Hockey / Sports

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 ...