Ryan Smyth Gets His Wish: Los Angeles Kings And Edmonton Oilers Finally Agree On A Deal

SMYTH FINALLY RETURNS HOME: Veteran left wing Ryan Smyth is finally back home after the Los Angeles Kings and the Edmonton Oilers were finally able to agree on a trade. Story includes details on the trade, along with commentary on the reaction to the deai. Did Smyth handle things the right way, or does he... Continue Reading →

Will The NHL’s Winter Classic Ever Come To Southern California?

LOS ANGELES — Heinz Field in Pittsburgh has long since been converted back into a football stadium after the National Hockey League’s 2011 Winter Classic, played on January 1. But, since then, there has been a lot of talk about other NHL cities that want to host the annual outdoor game. To be sure, a... 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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