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  • Lack of picks doesn't bother GM McPhee

    — Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee will have five selections, tied for the fewest in franchise history, when the NHL draft begins tonight at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. The small number of draft picks doesn't bother...
  • Which team will win the Stanley Cup?

    Cursed Kings will win Helene Elliott Los Angeles Times Hell will freeze over, because the Kings will win the Stanley Cup. Yes, the cursed Kings, the team that has made exactly one previous visit to the Cup finals. They're bigger than the Devils,...
  • Leftovers from Q&A with Matt Hughes

    Leftovers from Q&A with Matt Hughes
    Friday’s editions included a Q&A with Towson junior attackman Matt Hughes. Due to space constraints, here are some answers that didn’t make the cut. Did you play another sport when you were growing up? Yeah, I played ice hockey. Why did you...
  • L.A. Kings finally come home, with a South Bay victory lap

    L.A. Kings finally come home, with a South Bay victory lap
    There was no confetti, no megaphones or mega-buses to ride on, but the triumphant Los Angeles Kings finally got their true hometown welcome. Two days after a raucous celebration through downtown Los Angeles, the hockey players celebrated with a...
  • Kings will not buy out contract of Mike Richards

    Kings will not buy out contract of Mike Richards
    The Kings have decided against buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to General Manager Dean Lombardi. Richards, who has been a key factor in the Kings' two Stanley Cup wins in the last three seasons, is in the middle of a 12-year...
  • Kings keep the trust, don't buy out Mike Richards' contract

    Kings keep the trust, don't buy out Mike Richards' contract
    As it turned out, there was a center named Richards bought out in the NHL on Friday — only it was Brad Richards of the New York Rangers. Not Mike Richards of the Kings. The Kings decided against buying out the contract of Richards, according...
  • Kings' season was one with many twists, turns

    Kings' season was one with many twists, turns
    On one level, the Kings' playoff run mirrored their performance in the regular season, filled with hot runs and times where they were stone cold. There was a period in November when they played without their starting goaltender and seemingly couldn't...
  • After second title, Dean Lombardi set to work on Kings' roster again

    After second title, Dean Lombardi set to work on Kings' roster again
    A day after their parade to celebrate this season’s Stanley Cup championship, the Kings will have to turn the page — and quickly. Already in effect, the buyout period for contracts is open until June 30. Compliance buyouts offer a rare...
  • A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings

    A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings
    After becoming the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road, the Kings' five-game series victory over the New York Rangers to win the Stanley Cup almost seemed abrupt — except that all three...
  • Kings are a quality team that is built to last

    Kings are a quality team that is built to last
    The blades of their skates cut deep and wide now, far beyond the chilly ice and raucous fans at Staples Center, far past even the highest of hopes for a black-shirted hockey team in a bright and sunny land. When Alec Martinez slapped a shot past the New...
  • Controlling the faceoff is critical to the game of hockey

    Controlling the faceoff is critical to the game of hockey
    His hands gripped the hockey stick a little tighter as he glided into the faceoff circle. Jarret Stoll spread his skates wide, crouching low to the ice, positioning himself nose-to-nose with his opponent. It was early in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup...
  • Kings take Game 4 loss to Rangers as learning experience

    Kings take Game 4 loss to Rangers as learning experience
    The Kings had a long flight home from New York, where a line of slush on Madison Square Garden's notoriously bad ice became a wall between them and two goals that might have sent them back Wednesday with the Stanley Cup as a special passenger. Some...