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  • NHL suspends Cody McLeod, Michael Grabner for head hits

    NHL suspends Cody McLeod, Michael Grabner for head hits
    On a busy day for the NHL’s Player Safety Department, Colorado¬†Avalanche forward Cody McLeod was suspended five games for a boarding¬†infraction against Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall last week. Brendan Shanahan, head of the department that...
  • Flyers goalie's dash to fight unwilling foe may prompt rule tweak

    Flyers goalie's dash to fight unwilling foe may prompt rule tweak
    It's the equivalent of putting a stop sign at a busy intersection after an accident, but the NHL will consider modifying its rules after it found no specific rule to support further punishing Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery for his rink-length...
  • 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...
  • In a shocking surprise, Kings have a surplus of standout goalies

    In a shocking surprise, Kings have a surplus of standout goalies
    For decades the Kings simply couldn't draft and develop an elite goaltender. Their two best goalies were established players acquired through trades: Rogie Vachon was a three-time Stanley Cup champion when the Kings got him from Montreal in November...
  • Wayne Gretzky promotes Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium

    Wayne Gretzky promotes Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium
    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. Beyond, and...
  • U.S. hockey goes for speed and smarts in building men's Olympic team

    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...
  • Gary Bettman rejects Shawn Thornton's appeal of 15-game suspension

    Gary Bettman rejects Shawn Thornton's appeal of 15-game suspension
    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday upheld the 15-game suspension of Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton that had been imposed by the league on Dec. 14. Bettman said he found “clear and convincing evidence” to support the ban, which...
  • Jacobs: No Chance For NHL In Hartford Without UConn In Plan

    Jacobs: No Chance For NHL In Hartford Without UConn In Plan
    DELUSIONTOWN — After Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that the state had been in touch with groups interested in bringing the NHL back to Connecticut, commissioner Gary Bettman is expected to announce Christmas Eve an expansion franchise will be...
  • NHL economics 101: A new Canadian TV deal, higher franchise values

    NHL economics 101: A new Canadian TV deal, higher franchise values
    VANCOUVER, Canada — A few NHL-related financial notes before I leave the Great White North for San Jose, where the Kings are scheduled for a 1 p.m. practice Tuesday afternoon in advance of their game against the Sharks on Wednesday. First, the NHL...
  • Phoenix Coyotes' new owner envisions team blooming in the desert

    Phoenix Coyotes' new owner envisions team blooming in the desert
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — Anthony LeBlanc believes the Phoenix area can be a sustainable hockey market, even though the many empty seats for the Coyotes’ game against the Kings at Jobing.com Arena on Tuesday would seem a strong contradiction....
  • NHL's Gary Bettman upholds Patrick Kaleta's 10-game suspension

    NHL's Gary Bettman upholds Patrick Kaleta's 10-game suspension
    NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday upheld the league’s 10-game suspension of Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta, who had filed an appeal of the sanction imposed for his illegal check to the head of Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson....
  • An unforgettable moment for Shaw

    An unforgettable moment for Shaw
    About five hours before the puck dropped Wednesday for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw posted this on his Twitter feed: "The moment we all dreamed about as kids! Game 1 Stanley Cup Finals!'' At midnight at the United...