CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2003 |
More than 1,500 hockey fans lined up Wednesday outside Arrowhead Pond for the chance to buy Stanley Cup finals tickets. Only the extremely lucky walked away happy. Within 30 minutes, Ticketmaster had cut off telephone and Internet sales. After 70 minutes, every ticket was gone, even the obstructed views, single seats and standing-room only spots at the Anaheim arena where two -- and possibly three -- games will be played. The luckiest guy around may have been Steve Prokop, 47, of Orange.
June 8, 2003 |
Colorado Avalanche captain Joe Sakic parting with decades of tradition and handing off the Stanley Cup to teammate Ray Bourque, who had waited 22 years to win a championship and skate a well-earned victory lap.... New York Ranger fans chanting "1994" and putting an end to the self-mocking chants of "1940" after winning the Cup for the first time in 54 years. Spotted among the surging throng, one fan's hand-lettered sign reads: "Now I can die in peace" ...
October 3, 1993 |
This story is dedicated to the memory of Pete the Penguin, one small but exceedingly courageous flightless waterfowl who gave his life for expansion hockey 26 years ago. Pete was going to be the Pittsburgh Penguins' mascot during their inaugural NHL season of 1967-68.
October 9, 1995
Patrik Carnback #21 Age: 27 Left wing Shoots: L Stepped offensive production in his second NHL season, scoring six goals with 15 assists. Steady but unspectacular performer, who was normally teamed with more defensive-minded players. Played in 41 of 48 games, spending most of the season playing on the third and fourth lines. Bob Corkum #19 Age: 27 Center Shoots: R The Ducks' all-time leading scorer with 33 goals and 37 assists in 120 career games.
April 19, 1997 |
* IN REVIEW: On the ice, the atmosphere was less frenetic than Game 1 and featured tighter checking. The teams exchanged power-play goals and the Ducks finally got a goal from a player other than Teemu Selanne or Paul Kariya, as defenseman Dmitri Mironov scored to tie it, 1-1, at 10:46. Saves: Anaheim--Guy Hebert 9; Phoenix--Nikolai Khabibulin 17.
July 9, 1996 |
Mike Barnett, who represents all-time NHL scoring leader Wayne Gretzky, will begin this week to discuss financial terms with the eight teams that have contacted him about his client. But Barnett and Gretzky are still hoping the Mighty Ducks will enter the field, despite the club's reluctance to pay anyone a salary that exceeds those of Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya. The prolific young wingers will earn about $3 million annually, less than half the $6.
June 16, 2006 |
Fans attended NHL games in record numbers this season after many teams cut ticket prices in the wake of the lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season. Now it appears many of those fans will pay more for such loyalty. Flush with the knowledge that their sport wasn't abandoned, some teams -- including the Mighty Ducks -- are seeking to recoup some of the revenue lost to the lockout by raising ticket prices or with other fee hikes.
April 10, 2003 |
For the record, Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios has said nice things about Paul Kariya. Well, he did once. "Paul's a class act and really represents the NHL well," Chelios said after Kariya had won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship in 1996. Duly noted.
December 11, 2001 |
Mighty Duck forward Kevin Sawyer, Calgary Coach Greg Gilbert and the Flames' Craig Berube and Scott Nichol were suspended without pay by the league Monday for their actions in Saturday's brawl-filled game between the teams. Sawyer was suspended five games, which will cost him $10,954 in salary, for deliberately running into Calgary goaltender Mike Vernon in retaliation for Berube's running into Duck goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere.
March 23, 2002 |
Scott Mellanby was looking for a "soft spot" and he found it near the net. Mellanby scored late in the third period, lifting the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory Friday night over the Mighty Ducks. He scored the game-winning goal at 12:28, taking a pass in the right circle from Pavol Demitra and lifting a shot over the glove hand of Jean-Sebastien Giguere. "It was a great forecheck by [Keith] Tkachuk and Demitra, they were both behind the net," Mellanby said.