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Kings return to camp eager for title defense

Sep 20, 2014

Kings return to camp eager for title defense

After a summer crammed with Stanley Cup celebrations across the globe, the Los Angeles Kings are back at work with their eyes on some rarefied goals. The Kings went through their first workouts of training camp Friday as they prepare for their run at ...

Koivu brings curtain down on long NHL career

Sep 11, 2014

Koivu brings curtain down on long NHL career

Saku Koivu has retired after an 18-year NHL career with the Anaheim Ducks and the Montreal Canadiens. The four-time Finnish Olympic medalist and cancer survivor announced his decision through the NHL players’ association on Wednesday. The Ducks decided they wouldn’t attempt to re-sign Koivu ...

Sep 5, 2014

Bettman rejects expansion report

The NHL won’t grow beyond 30 teams and has no plans to add or move franchises any time soon, commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We’re not in an expansion mode,” Bettman said Thursday at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in New York. Bettman said a ...

NHL says expansion still in discussion stage

Aug 28, 2014

NHL says expansion still in discussion stage

The NHL insists expansion is not imminent. “Nothing has happened to change the status quo,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a telephone interview Wednesday with AP. “There continues to be interest from some markets, and we continue to be interested in discussing ...

Aug 22, 2014

Goalie Giguere ends storied career

The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision ...

Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

Aug 20, 2014

Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore’s career. Geoff Adair, a lawyer for Bertuzzi, confirmed the case was “settled in its totality” but said Tuesday the ...

Jul 5, 2014

Canucks re-sign Kassian, Weber

The Vancouver Canucks re-signed forward Zack Kassian and defenseman Yannick Weber on Friday. Kassian had 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games for the Canucks last season. He signed a $3.5 million, two-year deal “Zack is a skilled, ...

Ekblad top draft pick

Jun 28, 2014

Ekblad top draft pick

Florida selected Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft on Friday, making him the first defenseman to go No. 1 since St. Louis took Erik Johnson in 2006. “I want that burden of expectation,” Ekblad said. “I want that feel for ...

Penguins captain Crosby named MVP

Jun 25, 2014

Penguins captain Crosby named MVP

Seven years after Sidney Crosby won his first Hart Trophy, the Pittsburgh captain has been recognized as the NHL’s best once again. Crosby won the NHL’s most valuable player award for the second time Tuesday night at the league’s postseason awards ceremony in Las ...

Jun 22, 2014

Gallant named new Panthers coach

Gerard Gallant and Jonathan Huberdeau had a wildly successful coach-player relationship at the top level of junior hockey. The Florida Panthers hope they will again in the NHL. Gallant was hired Saturday to coach the Panthers, a move that reunites him with Huberdeau, a ...

Desire fuels Kings' winning ways

Jun 15, 2014

Desire fuels Kings' winning ways

Drew Doughty never hesitates to say what the rest of the Los Angeles Kings are only thinking, and the star defenseman’s mind was already on a third Stanley Cup title while his teammates celebrated their second on the ice behind him. Doughty said the ...

Kings triumph in 2OT, capture Cup

Jun 14, 2014

Kings triumph in 2OT, capture Cup

The longest postseason for the Los Angeles Kings led into the longest game they had ever played. After 94 minutes of impossibly tense hockey, Alec Martinez could scarcely believe it when a rebound off Henrik Lundqvist’s pads came straight to his stick. “After it ...