Sweet Revenge For Road Sharks

TORONTO (Apr. 23) — In the spring of 2012, I had the privilege of covering the greatest road team in the history of the Stanley Cup playoffs. En route to their first National Hockey League title, the Los Angeles Kings… Read More

Road Kings Authored Their Demise

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Apr. 8) — How remarkable that the Los Angeles Kings — one of the truly clutch and prolific road teams of this era in the National Hockey League — may have blown their chance for a… Read More

Beware of California Road Warriors

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (June 1) – Just when it appears that everything is in favor of the Chicago Blackhawks, they have to encounter one of the clutch road teams in recent Stanley Cup history. Los Angeles Kings. SPORTSLOGOS.NET Game… Read More

Deja Vu in Beantown

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (May 3) – One year minus ten days and a hockey game at TD Garden had an awfully familiar look to it. Ever since the Maple Leafs gut-twisting loss to the Bruins in Game 7 last… Read More

Leafs Desperately Need First Wild-Card

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Mar. 22) – Welcome to spring, when the leaves bloom and the Leafs often wither. Three weeks remain in the 2013-14 National Hockey League schedule and only one team has clinched a spot in the Stanley… Read More

California 2012/Hockey/Neil Armstrong

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 27) – Midway through this month, I received a half-dozen messages on Twitter wondering if I had re-located to southern California. It was a pertinent question given the amount of time I’ve recently spent in Read More

Kessel Could Still Save Leafs

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 8th) – Debating the transaction that brought Phil Kessel to the Maple Leafs from the Bruins on Sep. 18, 2009 is a pastime in this hockey-crazed environment, even though the returns are practically unassailable. During Read More

Undisputed Kings of the West

By HOWARD BERGER GLENDALE, Ariz. (May 23) – Since April 11 of this spring, the Los Angeles Kings have been the best team in the National Hockey League – perhaps unexpectedly, but without debate. If that trend continues between May Read More

Bob Cole Still Going Strong

By HOWARD BERGER GLENDALE, Ariz. (May 22) – When the subject of hockey broadcasting legends from English-Canada arises, a half-dozen names immediately come to mind: Foster Hewitt, Danny Gallivan, Dan Kelly, Bill Hewitt, Bob Cole and Jim Robson. Others are Read More

L.A. Kings, Sun Both Eclipsed Yesterday

By HOWARD BERGER LOS ANGELES (May 21) – Game 4 of the Western Conference final was such a foregone conclusion in these parts that fear seemed to take hold just prior to the opening face-off. While riding the press elevator Read More

Humoring Darryl Sutter Quite a Challenge

By HOWARD BERGER LOS ANGELES (May 20) – When history buffs one day reflect on the first century of the National Hockey League, two families will be studied with keen interest: the Patricks and the Sutters. The first were founders Read More

(Mostly) Quiet Hockey Friday

By HOWARD BERGER LOS ANGELES (May 19) – The two-day gap between Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Western Conference final provided the Phoenix Coyotes and Los Angeles Kings the option of staying away from the rink yesterday Read More

Romping Kings Clearly L.A.’s Hope

By HOWARD BERGER LOS ANGELES (May 18) – Oh, the money a sports fan in this city could have won had he or she wagered – in the second week of April – that the local hockey team would stick Read More

Kings Demolishing Coyotes, Playoff Marks

By HOWARD BERGER GLENDALE, Ariz. (May 16) – The handiest item for any reporter covering the Stanley Cup Western Conference final this spring is a record-book – essential to keeping abreast of the steamrolling Los Angeles Kings while they plow Read More

No Stopping Road Warriors From L.A.

By HOWARD BERGER GLENDALE, Ariz. (May 14) – While the Los Angeles Kings haven’t won anything yet, they are methodically piecing together the most impressive Stanley Cup romp in nearly a quarter-century. Not since the dynasty of Wayne Gretzky and Read More

Just Imagine If…

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (May 10) – So, there I was on an Air Canada A-321 Tuesday, flying home from Phoenix – my fourth cross-continent trip of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs – and wondering what might be happening in Read More

A Truly Western Final

By HOWARD BERGER GLENDALE, Ariz. (May 8th) – Hockey fans in Eastern Canada and the United States will be wise to take an afternoon nap, if possible, during the Stanley Cup semifinals. There is bound to be some late-night TV Read More

Hockey Delirium in SoCal

By HOWARD BERGER LOS ANGELES (May 7) – There is nearly two decades of separation between Wayne Gretzky and Dustin Brown; Kelly Hrudey and Jonathan Quick; Barry Melrose and Darryl Sutter. But, suddenly, the Los Angeles Kings are back where Read More
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