The National Hockey League’s ruling body, the Board of Governors, is meeting in Las Vegas in June, fueling speculation that the NHL might announce at that time that Las Vegas will be getting a big-league team led by prospective owner Bill Foley.
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Las Vegas might be getting an NHL franchise soon, but the NHL probably can’t match the charm of the Western States Hockey League. A Las Vegas Storm game at the Las Vegas Ice Center smacks of hockey played on a frozen pond, only with a Zamboni coming out between periods.
NHL says it has not yet selected owners of a potential expansion team.
The chief financial officer for MGM Resorts International said Thursday the company has held discussions with a group looking to bring a National Hockey League team to Las Vegas, but the talks were preliminary.
Boston Bruins players wore costumes from the movie “Frozen” during their annual visit to Boston Children’s Hospital.
The NHL postponed the game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators after a series of shootings in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was suspended indefinitely by the National Hockey League following his arrest early Monday on charges of domestic violence, the league said.
The Stanley Cup will stay in Southern California for the second straight season and third time in four years. But the Los Angeles Kings won’t be crowned champions again at the end of the 2014-15 NHL season; that distinction will belong to the Anaheim Ducks.
Growing up in an Spanish-speaking neighborhood in Southern California, retired U.S. Army Cpl. Wesley Leon-Barrientos wasn’t much of an ice hockey player. He didn’t follow the Kings that much, even after they traded for Gretzky.
With a simple flick of his wrists, Alec Martinez joined a very exclusive club last June.
The Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings meet the Colorado Avalanche at the MGM Grand Garden in the annual Frozen Fury preseason game, the only opportunity to watch pro hockey in Las Vegas this season.
Second report outlines many concerns about the puck stopping here.
The NHL denied reports on Wednesday that the league is planning to expand to Las Vegas, Quebec City, Seattle and Toronto. Expansion is “not in our plans. There is absolutely nothing new on that,” according to deputy commissioner Bill Daly.
The NHL commissioner is showing a liking for Las Vegas, so that’s a start. Gary Bettman is planning to expand the 30-team league, and Seattle, Portland, Ore., Kansas City and Quebec City are on his short list. But he’s definitely ready to bring ice to the desert, according to a report from the Vancouver Province.
A charity hockey game featuring several past and present NHL and ECHL players will take place at 5:30 p.m. today at the Fiesta Rancho’s Sobe Ice Arena.
The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings are going to take their rivalry outdoors next season. The NHL announced Wednesday that the Pacific Division foes will meet at the 49ers’ new home in Santa Clara on Feb. 21.
The local soccer pubs started filling up early Tuesday because the U.S. was playing Belgium in the knockout round of the World Cup. These fans appeared to be dedicated, and perhaps a little loaded. They were not, however, the most dedicated sports fans in Las Vegas.
Dustin Brown has yet to spend his official day with the Stanley Cup, but the Los Angeles Kings captain has already celebrated several days with the most storied trophy in sports with his teammates and family.
It would be hard to find a player more worthy of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy than New York Rangers center Dominic Moore — who returned to the NHL this season after taking a leave of absence from the league in the spring of 2012 to care for his wife, Katie, after she’d been diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer.
The NHL commissioner said the league has no plans to expand right now but will keep an eye on the MGM-AEG arena project that could one day bring Las Vegas into the fold. The NHL is in town this week for its annual Awards Show Tuesday at Wynn Las Vegas.
In advance of Tuesday’s NHL Awards show at the Wynn’s Encore Theater, 18 NHL trophies will be on display at the MGM Grand’s hotel lobby from 1 p.m. today through 8 p.m. Sunday.
Alec Martinez scored 14:43 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Friday night.
Captain Dustin Brown redirected Willie Mitchell’s shot 10:26 into the second overtime, and the Los Angeles Kings outlasted the New York Rangers 5-4 Saturday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup finals.