Starting today, check out latimes.com/sports for Christine Daniels' "Day in L.A.," a daily column on the sports events, personalities and themes that matter most to Southern Californians.
Responsive, thoughtful, experienced commentary from one of the area's most talented and versatile journalists, updated throughout the day as events happen.
Daniels has covered major sports in the Southland for more than 20 years. Here's a sample of what lies ahead:
Funny sport, hockey.
When Anaheim's ice brigade was known as the "Mighty Ducks," the Ducks were usually anything but. Sitting, yes. Ugly, often. But almost never mighty.
Now that NBC's Brett Hull has rechristened them the "Terrible Ducks," the franchise finds itself knocking on Lord Stanley's door, causing Hull's old Detroit teammates a good deal of terrible grief.