Frozen Royalty Audio: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s Game 4 Press Conference

LOS ANGELES — National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman was in town on April 21 to check out Staples Center and LA Live across the street in advance of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, which will be held at Staples Center and LA Live in June. Bettman also took in Game 4 between the Vancouver... Continue Reading →

It’s Official: 2010 NHL Entry Draft To Be Held In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — On December 4, the National Hockey League and the Los Angeles Kings announced that the 2010 NHL Entry Draft will be held at Staples Center on June 25-26, 2010. This will be the first time that the NHL Entry Draft is to be held in Los Angeles. “This is a very exciting... Continue Reading →

Let The Phoenix Coyotes Move Already

LOS ANGELES — The last thing commissioner Gary Bettman and the National Hockey League wants during the Stanley Cup Playoffs is embarrassing controversy off the ice and that is exactly what they have with the Phoenix Coyotes filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in recent days. To be sure, there is a great deal of controversy... Continue Reading →

It’s About Time

LOS ANGELES — It’s about time. Since the National Hockey League returned from the 2004-05 lockout, they have been playing a schedule that had teams playing their division rivals eight times and other teams in their conference four times, hoping to highlight and intensify rivalries, thus raising fan interest. Although the league is enjoying record... Continue Reading →

2008 NHL All-Star Musings

LOS ANGELES — While the National Hockey League is taking a break to showcase its best and brightest from the 2007-08 season during the NHL All-Star festivities starting Saturday in Atlanta, those of us who cover a particular NHL team all season long can take a much-needed break as well. But in my case, there... Continue Reading →

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