February 19, 2013 |
EDMONTON, Canada - Greetings from the great white north. There have been snow flurries most of the day but no accumulation of snow, which is always good news for travel concerns. The media turnout for the Oilers' and Kings' morning skates at Rexall Place on Tuesday was astonishingly high for a regular-season game. It's always fun to come up here and see the level of interest. Jonathan Quick was the first goaltender off the ice for the Kings, meaning he's expected to start against the Oilers on Tuesday night.
August 1, 2003
PRO FOOTBALL CFL Thursday's Results Edmonton 31, Ottawa 26 Today's Schedule British Columbia at Toronto Saskatchewan at Calgary
April 15, 1989
The Major Indoor Soccer League game between the Wichita Wings and Lazers scheduled for tonight at the Forum will be played at 11:05 a.m. Sunday because of the Kings' game against Edmonton.
January 6, 2014 |
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Good to see the late Ruslan Salei elected to the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame. The former Ducks defenseman played internationally for Belarus; he was killed in the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv plane crash in 2011. Retired Detroit Red Wings Steve Yzerman and Nicklas Lidstrom also were chosen, with Soviet-era Olympic champions Viacheslav Bykov and Andrei Khumotov. + Ed Jovanovski returned to Florida's lineup on Saturday, eight months after undergoing a relatively new procedure called hip resurfacing surgery.
October 25, 1987
Just returned from Edmonton, Canada, visiting the new mall (817 shops under one roof). You don't have to pay those $100 a night room rental fees. We stayed at the Relax Inn, 18320 Stony Place Road, Edmonton, Alta. T5S 1A7, close by the mall. It was clean and people were helpful and charming. My single room was $32.95 plus $1.65 tax. Reservations (800) 661-9563. ESTELLA HAYES Placentia
July 16, 1988
Jack Lazorko spends 11 years in the minor leagues, always hoping for a shot at the majors. He pitched pretty well for the Angels last year and was rewarded with a ticket back to Edmonton. This year he was brought up for two starts, came within two outs of earning a win over Toronto and he wound up back on the one-way to Edmonton. When all those other general managers were in collusion, who was Mike Port talking to--General Noriega? PHIL BARTOLI Manhattan Beach
November 7, 2012 |
The approaching winter and longer nights make this an ideal time to head north to visit one of nature's most amazing phenomena: the northern lights. And one of Canada 's national parks provides several ideal viewing locations within striking distance of creature comforts. Jasper National Park , (780) 852-6176, in west-central Alberta, is officially the largest “dark sky preserve” in the world. Such places - well away from urban lights - provide superb opportunities for stargazing and viewing the aurora borealis.
December 16, 2013 |
The NHL was right to suspend Boston's Shawn Thornton 15 games for his premeditated assault Dec. 7 on Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, though it should have suspended Pittsburgh forward James Neal more than five games for kneeing Boston's Brad Marchand in the head in the same game on a play that had nothing to do with hockey, civility or sense. The verdict rendered Saturday on Thornton by Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's czar of discipline, triggered predictably partisan reactions and absurd claims that Orpik was to blame because he declined Thornton's invitations to fight.
April 11, 1987 |
No one is mentioning 1982. No King dares evoke that sacred memory. The Miracle on Manchester has gone unremarked upon. The obvious similarity between this playoff season and the one five years ago, when the Kings knocked the heavily favored Oilers out in the first round, is that, again, the Kings and the Oilers have split the first two games in the first round. And Edmonton is still heavily favored. The similarities end there, though.
January 25, 2013 |
EDMONTON, Canada - Wasted days and wasted nights. It could be that mournful country and western song. Any song about a lost dog, a lost love … or a lost hockey team. The early days of the condensed schedule sent the Kings hopscotching through the West, from Los Angeles to Denver to Edmonton to Glendale, Ariz. They weren't able to leave Edmonton until about 1 a.m., hours after losing 2-1 in overtime to the Oilers. This meant the Kings arrived in Phoenix around 5 a.m. Friday and practice was canceled.