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April 9, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
I like hockey. It's the fastest game that men play. It's exciting to watch. The action swirls as in no other sport. It's part heavyweight championship fight, part ice dance. It has men wielding sticks. It has enough esoteric rules to keep the purists happy. I even like the fights because I understand them. Look! If a guy bumps into you coming off an escalator, even though he's going only--maybe--4 m.p.h. or less, you get angry, right? You want to say, "Hey, man!
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September 22, 2000 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The only change so far is in the embroidery, a change that recalls a happier time, when Rob Blake was captain of the Kings. Blake hasn't been traded. He doesn't want to be, and Dave Taylor, the Kings' senior vice president and general manager, says the team doesn't want to trade him. Blake is still under contract with the Kings. For one more season. And then?
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February 26, 1993 | MATT LAIT and MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Negotiators for the city of Anaheim and the Walt Disney and Ogden Entertainment companies worked late Thursday evening trying to iron out kinks in an arena lease contract but remained confident a deal would be completed today. The Anaheim City Council is expected to ratify a lease agreement this afternoon, paving the way for Disney's NHL expansion team to begin play in the Anaheim Arena this October.
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February 26, 1993 | MATT LAIT and MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Negotiators for the city of Anaheim and the Walt Disney and Ogden Entertainment companies worked late Thursday evening trying to iron out kinks in an arena lease contract but remained confident a deal would be completed today. The Anaheim City Council is expected to ratify a lease agreement this afternoon, paving the way for Disney's NHL expansion team to begin play in the Anaheim Arena this October.
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September 22, 2000 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The only change so far is in the embroidery, a change that recalls a happier time, when Rob Blake was captain of the Kings. Blake hasn't been traded. He doesn't want to be, and Dave Taylor, the Kings' senior vice president and general manager, says the team doesn't want to trade him. Blake is still under contract with the Kings. For one more season. And then?
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July 6, 1991 | RONALD BLUM, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Roger Clemens can't join a jai-alai game. Will Clark can't crawl in caves. Wayne Gretzky can't lift a lacrosse stick. Jose Rijo can't play polo. As salaries increase, players' recreational options dwindle. Teams don't want their high-priced property getting hurt. "The risk is so much greater," said Boston Red Sox general manager Lou Gorman, who stopped outfielder Mike Greenwell from driving a race car. "When you guarantee that contract for two, three, four years, it's a tremendous risk.
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November 8, 1986 | PAUL McLEOD, Times Staff Writer
Steve Babinec stepped from his four-wheel drive vehicle in the parking lot of the Palm Desert Town Center shopping mall on a typical Sunday evening in August. It was still 95 degrees, even though the sun had long since set behind Mt. San Jacinto.
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October 8, 1989 | JEFF JACOBS, The Hartford Courant
Those who loathe the Soviet Union or want a piece of the bounty may disagree, but Mark Malkovich III helped script perestroika's greatest sports story. Malkovich, a classical music impressario, is director of the Newport (R.I.) Music Festival. He also is the festive "Big Daddy" who stepped behind the Iron Curtain to negotiate the long-awaited release and three-year National Hockey League contracts of the famed KLM Line: Igor Larionov, Sergei Makarov and Vladimir Krutov.
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April 9, 1992 | JIM MURRAY
I like hockey. It's the fastest game that men play. It's exciting to watch. The action swirls as in no other sport. It's part heavyweight championship fight, part ice dance. It has men wielding sticks. It has enough esoteric rules to keep the purists happy. I even like the fights because I understand them. Look! If a guy bumps into you coming off an escalator, even though he's going only--maybe--4 m.p.h. or less, you get angry, right? You want to say, "Hey, man!
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