March 2, 2014 |
Not that he would let it show, but Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was quietly amused on the bench last week in Colorado. He was trying to carefully manage minutes in the Kings' first game after the Olympic break, particularly in the case of defenseman Drew Doughty and forward Jeff Carter . Doughty and Carter, both of Team Canada, had been on the winning side in the gold-medal game against Sweden on the final day of the Olympics. Who knows? Their body clocks were probably still somewhere over Nova Scotia by the time they took the ice against the Avalanche.
February 7, 2014 |
Alexander Ovechkin hasn't arrived yet, but his imprint is all over the Winter Olympics. The Russian forward's smiling face -- featuring a gap where one of his front teeth should be -- is on menus distributed aboard Sochi-bound flights on the Russian airline Aeroflot, on Coca-Cola machines in Olympic Park, and in advertisements for Coke. An official ambassador for the Games, Ovechkin was the first Russian to carry the Olympic torch after it was lighted in Greece and began its journey to Russia.
January 24, 2014 |
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau played his outdoor hockey under the lights, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter under the stars. Growing up in Finland, Ducks center Saku Koivu played not on Golden Pond, but on frozen swamps. Kings center Mike Richards spent almost every winter day skating up and down the outdoor community center rink run by his parents in Kenora, Ontario. No matter if they were from Canada or Europe, in an urban center or a rural area, their shared childhood experience was outdoor hockey.
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July 30, 2013 |
A Laguna Niguel woman convicted of sexually assaulting two teenage boys who played hockey with a teen relative was sentenced Tuesday to 16 months in prison, prosecutors said. Kathia Maria Davis, 46, will also have to register as a lifetime sex offender as a part of her sentence, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. Last August, a jury found Davis guilty of four felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old boy and two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, prosecutors said.
May 23, 2013 |
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty dismissed the notion, put forth by San Jose Sharks forward TJ Galiardi, that goalie Jonathan Quick engages in "a little embellishment. " Not only did Doughty stand up for Quick, he said the San Jose player was a noted diver. He took issue with Galiardi's comments and said they went beyond the usual playoff back-and-forth. "It's not even playoff talk," Doughty said Thursday before Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. "It's just funny to even hear that from a guy who is the biggest diver on their team.
May 8, 2013 |
Jack Jablonski was only a sophomore in high school when he was paralyzed by a check into the boards during a hockey game for Benilde-St. Margaret's in Minnesota in 2011. On Tuesday, he was drafted by the Chicago Steel in the United States Hockey League's Phase 2 draft. Jablonski's tragic injury -- high tetraplegia to the C4 vertebra -- and ensuing dedication to one day get back on the ice spurred support from all over the hockey community, including ex-Kings defenseman Davis Drewiske, who brought the Stanley Cup to the Minneapolis teen's home last summer.