A Coach Is Never Happy

Though they said after they’d done it that they didn’t care all that much for winning the Pacific Division title, the Ducks pushed to the end, including OT, and got the banner. They did it in a penalty-filled g...

Growing Up and Growing Old

He saw his first game from there when he was two months old, though he didn’t know it of course. I know, though, because I’m his uncle, and I held him while he and his dad and I watched the Red Wings (on TV) wi...

The Greatest of Them All

You want to know the measure of a person? It’s not about what he or she does. It’s about how that person treats other people. Bob Miller is, in the special way that broadcasters of local sports teams can be,...

Nothing to See Here

Well, not nothing exactly, at the LA Kings game Thursday evening. In fact, some kinda bizarre line combinations. How about the Carter-Toffoli-Pearson line all split up so that each was on one of the first three...

Blame the Division, Not the Addition

When your playoff hopes are hanging by a thread, you’ll try anything. That’s perhaps why Darryl Sutter called a coach’s challenge on Arizona’s first goal Sunday night. Desperation turned to actuality, though, w...

Just in Time

Reporters crowding the Anaheim Ducks locker room after their 6-3 win versus the Rangers Sunday night wanted to read things this way: The team is clicking; Bob Murray is a genius for bringing in Patrick Eaves, w...

All But Done

The Rangers, from a distance, look like a big team. Physically big. Like it would be hard to get the puck off them. Perhaps that’s why the Kings made so many mistakes against them in the early going of their ga...

Wasn’t 2007 Great!

And so we pick up the thread of last week, when the Ducks celebrated the 10th anniversary of their Stanley Cup . . . Fan favorite Giguere was so kind. He talked a little bit about goalie gear, but then I ste...

That’s the Game Plan

Well, Sutter finally said it: “We took a lot of shots; we always do. Guys don’t have shots, that usually means they’re not quite on their game, but the team we were playing blocks a lot of shots and gets in sho...

10 Years? No Kidding

What do guys do after hockey? If they’ve won a Stanley Cup, they think about it. A lot. At least, that’s what’s true of the Ducks players who together hoisted the trophy in 2007. Eighteen of them gathered on Su...