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.
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Handicapper Alex Smith is a Chicago native, but he won’t be on the Blackhawks today. However, he still likes them and the Boston Bruins to win their respective divisions and meet for a rematch in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Some of the greatest athletes of all time have failed as coaches because they couldn’t handle the fact that their players couldn’t perform like they did.
When the Los Angeles Kings finally won the Stanley Cup title in 2012 — ending a 45-year drought — many fans assumed Bob Miller, the longtime “Voice of the Kings,” would retire.
There’s preseason hockey games, then there’s preseason hockey games that feel like regular-season games. Then there’s “Frozen Fury,” which feels like a playoff game.
Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar doesn’t consider himself much of a gambler.
Left wing Adam Huxley will return to the Wranglers this season as a player-assistant coach. An enforcer who has spent four of his nine ECHL seasons with Las Vegas, Huxley has the franchise record for most penalty minutes in a season (294 in 2004-05) and career (709).
The Wranglers on Friday agreed to terms with defensemen Jeff May and Ben Woodley and left wing Adam Hughesman, who had 13 goals and 18 assists as a rookie last season for Las Vegas.
Their ages declare their adulthood, but a few seconds with this legendary piece of silver known as the Stanley Cup and they giggle and laugh and smile like tykes gripping their first toys.
Las Vegas gets about 40 million visitors a year, including a famous sports visitor scheduled for a whirlwind tour of less than 24 hours early next week.
The Las Vegas Wranglers announced Wednesday that center Chris Francis would return to the team for his fourth season.
The Las Vegas Wranglers extended qualifying offers to forwards Scott Campbell, Carlo Finucci, Adam Hughesman and Josh Lunden and defenseman Nolan Julseth-White.
Las Vegan Zach Pochiro was drafted in the fourth round of Sunday’s NHL Draft — the 112th pick overall — by the St. Louis Blues.
Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 of the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup for the second time in four seasons with a stunning comeback, 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.
The Wranglers will open the ECHL season against the Utah Grizzlies on Oct. 19 at Orleans Arena.
Daniel Paille scored at 13:48 in overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Saturday night to even the Stanley Cup finals at a game apiece.
If anyone is capable of stopping the Chicago Blackhawks, Tuukka Rask is the best bet. He stops almost everything that comes his way.
It had graced the east wall of our garage since 1993, had persevered longer than any weed-whacker I’d owned. But when my wife painted a couple of months ago, she took down the poster of the “Cowboy Goalie,” the one showing Clint Malarchuk in a black Resistol and a Las Vegas Thunder jersey holding a stop sign along with his big goalie’s stick.
The Las Vegas Wranglers released their protected list of 17 players, which included two goalies, four defensemen and 11 forwards.
Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa scored in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Saturday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.
Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots, Gregory Campbell scored twice and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers in Game 5 on Saturday to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
In a show of respect, 10 of Mike Madill’s former teammates showed up Friday at Orleans Arena to watch the former Wranglers team captain get introduced as the team’s new coach and general manager.
Mike Madill played for the only two coaches the Wranglers have had. Today, the former Las Vegas defenseman and team captain will be introduced as the third coach and general manager in the ECHL franchise’s 10-year history, said a team source who requested anonymity.