April 10, 1996 |
There was a time when hockey was a simpler matter, hardly more complicated than lacing one's skates, removing one's teeth and being versed in terms such as "icing," "high-sticking" and "mild contusion." Things change, of course, and hockey is no different. It's as likely to be played on a cul-de-sac as on a frozen pond these days; witness the sport's popularity here in Orange County, an area better known for ocean breezes than winter freezes.
April 2, 2001 |
Winger Paul Kariya plans to consult a foot specialist at season's end, hoping laser surgery can remove excess bone that has formed in the wake of three breaks in his right foot in as many seasons. Kariya said he can't plant his right foot firmly on the floor while barefoot because of the bone build up. He has trouble pushing off when he begins to skate, which hinders his speed. "I might see several specialists," said Kariya, who suffered the most recent break while blocking a shot Dec.
May 4, 1997 |
You can teach an old coach new tricks. Scotty Bowman is proof. At 63, he's the NHL's senior coach, completing his 25th season and his fourth with the Detroit Red Wings. He's the only coach with 1,000 regular-season victories, and when he steps behind the bench today for Game 2 of the Red Wings' Western Conference semifinal series against the Mighty Ducks, it will be the 2,007th game of his career, regular season and playoffs.
May 25, 1995 |
The man who soon could rule big-time sports in Orange County--the Mighty Ducks and the Angels--got the job by not applying. Tony Tavares, then merely a consultant, spent countless hours the fall of 1992 and early '93 crunching numbers and quietly delving into whether the Walt Disney Co. should acquire a National Hockey League team--and how much money could be made. When Disney Chairman Michael D.
June 20, 2005 |
Between them, Henry and Susan Samueli have two doctorates, a bachelor of arts degree, a bachelor of science and a master's. Both have had impressive careers: Henry, an electrical engineer, was a professor of electrical engineering at UCLA and is the co-founder, board chairman and chief technical officer of Broadcom. Susan was a systems engineer at IBM until she left to raise the couple's three daughters. They also have a net worth of $1.
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August 18, 1995 |
Nineteen leotarded women smile wide and breathe heavily. Each one kicks her legs high in the air--higher! higher!--trying to project that special something, that magical quality sometimes called, for lack of a better word, pep. At Thursday night's tension-filled tryouts for the 1995-96 Mighty Ducks Decoys squad, every aspiring cheerleader on hand had a carefree smile fixed on her face. But, inside, most were suffering a massive attack of stage fright, or ice fright, whichever the case may be.
February 20, 1994 |
There were tiny, pearl-handled pistols that looked like toys, a battered Egyptian field rifle, an 1881 Mauser military carbine and an illegal, sawed-off shotgun, the latter brought in only after a call from its owner seeking assurances that he would not be arrested on the spot. The weapons were among 104 firearms surrendered to the Anaheim Police Department on Saturday in a successful, one-day tickets-for-guns exchange sponsored by the Mighty Ducks hockey team.
December 21, 2005 |
The Mighty Ducks still envision themselves as a playoff team, but their breakdown Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks wasn't befitting a team with such aspirations. The mistakes the Ducks made proved costly and San Jose's Jonathan Cheechoo made them pay with his first three-goal game to lead the Sharks to a 4-2 victory at HP Pavilion.
April 9, 2001 |
Here's why Teemu Selanne was the most popular person at the Pond Sunday. Selanne played hockey. He didn't have to. Selanne's team, the San Jose Sharks, had already qualified for the playoffs. They will be seeded fifth in the Western Conference. The Sharks had nothing on the line against the Mighty Ducks. Selanne has a tricky knee. He didn't need the aggravation. But Selanne played. Selanne played because he is classy. Because he found out the Ducks were planning a video tribute.
April 13, 1996 |
Paul Kariya has given so much to the Mighty Ducks in two seasons. Let's see, there's skill, goals and assists, respectability, goals and assists, an identity, oh yeah, and goals and assists. He gave them something new Friday. Three teeth. It was a big sacrifice, but it wasn't as if he had a say in the matter. At game's end, he couldn't speak because of the injury. Kariya and Joe Nieuwendyk of the Dallas Stars got tangled up in the neutral zone early in the second period at the Pond.