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

Kings should never let Slava Voynov play for them again

latimes.com — This is what it looks like: The Kings terminated the contract of Mike Richards, who has not been charged after reportedly being stopped at a Canadian border town last month on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, yet they gave the use of their training facilities and coaches' expertise to Slava Voynov, who on Thursday pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of corporal injury to a spouse.

Phil Kessel's trade to Penguins highlights first day of NHL's free agency

chicagotribune.com — NHL general managers were relatively restrained on the first day of free agency, favoring strategic signings over the throw-money-at-the-problem moves that previously trapped many of them in salary-cap purgatory. A couple of intriguing trades stole the headlines, led by a six-player deal that sent prolific but often unmotivated winger Phil Kessel from Toronto to Pittsburgh, where he should flourish alongside Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.

Phil Kessel's trade to Penguins highlights first day of NHL's free agency

baltimoresun.com — NHL general managers were relatively restrained on the first day of free agency, favoring strategic signings over the throw-money-at-the-problem moves that previously trapped many of them in salary-cap purgatory. A couple of intriguing trades stole the headlines, led by a six-player deal that sent prolific but often unmotivated winger Phil Kessel from Toronto to Pittsburgh, where he should flourish alongside Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.

Phil Kessel's trade to Penguins highlights first day of NHL's free agency

latimes.com — NHL general managers were relatively restrained on the first day of free agency, favoring strategic signings over the throw-money-at-the-problem moves that previously trapped many of them in salary-cap purgatory. A couple of intriguing trades stole the headlines, led by a six-player deal that sent prolific but often unmotivated winger Phil Kessel from Toronto to Pittsburgh, where he should flourish alongside Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin.

Ex-King Mike Richards reportedly was held at Canada border with OxyContin

chicagotribune.com — Mike Richards was held at a Manitoba, Canada, border crossing for at least four hours last month after he was allegedly found to be carrying OxyContin pills, and the former Kings center remains under investigation in connection with the alleged possession of a restricted substance, according to sources cited Tuesday by the Winnipeg Sun.

Ex-King Mike Richards reportedly was held at Canada border with OxyContin

latimes.com — Mike Richards was held at a Manitoba, Canada, border crossing for at least four hours last month after allegedly trying to bring OxyContin pills into the United States, and the former Kings center remains under investigation for allegedly possessing a restricted substance, according to sources cited Tuesday by the Winnipeg Sun.

Kings terminate Mike Richards' contract, could face battle with NHLPA

latimes.com — The Kings moved to sever their relationship with center Mike Richards by terminating his contract, citing "a material breach" by the player. This could unleash a fierce and protracted battle with the NHL Players Assn., which has 60 days to file a grievance but is expected to do so sooner.

Chris Pronger, who helped Ducks win Stanley Cup, named to Hall of Fame

latimes.com — Chris Pronger admired the Ducks' talent when he and the Edmonton Oilers defeated Anaheim in the 2006 Western Conference finals. When he was traded to the Ducks a few months later, he brought the physical element they needed to become champions in 2007.

After another Stanley Cup, Blackhawks now must do the job off the ice

latimes.com — The Blackhawks ' journey to their third Stanley Cup championship in six seasons ended Monday with a boisterous celebration on the ice at the United Center followed by festivities that spilled into the wee hours Tuesday morning, leaking distinctive aromas of cigar smoke and champagne into the hallway outside the locker room.

Blackhawks beat Lightning, 2-0, to win third Stanley Cup in six seasons

latimes.com — As the Chicago Blackhawks advanced through four playoff rounds, clawing their way past Nashville, routing Minnesota, then rallying to defeat the Ducks to win the Western Conference final, one player's constant excellence was their talisman through every twist and turn.
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Jul 04, 2015

@SBJLizMullen that would make me cool for the first time in my life! Happy fourth to you and yours!

Jul 04, 2015

@LBlocal68 still don't know what you mean. Online version I just looked at is same as it was last night

Jul 04, 2015

@LBlocal68 what are you talking about? I did not write an updated version

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