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ESPN
LeBrun: Trade deadline buyers and sellers in the PacificThe cream is rising to the top in a Pacific Division that has taken its lumps t
LeBrun: Trade deadline buyers and sellers in the Pacific
ESPN / Posted 3 days ago
The cream is rising to the top in a Pacific Division that has taken its lumps this season. You can mock the Pacific all you want, but if the three California clubs end up as top three in the division, as seems likely, you've got three teams who can... Read more
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New England Sports Network
NHL Trade Rumors: Kings Reportedly Interested In Jets' Dustin ByfuglienThe Los Angeles Kings have returned to legitimate Stanley Cup contender status
NHL Trade Rumors: Kings Reportedly Interested In Jets' Dustin Byfuglien
New England Sports Network / Posted 4 days ago
The Los Angeles Kings have returned to legitimate Stanley Cup contender status this season after surprisingly missing the Stanley Cup playoffs during the 2014-15 campaign. L.A. has led the Pacific Division all season thanks to its typical strong... Read more
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ESPN
LeBrun's Rumblings: Sutter faces contract questionsA year ago, the hockey world was consumed with Mike Babcock's future, the pendi
LeBrun's Rumblings: Sutter faces contract questions
ESPN / Posted 5 days ago
A year ago, the hockey world was consumed with Mike Babcock's future, the pending free-agent coach keeping everyone guessing until signing a massive deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs after coaching the Detroit Red Wings for 10 seasons Chicago... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Kings will work on holding on to leads in NHL's second halfFrom a seemingly endless journey through the Southeast, to Canada to games at h
Kings will work on holding on to leads in NHL's second half
Los Angeles Times / Posted 10 days ago
From a seemingly endless journey through the Southeast, to Canada to games at home, the message from the Kings' players has been remarkably consistent. They were angered and embarrassed by what happened last season — missing the playoffs — and vowed... Read more
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San Bernardino Sun
Why Ontario Reign coach Mike Stothers is thriving with ‘toughest job’ONTARIO >> Mike Stothers won the Calder Cup as coach of the Manchester Monarchs
Why Ontario Reign coach Mike Stothers is thriving with ‘toughest job’
San Bernardino Sun / Posted 10 days ago
ONTARIO >> Mike Stothers won the Calder Cup as coach of the Manchester Monarchs last season, and is about to go to coach his second consecutive all-star game as the head coach of the Ontario Reign. But ask him about his greatest accomplishments as a... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Vincent Lecavalier pleased with role with LA Kings after struggles with FlyersMaybe if he believed he was done and didn’t have anything left to offer, then i
Vincent Lecavalier pleased with role with LA Kings after struggles with Flyers
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 11 days ago
Maybe if he believed he was done and didn’t have anything left to offer, then it might have been different. Perhaps if he was content to munch fistfuls of popcorn and watch from the press box as his teammates played, then it would have been another... Read more
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ESPN
LeBrun: Vincent Lecavalier's rebirth fueled by desireSo, there's that. Those goals, along with an assist, tell only part of the sto
LeBrun: Vincent Lecavalier's rebirth fueled by desire
ESPN / Posted 12 days ago
So, there's that. Those goals, along with an assist, tell only part of the story of a proud, motivated former star who is determined to go out of the game leaving a better impression than the one made in his time in Philadelphia. If you're... Read more
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SportingNews
Power Rankings: Flyers' Ron Hextall creating new model for GMsThere are some obvious candidates emerging for the NHL’s general manager of the
Power Rankings: Flyers' Ron Hextall creating new model for GMs
SportingNews / Posted 13 days ago
There are some obvious candidates emerging for the NHL’s general manager of the year award, like the Stars’ Jim Nill, the Capitals’ Brian MacLellan and the Blackhawks’ Stan Bowman. It’s a weird award, because the work of a GM is never just about the... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Ontario Reign deny San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer his AHL record-tying winONTARIO >> Roy Sommer didn’t know what the fuss was all about Friday night at t
Ontario Reign deny San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer his AHL record-tying win
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
ONTARIO >> Roy Sommer didn’t know what the fuss was all about Friday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. He was only doing his job, coaching the San Jose Barracuda during their American Hockey League game against the Ontario Reign. He said he... Read more
