Hockey / Sports

These birds are a better flock for Lovejoy

ANAHEIM, Calif.--Branded as a sixth or seventh defenseman by the Pittsburgh Penguins and unsure if he could rise above that ceiling, Ben Lovejoy wondered if his hockey career had stalled before it had really begun.

"I would have gone to ...

Wild's Granlund made big jump, vows to get better

The Wild puts a lot of stock into character when it formulates its annual draft list.

Before being drafted in 2010, Mikael Granlund demonstrated on the Finnish ice just how special a talent he was. But Granlund was undersized, so teams clamored ...

Kings will manage net one game at a time

LOS ANGELES -- Questions about goalies and playing time often prompt an amusing baseball reference or two from Los Angeles Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, letting out his inner manager for a minute.

Not this time.

Sutter, who once declared there ...

Goalie rule change could benefit Blackhawks

In a hockey rink that stretches 200 feet long and 85 wide, 48 inches generally isn't that big of a deal.

But during the summer when the NHL tweaked the "Goalkeeper's Restricted Area," and added 4 feet -- 2 on each side of the net -- to the ...

Kings choose younger lineup for preseason

LOS ANGELES--Twenty-five regular-season games and one Stanley Cup championship ... all before he turned 22 years old.

What does Kings left wing Tanner Pearson do for an encore, a successful second act, before he gets, oh, really old? As in ...