The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed Marian Gaborik to a new seven-year deal, the team announced Wednesday. The deal carries an average annual value of $4.9 million, a source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.
As excited as the Ducks say they are to get in on this California playoff fun, the reality is that you don't feel like there's any genuine hate yet between Anaheim and Los Angeles, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.
In ESPN The Magazine, a panel of NHL experts analyzed hockey players using the eye test and advanced stats to predict who will take home four major player awards -- the Selke, Calder, Vezina and Norris trophies.
If the San Jose Sharks were nervous about being one loss to the Los Angeles Kings away from becoming only the fourth team in NHL history to blow a 3-0 series lead, it wasn't showing Tuesday, writes ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.
In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Peter Keating writes that the Blackhawks' success and the Sabres' struggles reveal a fundamental truth about the NHL: Puck possession is nine-tenths of the battle.