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San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Ontario Reign deny San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer his AHL record-tying winONTARIO >> Roy Sommer didn’t know what the fuss was all about Friday night at t
Ontario Reign deny San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer his AHL record-tying win
San Gabriel Valley Tribune / Posted 16 days ago
ONTARIO >> Roy Sommer didn’t know what the fuss was all about Friday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. He was only doing his job, coaching the San Jose Barracuda during their American Hockey League game against the Ontario Reign. He said he... Read more
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Long Beach Press-Telegram
Ontario Reign deny San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer his AHL record-tying winONTARIO >> Roy Sommer didn’t know what the fuss was all about Friday night at t
Ontario Reign deny San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer his AHL record-tying win
Long Beach Press-Telegram / Posted 16 days ago
ONTARIO >> Roy Sommer didn’t know what the fuss was all about Friday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. He was only doing his job, coaching the San Jose Barracuda during their American Hockey League game against the Ontario Reign. He said he... Read more
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San Bernardino Sun
Ontario Reign deny San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer his AHL record-tying winONTARIO >> Roy Sommer didn’t know what the fuss was all about Friday night at t
Ontario Reign deny San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer his AHL record-tying win
San Bernardino Sun / Posted 16 days ago
ONTARIO >> Roy Sommer didn’t know what the fuss was all about Friday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. He was only doing his job, coaching the San Jose Barracuda during their American Hockey League game against the Ontario Reign. He said he... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Ontario Reign deny San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer his AHL record-tying winONTARIO >> Roy Sommer didn’t know what the fuss was all about Friday night at t
Ontario Reign deny San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer his AHL record-tying win
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 16 days ago
ONTARIO >> Roy Sommer didn’t know what the fuss was all about Friday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena. He was only doing his job, coaching the San Jose Barracuda during their American Hockey League game against the Ontario Reign. He said he... Read more
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San Bernardino Sun
Drew Doughty says Pacific-leading LA Kings shouldn’t buy into the hypeThe Kings’ world seemed to be spinning in greased grooves Thursday. At first gl
Drew Doughty says Pacific-leading LA Kings shouldn’t buy into the hype
San Bernardino Sun / Posted 17 days ago
The Kings’ world seemed to be spinning in greased grooves Thursday. At first glance, it seemed the race was over and the Kings won it. The Pacific Division and one of the top two seeded playoff positions that goes with it as a reward for standout... Read more
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San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Drew Doughty says Pacific-leading LA Kings shouldn’t buy into the hypeThe Kings’ world seemed to be spinning in greased grooves Thursday. At first gl
Drew Doughty says Pacific-leading LA Kings shouldn’t buy into the hype
San Gabriel Valley Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
The Kings’ world seemed to be spinning in greased grooves Thursday. At first glance, it seemed the race was over and the Kings won it. The Pacific Division and one of the top two seeded playoff positions that goes with it as a reward for standout... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
Drew Doughty says Pacific-leading LA Kings shouldn’t buy into the hypeThe Kings’ world seemed to be spinning in greased grooves Thursday. At first gl
Drew Doughty says Pacific-leading LA Kings shouldn’t buy into the hype
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 18 days ago
The Kings’ world seemed to be spinning in greased grooves Thursday. At first glance, it seemed the race was over and the Kings won it. The Pacific Division and one of the top two seeded playoff positions that goes with it as a reward for standout... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Drew Doughty says Pacific-leading LA Kings shouldn’t buy into the hypeThe Kings’ world seemed to be spinning in greased grooves Thursday. At first gl
Drew Doughty says Pacific-leading LA Kings shouldn’t buy into the hype
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 18 days ago
The Kings’ world seemed to be spinning in greased grooves Thursday. At first glance, it seemed the race was over and the Kings won it. The Pacific Division and one of the top two seeded playoff positions that goes with it as a reward for standout... Read more
