February 8, 1996 |
First things first. Say it: Tee-moo Sell-ah-nee. Hard to say, harder to defend. The newest, Mightiest Duck is a three-time All-Star, a former rookie of the year, a 1992 Olympian for Finland and a threat to turn his new team into a playoff contender. Teemu Selanne joins the Ducks for his first practice Friday. His first game for the Ducks will be Saturday on the road against the New York Islanders.
June 10, 2003 |
"Arena of Champions" proclaims a huge banner hanging outside Continental Airlines Arena -- a banner that went up before the New Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup. Perhaps it was a bit presumptuous, but there was no doubt that for a 27-hour period this building in the midst of a paved-over swamp was the center of the sports universe. Thanks to the successful seasons of the Devils and New Jersey Nets, the championship series of the NHL and NBA were held in the arena on back-to-back nights.
April 5, 2006 |
The Kings' Ryan Flinn took his enforcer duties to a new level last week. He and his fiancee, Danielle Sarowitz, were at their apartment last Wednesday, when they heard shouting. Sarowitz looked outside and saw a man attacking a woman. A moment later, the attacker was grabbed and tossed aside by 6-foot-5, 250-pound Flinn, who one season accumulated 365 penalty minutes while playing for Halifax of the Quebec junior league.
November 12, 1994 |
Tim Sweeney is one player who won't file for unemployment benefits. He's found a job--as a house painter in suburban Boston. "There's only one thing about it, you can't rush it or it won't look good. You can't be in a hurry," said Sweeney, who is making about $400 a week working for his brother, Patrick. He would have made $285,000 with the Ducks. "It's fun just to--you know how men are--you miss the camaraderie of a hockey team. This is working with the guys, talking the whole day.
April 25, 2003 |
The Dallas Stars again were without their top winger Thursday night, Bill Guerin sitting out Game 1 against the Mighty Ducks because of a thigh injury that has sidelined the club's third-leading scorer for nearly two months. Guerin, however, is expected to return to the lineup any day now, perhaps as early as Game 2 on Saturday. "Sometime this series," he said. "I'm not sure which game. It could be 2, 3, I don't know. It's kind of a day-to-day thing now."
May 30, 2003 |
With Patrick Roy retired as of Wednesday, Martin Brodeur can start to take aim at Roy's many goaltending records. Someday, perhaps, they all will belong to Brodeur. In fact, at 31, the New Jersey Devil goaltender is ahead of Roy's pace to surpass his record of 551 regular-season victories. He also is in position to win a third Stanley Cup championship, which would leave him one behind Roy. The easygoing Brodeur, however, would rather not talk about it.
October 16, 1996 |
Kevin Starkey thinks about ice--really thinks about it. Most people don't care about ice. Most people can't even remember to fill the ice cube trays at home. But Starkey is ice-obsessed. Maybe the reason is that mini-iceberg in the middle of his office. "I know a little bit about a lot of things," says Starkey, a 38-year-old ex-jock who recently landed a very strange and stressful job. "But I know a lot about ice."
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September 30, 1993 |
Arrowhead Corp. will pay about $1 million a year for at least five years to be the sponsor of the $121-million Anaheim Arena, sources close to the negotiations said Wednesday. Under the deal, which was completed this week and formally announced Wednesday, the arena will officially be known as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. "This is an absolute plus for the arena," said Anaheim City Manager James D. Ruth. "Everything we have said about the arena has come true in a big way."
March 17, 1994 |
Gordie Howe wasn't there, but he was the only one. Michael Eisner was there. Emilio Estevez was there. Jackie Joyner-Kersee was there. Ron Harper was there. The pint-sized cast of "D2: The Mighty Ducks" sequel was there. Bruce McNall smuggled his way in. Every seat in the place was filled, as is the tradition on Hockey Night in Anaheim, and then some.
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.