November 24, 1999 |
When Jamie Storr suffered a groin strain in the first period Tuesday night, King officials checked the Ice Dogs' schedule, only to find out that Long Beach was at home, resting. The Ice Dogs travel to Utah for an IHL game tonight, but will be without goalie Mike O'Neill, the next in line now that Storr is deemed too injured to play or back up Marcel Cousineau at Dallas. To make room for O'Neill, the Kings are planning to send down Jere Karalahti.
December 13, 1996 |
Goaltender Guy Hebert practiced Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion Monday but wasn't sure whether he would be ready for the Mighty Ducks' game against the Washington Capitals tonight. "I feel pretty good. Not bad, but still a little weird, a little dizzy," Hebert said. "I'll talk to the doctors and seek their medical expertise." Hebert was considered questionable for the game after an examination Thursday afternoon by team physician Ron Glousman. An MRI exam was normal.
September 28, 1996 |
The three-week contract stalemate with defenseman David Karpa ended Friday when he agreed to terms on a one-year deal. "I'd say they won this battle," said Karpa, a restricted free agent who agreed to the team's original offer of $425,000 with some added incentive clauses. "I've been thinking about it the last month and I don't think they were going to budge from where they were. "I guess it was a learning process.
September 21, 1995 |
The Mighty Ducks' Todd Krygier was so far out of the Washington Capitals' plans last February that they traded him to the Ducks for no more than a fourth-round draft pick. Not only has Krygier found a place with the Ducks, he has found a place on what is for now the first line, with left wing Paul Kariya and rookie center Chad Kilger.
January 26, 1991 |
The Gulls' two-game winning streak took an icy turn in an 8-2 defeat to the Indianapolis Ice in front of 7,403 at the State Fairgrounds Coliseum Friday. The Gulls have not come close to winning in three games against the Ice this season, all in Indianapolis. Their previous defeats to Indianapolis, the defending IHL champions, have been by 6-1 and 9-0 scores. The Gulls' loss allowed the Phoenix Roadrunners to overtake them in the International Hockey League West Division standings.
September 27, 1999 |
Three steps remain in setting the Kings' roster for the season, which begins Saturday at Nashville: Today's waiver draft, in which they might go after a defenseman, though few are available; final cuts, and signing defenseman Mattias Norstrom. The Kings have exposed eight players to the draft, which will be conducted by conference call today at 9 a.m.
May 6, 1997 |
Detroit goalie Mike Vernon was the ironman: He played all 101 minutes 31 seconds of the Red Wings' 5 1/2-hour triple-overtime victory over the Ducks on Sunday. The Ducks, of course, used two goalies because Guy Hebert was hurt in the third period. "And they both played a game," Vernon said. "I just tried to conserve a little energy and be ready as soon as they crossed the red line. . . . Usually I skate corner to corner. I stopped doing that. I tried to focus on what was in front of me."
November 26, 2000 |
It was difficult to pin the blame for the Ducks' 3-2 loss Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers on goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Sure, he gave up two goals on the first four shots he faced in his Duck debut. But the goals came on breakaways by two skillful players in the Oilers' Anson Carter and Doug Weight. "It was not the best way to start," said Giguere, who made 15 saves. "It would have been better to get a couple of easy shots first."
September 20, 1999 |
Defenseman Mattias Norstrom has caved in, but not far enough for the Kings. Norstrom offered to sign a one-year contract worth $1.3 million--down from the $1.7-million-a-year average he had sought on a three-year deal--but the Kings have rejected the offer, much to the consternation of their captain and Norstrom's defense partner, Rob Blake. "What kind of business is this?" Blake said Sunday. "Is it business to win or to keep salaries down? For what he does for this team, he's got to be signed.