Ducks' 3-0 victory over the Kings at Dodger Stadium:
-- It's possible to play an NHL game outdoors in Southern California without the ice turning into a swimming pool.
-- The Kings, who have struggled to score goals...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 4:55 PM
This Dodger Stadium gathering on a winter day -- well, winter in name only -- was, among other things, to witness the arrival of the “ice truck,” officially kicking off the building of the rink for the Kings-Ducks game Jan. 25.
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The entertainment value of an NHL shootout quickly loses its thrill after consecutive losses.
Still, Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau won't get pulled into the debate of whether a skills competition — his sport's equivalent of a free-throw contest,...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:15 AM
The 710th and final National Hockey League game at the Civic Center in Hartford began at 1:37 on Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1997.
At 4 p.m., the horn sounded and Connecticut said goodbye to major league sports. In between, 14,660 fans watched the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Intent on building a smart, speedy squad that can transition quickly from offense to defense and back again on wide Olympic ice, Team USA executives decided that statistics mattered less than hockey sense and that a strong body of work outweighed injuries...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:02 PM
In an agreement followed quickly by the release of the NHL regular-season schedule, the league announced Friday its players will participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The Olympic men's hockey tournament — won in 2010 by...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:44 AM
After leading the NHL into three lockouts, Commissioner Gary Bettman won’t win any popularity contests among hockey fans. But his bosses — team owners — continue to compensate him well.
According to the Sports Business Journal, Bettman...