April 24, 2014 |
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau's decisions to pull Teemu Selanne from Game 3 after Dallas' third goal, then make the 43-year-old retiring veteran a healthy scratch in Game 4 didn't fly with Selanne's 18-year-old son, Eemil. After hearing his dad was to be scratched in favor of 21-year-old Emerson Etem on Wednesday, the younger Selanne posted this on his Twitter account that afternoon: “ROSTER MOVE: Bruce Boudreau has been reassigned to Norfolk Admirals (AHL).” The elder Selanne not only had to deal with the professional disappointment but handle a family matter too. “Just like a box of chocolates ... you never know,” Teemu Selanne said Thursday.
April 24, 2014 |
It sounds contrived, and it is. It sounds like a bit of a stunt, and it is that too. It may even sound boring, but that it is not. In fact, whip-smart filmmaking by writer-director Steven Knight and his team combined with Tom Hardy's mesmerizing acting make the micro-budgeted British independent "Locke" more minute-to-minute involving than this year's more costly extravaganzas. Though a dozen actors are listed in "Locke's" credits, Hardy is the only one who appears on screen in this real-time drama that unfolds inside a moving BMW during the 85 minutes it takes construction foreman Ivan Locke to make a nighttime drive from Birmingham to London.
April 22, 2014 |
The Times is pleased to have Amy Purdy, who won a bronze medal in snowboardcross at the 2014 Paralympics , guest-blogging for us while she competes on "Dancing With the Stars" with pro partner Derek Hough. This week, Purdy talks about Week 6 of the competition, in an email Q&A. You had to dance last tonight. Is it tough to wait the whole show to dance, while also waiting to find out if you are in jeopardy of elimination? So far I have danced multiple times in the later part of the show so I'm pretty used to it however going early on is nice as well then you can sit back and enjoy the other dances.
April 14, 2014 |
Among the three goalies the Western Conference top-seeded Ducks can choose to start Wednesday in their Stanley Cup playoff opener against the Dallas Stars, the one with the most wins doesn't expect to be in net. Jonas Hiller, who went 29-13-7 for the Ducks (54-20-8) but lost his final three games, was last off the ice at Monday's practice and was passed over in favor of 20-year-old rookie John Gibson on Sunday in what was a meaningless game in the standings. “I've had some sleepless nights … I've not been the happiest guy in the world to be around lately.
April 14, 2014 |
SALT LAKE CITY - Mitch Kupchak paused for several seconds. It wasn't an easy question to answer. What will be Mike D'Antoni's fate? Finally, the Lakers' general manager spoke briefly about the Lakers' coach. "I'm not going to discuss Mike other than to say there is no timetable for any type of decision. So there's really nothing to share," Kupchak told The Times. It represented a departure from his comments last month that D'Antoni was "doing a great job under the circumstances.
April 13, 2014 |
Question: Thinking this would be cost-effective housing, I bought a condo in the Riverside County area. Since then I've asked the board to repair my unit's balcony railing numerous times to no avail. Six years later, I received a notification that the balconies on all 96 units must be repaired, costing each owner more than $3,000. I have no say in the way things are done around here. This homeowner association has wasted thousands of dollars on repeated cosmetic primping like painting, parking lot slurry seal, landscape and more.