For the first half of the NHL season, the Anaheim Ducks were a shoo-in as the league’s most disappointing team. After pushing their way to the Western Conference Final a year ago, the Ducks floundered out of the gate, falling so farShow More Summary
Milan Lucic wasn't around for the Kings' bitter end in April, the struggles on the road, in overtimes and in shootouts. But he might as well have been. Boston, two years removed from reaching the Stanley Cup Final, was a bit like Kings East, failing to meet expectations and missing the playoffs...
It was easy to peg the Ducks as a contender to win the Stanley Cup back in September. They returned most of their roster after they got to one win from the Cup final and they had added intriguing pieces such as left wing Carl Hagelin to help offset the offense lost in the off-season with the departures...
When you think of Stanley Matthews, a lot of memories come to mind — English football legend, the Wizard of the dribble, the star of the Matthews Final (1953 FA Cup), etc. But how many of you knew the impact that Matthews left behind a legacy in Africa where he coached […]
We are approaching the midway point of the season, and the standings today have many pleasant surprises and extreme disappointments. It is a lot easier to project teams over the final 50 games than it is over 82, but there are many stories...Show More Summary
Mr. Sonmor guided the Minnesota North Stars to the Stanley Cup Final in 1981.
The World Series is an utterly different animal than any of our other major professional championships. The Super Bowl, NBA Finals and Stanley Cup finals are all dignified, sensible ways to decide which team should be anointed the best of that season. Show More Summary
When: 5:30 p.m. PDT, Monday On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 830 Update Five months ago, the Ducks were on the verge of the Stanley Cup Final in an epic series against Chicago. Now they are in full-blown crisis mode in this rematch of last season's Western Conference finals, which was won by the Blackhawks...
It’s been 21 years since the Vancouver Canucks lost to the New York Rangers in Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. But apparently it’s still too soon to joke about the loss with Canucks fans. On Thursday, the Canucks joined the rest of Canada in rallying behind the Toronto Blue Jays with what […]
Paul Henderson won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL. In 1968, he went and played with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Shortly following that, Paul Henderson scored the winning goal in the final game of the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union for Canada. Show More Summary
Can the Chicago Blackhawks repeat as Stanley Cup champions, or did the many moves they made because of salary-cap restraints finally put a dent in the modern-day dynasty? Can the Los Angeles Kings return to glory and take their spotShow More Summary
And so it begins again. It seems like it was just yesterday the Chicago Blackhawks were skating around the United Center with the Stanley Cup in June after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final. The offseason is short in the NHL. Show More Summary
In the mandatory initial matchup in NHL 16, I was forced to choose between last year's Stanley Cup Final contenders. I had to back either the Chicago Blackhawks who I very much dislike, or the Tampa Bay Lightning who I am very ambivalent toward. Show More Summary
After coming within one game of their second straight Stanley Cup Final appearance, the New York Rangers enter the 2015-16 season with (...)
If you thought the Bears finally won a game on Sunday because Jay “Jesus Christ” Cutler was back, think again. The Bears won because they invited the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks to Soldier Field to be honored at halftime. And the Blackhawks brought their winning mojo with them. Of course, that’s not what this […]
There are always many questions to be answered when an NHL season opens. Here are five facing teams in the Eastern Conference: 1) Can the Tampa Bay Lightning repeat its Stanley Cup Final run? The status of franchise forward Steven Stamkos, who’s in the final season of his contract, could dominate...
The incident involving NHL free agent Mike Richards at the Canadian border in June was finally given some clarity Thursday, as the two-time Stanley Cup winner was charged with possession of a controlled substance. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police of Manitoba, Richards will appear in court Sept. Show More Summary
He’s been with ESPN dating back to 1986 and has filled several roles including SportsCenter anchor, NFL Primetime co-host, Stanley Cup Finals host, and more recently ABC college football host and college basketball play-by-play man.Show More Summary
Back in Canada after winning the Conn Smythe trophy and a third Stanley Cup, the indefatigable Duncan Keith finally felt his resistance wear down when he succumbed to a force that exposed a hidden weakness.
The Los Angeles Kings saw their chance at defending the Stanley Cup go down in ashes after falling to the Calgary Flames with only days left in the regular season. The two teams had been battling for a final spot, and the loss extinguished...Show More Summary