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NHL.com
Milan Lucic wants to re-sign with Los Angeles Kings"I hope it's here, just because of how great everything has gone and [how] good
Milan Lucic wants to re-sign with Los Angeles Kings
NHL.com / Posted 18 days ago
"I hope it's here, just because of how great everything has gone and [how] good the transition has gone," the left wing told Pierre LeBrun in remarks published Thursday. "I truly, truly deep down in my heart hope that I do get to remain a King after... Read more
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ESPN
LeBrun: Milan Lucic loving life in Los AngelesThere's a happiness in Milan Lucic's voice that carries through the phone line
LeBrun: Milan Lucic loving life in Los Angeles
ESPN / Posted 18 days ago
There's a happiness in Milan Lucic's voice that carries through the phone line three time zones. It's genuine. Life as a Los Angeles King could absolutely not be any better. On and off the ice, the former Boston Bruins star is now in a good... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Kings will see a familiar face when Wild's Jarret Stoll comes to Staples Center on Thursday"It will be fun. It will be weird," Stoll said Wednesday after the Wild's morni
Kings will see a familiar face when Wild's Jarret Stoll comes to Staples Center on Thursday
Los Angeles Times / Posted 19 days ago
"It will be fun. It will be weird," Stoll said Wednesday after the Wild's morning skate in Anaheim before facing the Ducks. "Seeing the other side of it — going into the visitor's dressing room. Going to the visiting bench, or warmups on the other... Read more
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Bleacher Report
A Soundtrack of Sports Love Stories Gone Wrong"Get out, (leave) right now It's the end of you and me" NHL center Mike Richar
A Soundtrack of Sports Love Stories Gone Wrong
Bleacher Report / Posted 20 days ago
"Get out, (leave) right now It's the end of you and me" NHL center Mike Richards signed a pro-rated, one-year deal with the Washington Capitals in January, taking the first step toward redemption after a nasty breakup with the Los Angeles Kings. At... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, armed with a new mega-deal, stars against Anaheim DucksANAHEIM >> You had a better chance of seeing an NFL team marching into downtown
LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, armed with a new mega-deal, stars against Anaheim Ducks
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 22 days ago
ANAHEIM >> You had a better chance of seeing an NFL team marching into downtown L.A. than you did of seeing Anze Kopitar marching out. Sunday night, he reminded you why. Kopitar assisted on the Kings’ go-ahead goal and then scored the official... Read more
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San Gabriel Valley Tribune
LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, armed with a new mega-deal, stars against Anaheim DucksANAHEIM >> You had a better chance of seeing an NFL team marching into downtown
LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, armed with a new mega-deal, stars against Anaheim Ducks
San Gabriel Valley Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
ANAHEIM >> You had a better chance of seeing an NFL team marching into downtown L.A. than you did of seeing Anze Kopitar marching out. Sunday night, he reminded you why. Kopitar assisted on the Kings’ go-ahead goal and then scored the official... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Kings' Anze Kopitar has proved to be a valuable assetAnd for Kopitar, who signed an eight-year, $80-million contract extension on Sa
Kings' Anze Kopitar has proved to be a valuable asset
Los Angeles Times / Posted 22 days ago
And for Kopitar, who signed an eight-year, $80-million contract extension on Saturday, there's no escaping jokes about whether he will pick up the check when players gather for a meal. He's fine with that. "I like these guys," he said with a smile... Read more
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Long Beach Press-Telegram
LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, armed with a new mega-deal, stars against Anaheim DucksANAHEIM >> You had a better chance of seeing an NFL team marching into downtown
LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, armed with a new mega-deal, stars against Anaheim Ducks
Long Beach Press-Telegram / Posted 22 days ago
ANAHEIM >> You had a better chance of seeing an NFL team marching into downtown L.A. than you did of seeing Anze Kopitar marching out. Sunday night, he reminded you why. Kopitar assisted on the Kings’ go-ahead goal and then scored the official... Read more
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San Bernardino Sun
LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, armed with a new mega-deal, stars against Anaheim DucksANAHEIM >> You had a better chance of seeing an NFL team marching into downtown
LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, armed with a new mega-deal, stars against Anaheim Ducks
San Bernardino Sun / Posted 22 days ago
