John Branch’s new book “Boy On Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard” profiles the career of a pro hockey “enforcer.” Branch joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his book and the culture surrounding concussions in the NHL.
The 2014-15 NHL season is right around the corner. Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill Littlefield to assess the Kings’ chances of repeating as champions and to explain why the NHL was wrong to eliminate the “spin-o-rama.”
In the NHL, the Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three years with a 3-2, double-overtime win over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Reporter Susan Valot joined Bill Littlefield from Los Angeles after Game 5 to discuss the series.
With an exciting end to Game 1, this Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers looks to be a clash for the ages. Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times joins Bill Littlefield to share her thoughts.
The New York Rangers have rebounded from a disappointing 2013 and sit two wins away from the Stanley Cup Finals. Wall Street Journal reporter Matthew Futterman joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the team’s unexpected rise.
For the first time in history, two Southern California hockey teams are facing each other in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Fans of the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings have been waiting for the showdown for 20 years. Susan Valot went to check out the rivalry.
The Boston Bruins and the Montreal Canadiens have a storied playoff rivalry. Now they’re facing each other for the 34th time in the playoffs. OAG’s Doug Tribou gets the inside scoop on this rivalry.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have made it to the postseason for the second time in 14 years. They’re matched up against the powerhouse Pittsburgh Penguins, but they aren’t backing down. Aaron Portzline joins Bill Littlefield to examine the matchup and the Blue Jackets’ postseason potential.
During their series with Tampa Bay, the Montreal Canadiens unveiled a new pregame video that turns the ice into a 3-D video screen and culimnates in a raging digital inferno. OAG’s Zoë Sobel looks into the production.
Of the 16 teams in the NHL playoffs, three hail from California. The LA Time’s Helene Elliott joins Bill Littlefield to discuss West Coast hockey’s heyday.