July 18, 2013 |
The Kings have appointed their former captain and defenseman Rob Blake as their new assistant general manager. Blake, 43, replaces Ron Hextall, the former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender who returned to that team as its assistant GM earlier this week. Blake played 14 of his 20 seasons with the Kings, serving as captain from 1996 to 2001 and in 2007-08, and made four of his six NHL All-Star teams as a King. He also played for San Jose and Colorado. With Los Angeles, Blake was on the 1993 Stanley Cup final team and won the franchise's first Norris Trophy in 1998, also winning an Olympic gold medal with Canada in 2002.
March 13, 2013 |
Ducks right wing Corey Perry on Wednesday was suspended four games without pay by the NHL's Department of Player Safety as punishment for a hit that injured Minnesota forward Jason Zucker Tuesday night in St. Paul, Minn. Perry will lose $115,135.12, which will go to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. He previously was suspended by the NHL four years ago, so he is not considered a repeat offender within the prescribed 18-month period. Had he been judged a repeat offender, the suspension would have been longer.
June 14, 2012 |
Ending our countdown of the 10 greatest L.A. Kings of all time, as chosen by Times readers. No. 1: Wayne Gretzky (619 first-place votes, 13,147 points) It was interesting counting up the ballots. Some people had Gretzky way down on the ballot; many had him first. You could also usually tell when a person became a Kings fan. If he or she did so during the Stanley Cup Finals season, then the list was mainly populated by players from that team, and some of those voters left guys such as Marcel Dionne off their list entirely.
June 22, 2011
Dodgers fans would gladly welcome it, of course, but stable ownership doesn't guarantee a winning record. … Just ask the Angels. … Thank you, baseball gods: Aces Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Jered Weaver of the Angels appear destined to square off twice in the next two weeks. … Until Sunday, when he fell to the ground clutching his broken left wrist, Albert Pujols seemed indestructible. … Arizona's Derrick Williams , formerly of La Mirada High, might be the top pick in the NBA draft, making him only the second player from a Southland high school taken that high.