Hockey / Sports

Gaborik, Kings are a solid fit for each other

LOS ANGELES -- Fretting and pacing are two of Dean Lombardi's default mechanisms. That, and sprinkling references to Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson or the Pittsburgh Steelers during a routine conversation.

On this particular day, the Los ...

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 ...