ANAHEIM >> You had a better chance of seeing an NFL team marching into downtown L.A. than you did of seeing Anze Kopitar marching out. Sunday night, he reminded you why. Kopitar assisted on the Kings’ go-ahead goal and then scored the official... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, armed with a new mega-deal, stars against Anaheim DucksANAHEIM >> You had a better chance of seeing an NFL team marching into downtown
LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, armed with a new mega-deal, stars against Anaheim Ducks
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 22 days ago
ANAHEIM >> You had a better chance of seeing an NFL team marching into downtown L.A. than you did of seeing Anze Kopitar marching out. Sunday night, he reminded you why. Kopitar assisted on the Kings’ go-ahead goal and then scored the official... Read more
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Orange County Register
Signing Anze Kopitar for 8 years, $80 million should pay dividends, but it's not without long-term riskANAHEIM – In coming years, Dean Lombardi will cheer on the Kings and the Canadi
Signing Anze Kopitar for 8 years, $80 million should pay dividends, but it's not without long-term risk
Orange County Register / Posted 22 days ago
ANAHEIM – In coming years, Dean Lombardi will cheer on the Kings and the Canadian dollar. When Lombardi, the Kings’ general manager, signed Anze Kopitar to an eight-year, $80 million contract extension over the weekend, he committed himself not only... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
L.A. Kings and Kopitar make $80-million contract extension officialAfter the contract was signed, after all the details had been hashed out – how
L.A. Kings and Kopitar make $80-million contract extension official
The Globe and Mail / Posted 23 days ago
After the contract was signed, after all the details had been hashed out – how the money would be allocated over eight seasons – Los Angeles Kings centre Anze Kopitar expressed both gratitude and relief that the extended negotiations were finally... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
LA Kings coach: Anze Kopitar is ‘worth every penny’ of $80 millionFILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopita
LA Kings coach: Anze Kopitar is ‘worth every penny’ of $80 million
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 23 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar, of Slovenia, carries the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. Kopitar has agreed to a new eight-year contract with the... Read more
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San Gabriel Valley Tribune
LA Kings coach: Anze Kopitar is ‘worth every penny’ of $80 millionFILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopita
LA Kings coach: Anze Kopitar is ‘worth every penny’ of $80 million
San Gabriel Valley Tribune / Posted 23 days ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015 file photo, Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar, of Slovenia, carries the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. Kopitar has agreed to a new eight-year contract with the... Read more
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TSN
Dreger Report: Inside the Kopitar contract negotiationIt wasn't easy, but Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings finally reached agre
Dreger Report: Inside the Kopitar contract negotiation
TSN / Posted 23 days ago
It wasn't easy, but Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings finally reached agreement on a contract extension on Saturday that, incredibly, took seven months to complete. With two Stanley Cups and the distinction of being one of the top centres in... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
Kings bet big on Kopitar's consistency and excellenceAnd yet it took until the middle of January for the sides to officially sign of
Kings bet big on Kopitar's consistency and excellence
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 23 days ago
And yet it took until the middle of January for the sides to officially sign off an $80-million, eight-year extension after a tricky, drawn-out negotiation. The most significant number attached to Saturday’s contract announcement is 10 — as in the... Read more
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NHL.com
Team USA names Jack Capuano, John Hynes, Mike Sullivan assistant coaches for 2016 World Cup of Hockey team"I'm looking forward to working with our coaching staff in guiding the group of
Team USA names Jack Capuano, John Hynes, Mike Sullivan assistant coaches for 2016 World Cup of Hockey team
NHL.com / Posted 24 days ago
"I'm looking forward to working with our coaching staff in guiding the group of players that are ultimately selected to represent our country in the World Cup," Tortorella, coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets, said in a release by USA Hockey. "We have... Read more
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TSN
What does Kopitar deal mean for Stamkos?TSN Senior Hockey Reporter After a four-month stalemate, the Los Angeles Kings
What does Kopitar deal mean for Stamkos?
