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

Good week for Canada's Brad Marchand could get better with World Cup win — Team Canada and Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has had a pretty good week. Skating alongside Patrice Bergeron and Sidney Crosby on Canada's top line in the World Cup of Hockey, Marchand contributed two goals in his team's semifinal victory over Russia and a goal and an assist in Canada's 3-1...

There's no tomorrow for Team Europe at World Cup of Hockey — When an NHL team's season ends, whether after 82 regular-season games or a playoff series, players usually have the next season to look forward to, and they often speak about reuniting to chase a championship.

Canada's dominance hasn't been the best thing for hockey's World Cup — Is Team Canada too good for the good of the World Cup tournament? There were clusters of empty seats and an air of boredom at Air Canada Centre on Tuesday while the home country earned a 3-1 victory over Team Europe in the opener of the best-of-three final.

Team Europe is game, but Canada gets the 3-1 victory in Game 1 of World Cup final — The best effort the multi-cultural Team Europe could muster against mighty Canada was good but not good enough to win the opener of the World Cup final. If this were an NHL season or a best-of-seven Stanley Cup playoff series, the moral victory Europe claimed after its 3-1 loss Tuesday at the Air Canada Centre might mean something, might launch a championship run.

L.A. All-Star Game to be key moment in NHL's centennial celebrations — The NHL 's All-Star festivities in Los Angeles will play a prominent role in the league's celebration of its 100th anniversary and will be the site of a gathering of the players voted the 100 greatest in its history. Those players are scheduled to be onstage during a gala at the Microsoft Theater on Jan.

World Cup still trails Olympics in the minds of NHL players and coaches — The World Cup of Hockey, revived after a 12-year absence and reformatted to include six national teams and two hybrid teams, has been an artistic and competitive success. But it hasn't gained the high level of regard that players and coaches have for the Olympics and playing for their respective national teams, a sentiment that the NHL 's marketing folks might not be happy to hear.

Losing Kings winger Marian Gaborik is a tough break for Team Europe — Kings and Team Europe winger Marian Gaborik played most of the World Cup of Hockey semifinal against Sweden on Sunday on a foot that had been fractured in at least one place when he was struck by a shot taken by teammate Mats Zuccarello. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi told The Times the injury...

Europe loses Gaborik ahead of final | The Telegraph — The hopes of two hockey teams took serious hits Monday with the news that Los Angeles Kings and Team Europe right wing Marian Gaborik suffered an injury to his right foot and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks.

Canada takes on Europe in World Cup of Hockey final — The hopes of two hockey teams took serious hits Monday with the news that Kings and Team Europe right wing Marian Gaborik suffered an injury to his right foot and is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks. The immediate impact is that the Slovakian forward will miss the best-of-three World Cup...

Marian Gaborik could miss eight weeks after World Cup injury, Kings GM says — Kings forward Marian Gaborik sustained a leg or foot injury Sunday during Team Europe's semifinal victory over Sweden in the World Cup of Hockey, and was being examined Monday in Toronto to determine the extent of his injuries. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said via email that Gaborik will...
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Sep 30, 2016

@curtiszupke they were split for most of World Cup but reunited in third period Thursday

Sep 30, 2016

RT @AnaheimDucks: DYK: Corey Perry is just the second player in hockey history (Scott Niedermayer) to win six separate major internat…

Sep 30, 2016

RT @TheRealHoff10: We represented the flags on our shoulders & came together for the crest on our chest! Proud of our journey!…

Sep 30, 2016

Canada puts stunning end to World Cup with two late goals 

Sep 29, 2016

that I am for certain that this is going to stay with us for a long time.'

Sep 29, 2016

Kopitar on experience with Team Europe: 'We were very invested in it, we had a lot of fun. It was a special group. That is one thing (more)

Sep 29, 2016

World Cup trophy not nearly as impressive as the Stanley Cup, but nothing is...

Sep 29, 2016

That's it. Canada 2, Europe 1. Canada wins World Cup. Is there a white-gloved Cup keeper coming out with the trophy?

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