November 16, 1999
DENVER "I like the Denver Buffalo Company. They serve a real buffalo steak, and they're really good. A lot of the places where we eat are dictated by where you stay on the road. Youdon't want to be 30 minutes away from the hotel. And I don't eat pasta." Reported by LON EUBANKS / Los Angeles Times
September 15, 1989 |
A state trooper stopped a car for speeding and found 350 pounds of cocaine valued at $17 million behind panels in the trunk and under the seats, a spokesman said. Two men, believed to be from Chile, were arrested after the car was stopped Wednesday. Lt. Ronnie Jones said they would be booked later. Sgt. Jim McKenzie said the trooper was on his way to a police crime lab at the time. "He wasn't even on patrol," McKenzie said. The car was going about 75 m.p.h.
October 7, 1998 |
Dominic Roussel made 27 saves in his debut with the Ducks, but Cliff Ronning scored twice and Keith Tkachuk had three assists as the Coyotes won, 6-0, at Phoenix in the final exhibition game for both teams. The game was halted for six minutes late in the second period when Phoenix rookie center Daniel Briere was knocked unconscious and carried from the ice.
June 23, 1999 |
The Mighty Ducks' Tomas Sandstrom and the Kings' Ray Ferraro were among the players exposed to the NHL expansion draft, as teams submitted protected lists to the league Tuesday. The Atlanta Thrashers will select 26 players, one from every team except the Nashville Predators, on Friday. Sandstrom, an unrestricted free agent, had 15 goals and 32 points last season despite missing 24 games because of a broken left wrist. Duck officials were not expecting to re-sign him.
December 2, 1999 |
The Ducks have had their share of ups and downs so far this season. But goaltender Guy Hebert has been one of their steadiest players, according to Coach Craig Hartsburg. "You can't question our goaltending in any game," Hartsburg said. Hebert has been particularly hot in the last few weeks. He was 4-2 with a 2.01 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage in the six games before Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. "He's really on top of his game," Hartsburg said.
March 4, 1999 |
Duck center Steve Rucchin couldn't skate Wednesday morning, couldn't play Wednesday night, missing his second consecutive game because of . . . Well, he has a broken nose and a head cold, which is about as bad a combination as you can possibly imagine. And then he got whacked in the face Friday by San Jose's Bryan Marchment. The best guess is that Rucchin, the Ducks' third-leading scorer with 22 goals and 56 points, will be fit to play Friday against the expansion Nashville Predators.
January 14, 1999 |
Duck Coach Craig Hartsburg, at the season's midpoint, acknowledged he has had quite a few pleasant surprises. "Paul? Teemu?" he said, only half-joking about the first-half exploits of all-star wingers Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne, who went into Wednesday's game first and seventh in NHL scoring. "Coming into training camp, I didn't know Johan Davidsson, I didn't know Antti Aalto and I saw Matt Cullen only at the end of last season," Hartsburg said in a more serious tone.
November 26, 1999 |
The Ducks and Dallas Stars knew they better not renew their hostilities when they played Oct. 8 at the Arrowhead Pond, only six days after three Anaheim players were suspended for rough play. The NHL told the teams on separate conference calls to keep it clean and they played nice in the Ducks' 3-0 victory. No one is certain what will happen today, when defenseman Ruslan Salei returns to Reunion Arena for the first time since injuring Dallas' Mike Modano with his famous shove in the back.
October 28, 1999 |
Left wing Mike Leclerc was sidelined Wednesday for a second consecutive game because of an infected left elbow. It's expected that Leclerc, who has four goals and five points in nine games, will be fit to play Friday against the Washington Capitals. "They don't want this to be a constant problem," Leclerc said of sitting out Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I don't want to miss three weeks with this. It's the Bursa sac. It gets inflamed and the fluid builds up. [But] it's 100% better."
September 22, 1998 |
All things considered, defenseman Fredrik Olausson would rather have spent last week performing drills, skating and running wind sprints with teammates instead of visiting doctors. "I'd rather do the first week of training camp," said Olausson, who has an enlarged spleen. "It would have been easier. Or more enjoyable, anyway." Three specialists, one of whom performed a liver biopsy, failed to come up with an explanation for Olausson's condition. "They're still working on it," Olausson said.