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Sports Columnist — LA Times

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

NHL pluses and minuses: Canadian teams honor fallen soldiers

latimes.com — Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week: + Bravo to the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens for coordinating a stirring ceremony Saturday to honor Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, Canadian soldiers killed last week in Canada.

Ron Hextall relishes GM role in Philadelphia, sleepless nights and all

latimes.com — There are nights Ron Hextall is so consumed by his job he can't shut off his brain. In seven seasons as the Kings' assistant general manager, Hextall oversaw their exemplary farm system, but General Manager Dean Lombardi made the final decisions in major matters.

Kings finish perfect homestand but there's a hitch: Anze Kopitar hurt

latimes.com — There was much for the Kings to celebrate Sunday, but their joy was tempered by the harsh realities that are part of a game played by ever-bigger, faster players in a confined space. That the Kings pulled away from the hard-hitting Columbus Blue Jackets in the third period to earn a 5-2 victory at Staples Center was commendable.

Kings defeat Columbus, 5-2, after Anze Kopitar sustains injury

latimes.com — The Kings extended their winning streak to six on Sunday with a 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Staples Center , but their joy was tempered by the upper-body injury that took center Anze Kopitar out of the game about 13 minutes into the second period.

Attorney for Voynov's wife says she doesn't want him to face charges

latimes.com — Marta Varlamova, wife of suspended Kings defenseman Slava Voynov , has resumed living with him in the couple’s Redondo Beach home and does not want him to be charged in connection with the incident that led police to arrest him Oct. 20 on suspicion of domestic violence, her attorney said Saturday night.

Attorney for Voynov's wife says she doesn't want him to face charges

chicagotribune.com — Marta Varlamova, wife of suspended Kings defenseman Slava Voynov , has resumed living with him in the couple’s Redondo Beach home and does not want him to be charged in connection with the incident that led police to arrest him Oct. 20 on suspicion of domestic violence, her attorney said Saturday night.

Kings say they support NHL's immediate suspension of Slava Voynov

latimes.com — From the outset, when Commissioner Gary Bettman called Kings owner Philip Anschutz early Monday to say he had suspended Slava Voynov because of the defenseman's alleged involvement in a domestic violence incident, it was clear the league was taking the matter seriously.

Kings say closeness will get them through Slava Voynov's absence

latimes.com — Members of the Kings said they expect the team’s closeness - one of its signature strengths during two Stanley Cup championship runs in the past three seasons - to continue to be a source of support during the absence of defenseman Slava Voynov , who was arrested Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and suspended indefinitely by the NHL with pay.

NHL pluses and minuses: Kings, Ducks benefit from great goaltending

latimes.com — Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the past week: + There's some terrific goaltending going on in Southern California. Jonathan Quick of the Kings stopped 114 of 116 shots in defeating Edmonton, St.

Western Conference teams prepare to beat the Kings with new players

latimes.com — Many of the major off-season moves made by Western Conference teams were motivated by one factor - to match up better against the Stanley Cup champions and beat the big, deep Kings at their own game. With that in mind, a number of quality centers landed in new cities.
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @reallisa: Malkin: "It's all emotion. I don't like fights. Sometimes lots of emotion."

Oct 30, 2014

RT @reallisa: More Malkin: "Just tough game. I like playing against Los Angeles. It's champ team. Unbelievable team, play tough every shift...(more)

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RT @reallisa: Malkin: "A couple of times he (Williams) asked me, 'Let's go. Let's go.' It's not fight. Just tough battle."

Oct 30, 2014

RT @reallisa: First loss in regulation for the Kings since the banner-raising season-opening night vs. Sharks.

Oct 30, 2014

My first hockey trip this season--Ducks at Dallas and Denver--starts with delayed flight. Now maintenance issues. Sigh

Oct 30, 2014

RT @reallisa: David Van der Gulik's return to NHL comes under unusual circumstances fw.to/8uESxFJ

Oct 30, 2014

RT @latimespugmire: Boudreau also surprised today with news that @patmaroon is healing so fast he could play on this trip. Story coming on that...

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BelfastGiants: Stena Line Belfast Giants are proud to announce the signing of Kevin Westgarth,a Stanley Cup Champion, to the roster! pic.twitter.com/teXce8UpXe

Oct 30, 2014

@mnwildPR requesitng wild rice soup for Nov. 26 game against Kings, please.

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