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  • NHL's return to Olympics on hold; women's game will be back

    NHL's return to Olympics on hold; women's game will be back
    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...
  • Wayne Gretzky helps make hockey game at Dodger Stadium a great one

    Wayne Gretzky helps make hockey game at Dodger Stadium a great one
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  • Kings-Ducks outdoor game draws raves from north of the border

    Kings-Ducks outdoor game draws raves from north of the border
    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...
  • 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...
  • NHL is hoping for a picture-perfect setting at Dodger Stadium game

    NHL is hoping for a picture-perfect setting at Dodger Stadium game
    Just picture it. Palm trees sway and dusk darkens the San Gabriel Mountains as officials prepare to drop the puck for the first outdoor NHL game in California. The Kings and Ducks line up for the historic moment while fans at Dodger Stadium and a...
  • Ducks' Bruce Boudreau looks at the positive after consecutive losses

    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,...
  • 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...
  • NHL sends message on hits to head, but when will players get it?

    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...
  • NHL pluses and minuses: Patrick Roy off to fast start in Colorado

    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...
  • 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...