TSN / Posted 26 days ago
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter After a four-month stalemate, the Los Angeles Kings are finally close to completing a contract extension for star centre Anze Kopitar, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. The framework of the deal, which is not... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Devils will hold off on mortgaging futureFor a few hours Wednesday, it felt as if someone had moved the NHL’s trade dead
Devils will hold off on mortgaging future
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted a month ago
For a few hours Wednesday, it felt as if someone had moved the NHL’s trade deadline up from Feb. 29 to Jan. 6. After a first half of the season with little player movement, there were two significant trades, plus Washington signed troubled... Read more
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ESPN
Morning 3-3: Assessing a pair of big moves@Real_ESPNLeBrun:Vincent Lecavalier made his debut Thursday with the Los Angele
Morning 3-3: Assessing a pair of big moves
ESPN / Posted a month ago
@Real_ESPNLeBrun:Vincent Lecavalier made his debut Thursday with the Los Angeles Kings, while former King Mike Richards will have to wait for his Washington Capitals debut until he practices with the team for a while. My question is: Which player... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Vinny Lecavalier Talks Trade to LA KingsLOS ANGELES – Similar to the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Vincent Lecavalier is on his
Vinny Lecavalier Talks Trade to LA Kings
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 1 months ago
LOS ANGELES – Similar to the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Vincent Lecavalier is on his farewell tour, and has stopped for a long layover in Los Angeles. The former first round draft pick was traded by the Philadelphia Flyers to the Kings on Wednesday with... Read more
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ESPN
Caps' Richards looks to get up to speed quicklyNEW YORK -- Mike Richards is glad to be back in the NHL and believes his bigges
Caps' Richards looks to get up to speed quickly
ESPN / Posted 1 months ago
NEW YORK -- Mike Richards is glad to be back in the NHL and believes his biggest adjustment after missing the first half of the season will be the speed of the game. "Watching hockey at home and being away from it, I think you just take for granted... Read more
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TSN
Capitals F Richards not taking second chance for grantedNEW YORK, N.Y. - Mike Richards is glad to be back in the NHL and believes his b
Capitals F Richards not taking second chance for granted
TSN / Posted 1 months ago
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Mike Richards is glad to be back in the NHL and believes his biggest adjustment after missing the first half of the season will be the speed of the game. "Watching hockey at home and being away from it I think you just take for... Read more
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The Washington Times
Mike Richards: ‘It’s nice to be back’ in NHL after signing with CapitalsNEW YORK — Mike Richards is glad to be back in the NHL and believes his biggest
Mike Richards: ‘It’s nice to be back’ in NHL after signing with Capitals
The Washington Times / Posted 1 months ago
NEW YORK — Mike Richards is glad to be back in the NHL and believes his biggest adjustment after missing the first half of the season will be the speed of the game. “Watching hockey at home and being away from it, I think you just take for granted... Read more
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TSN
Kings hope Lecavalier can be their Bill WaltonTSN Senior Hockey Reporter Eyebrows raised around the NHL when the Los Angeles
Kings hope Lecavalier can be their Bill Walton
TSN / Posted 1 months ago
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Eyebrows raised around the NHL when the Los Angeles Kings acquired Vinny Lecavalier on Wednesday. What does Dean Lombardi, general manager of a Stanley Cup contender, see in a 35-year-old healthy scratch who was of little... Read more
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TSN
Schenn brothers split up after tradeTSN Senior Hockey Reporter Luke and Brayden Schenn drove to the airport togeth
Schenn brothers split up after trade
TSN / Posted 1 months ago
TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Luke and Brayden Schenn drove to the airport together on Wednesday, bags packed for the Flyers' trip to Minnesota. They had an idea it might be their last carpool. After days of rumblings, Luke received word from his... Read more
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Bleacher Report
How NHL's Balance of Power Shifted After a Deal-Filled DayThree years ago Wednesday, the NHL's last lockout ended, and there was joy amon
How NHL's Balance of Power Shifted After a Deal-Filled Day
Bleacher Report / Posted 1 months ago
Three years ago Wednesday, the NHL's last lockout ended, and there was joy among hockey fans. On this January 6, another lockout of sorts ended, and there was more joy. Nothing gets hockey fans quite so amped up as trades, and Wednesday brought... Read more
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