Sports columnist for the LA Times. 2005 Elmer Ferguson Hockey Hall of Fame honoree.

NHL pluses and minuses: Jaromir Jagr is enjoying Florida

latimes.com — Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week: + Jaromir Jagr, unhappy with dwindling ice time in New Jersey, is enjoying Florida. In his first game Jagr, 43, skated alongside Aleksander Barkov, 19, and Jonathan Huberdeau, 21.

As Clayton Stoner ends scoring drought, Ducks leave slump behind

latimes.com — If the Ducks ' fortunes depended on Clayton Stoner 's scoring, they'd be in trouble. The rugged defenseman scored his fifth career goal Sunday and first since last March 18, an unassisted, long-range shot at 4:19 of the third period that put the Ducks ahead for good in a 3-1 victory over the Stars at American Airlines Center .

Ducks' Bruce Boudreau says he might wait to play Tomas Fleischmann

latimes.com — Greetings from Dallas, where it’s raining and just warm enough to not freeze. Icy rain and cold temperatures snarled air traffic the past few days and canceled the flight that was supposed to bring newly acquired left wing Tomas Fleischmann to Dallas on Saturday to join the Ducks for Sunday’s game against the Stars .

Ducks place Rene Bourque on waivers, wait for Tomas Fleischmann

latimes.com — Rene Bourque knew his days as a Duck might be numbered after the club loaded up on left wings the past week by acquiring Tomas Fleischmann from Florida and Jiri Sekac from Montreal. On Sunday, Bourque was placed on waivers, a decision the 33-year-old left wing was informed of shortly before he participated in the team’s morning skate at American Airlines Center .

Ducks get Tomas Fleischmann from Panthers for Dany Heatley, draft pick

latimes.com — The Ducks acquired left wing Tomas Fleischmann from the Florida Panthers on Saturday for winger Dany Heatley and a third-round pick in the June entry draft. The 6-foot-1, 192-pound forward carries a salary cap hit of $4.5 million and can become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

What we learned about the Kings in their 4-2 loss to the Ducks

latimes.com — What we learned from the Kings' 4-2 loss to the Ducks on Friday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim: More work ahead The Kings have made a remarkable climb from outside the top eight in the West to get back into the playoff picture, but their work isn't done yet.

Kings, Ducks put up a fight that would be great to see in postseason

latimes.com — For those seeking deep, dark omens for the Kings after the Ducks rallied for four goals in the third period Friday and skated off with a 4-2 victory at Honda Center , for those who would see it as a symbol of the Kings' problems or inconsistencies this season after they lost for the second straight time after winning eight in a row, Jeff Carter would differ with you.

Bob Miller tells Kings he wants to return next season

latimes.com — Hall of Fame play-by-play announcer Bob Miller said Friday he has officially informed the Kings that he would like to return next season, which would be his 43 rd as one of their broadcast voices.

Love it or hate it, the NHL shootout endures

chicagotribune.com — It's the essence of hockey distilled into one breathless moment: a goaltender, a shooter, and nothing between them but tension and the hopes of thousands of fans, many of them brought to their feet by the dramatic circumstances.

Love it or hate it, the NHL shootout endures

latimes.com — It's the essence of hockey distilled into one breathless moment: a goaltender, a shooter, and nothing between them but tension and the hopes of thousands of fans, many of them brought to their feet by the dramatic circumstances.
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Mar 02, 2015

More Murray: "That [the Yandle trade] was one you had your eye on." Also said he didn't think Don Maloney would trade within division.

Mar 02, 2015

Bob Murray on which teams got better today, past few days: 'The Yandle deal was a good deal. The New York Rangers got better for sure. (more

Mar 02, 2015

and the 24-trade, 43-player total was not a record in either category.

Mar 02, 2015

official NHL tally was 24 trades today involving 43 players.

Mar 02, 2015

to keep Matt and take our chance in the future with him."

Mar 02, 2015

Bob Murray said didn't want to move pending UFA Matt Beleskey. 'You're torn but I felt this hockey team, right now it's more important (more

Mar 02, 2015

a couple of the Ducks' deals were made under the wire and weren't official until trade calls were completed--and there was a backup of calls

Mar 02, 2015

Ducks' Tim Jackman went home for evaluation of lower body injury he sustained Sunday. Exam tomorrow

Mar 02, 2015

Brewer and a fifth rounder in 2016 go to Toronto in Holzer deal

Mar 02, 2015

RT @jameswisniewski: I would like to thank the @BlueJacketsNHL organization and all #thefans for everything the past 4 years. Great city and great people.

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