By Rand Paul
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Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Patrick Kane are as good as hockey players get. Their teammates are pretty good, too.
The Los Angeles Kings traded Simon Gagne back to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday for a conditional draft pick, sending the struggling left wing back to the city where he had his greatest NHL success.
The Stanley Cup barely had the Los Angeles Kings' fingerprints on it before Darryl Sutter suggested they should start preparing to win it again.
The cattle on Darryl Sutter's 3,000-acre farm southeast of Edmonton need his attention about now. He's also supposed to be planting oats, barley, wheat and canola to feed the livestock, including 290 calves born in the last year.
Former Detroit Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom played almost perfect defense for 20 seasons in the NHL, so it's no surprise that he was the example for many young players.
The expectation of success reverberates through the Los Angeles Kings. It has all playoffs, and it's part of the reason they're in the Stanley Cup Final.
The New Jersey Devils knew from the numbers that Los Angeles was deadly on the road. The Kings came into the Stanley Cup Final 8-0 away from Staples Center.
Simon Gagne is finally healthy enough to play for the Los Angeles Kings. But with as well as the Western Conference champions have been playing, it is tough for the former All-Star forward to get back into a loaded lineup.
Roughly two years ago, the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils were the finalists in the free-agent market battle for Ilya Kovalchuk.
The crowd was dozens deep and hundreds wide, screaming and chanting and surrounding the Los Angeles Kings' cars as they drove home after writing another improbable chapter in the big, mostly empty book that holds their franchise history.
A team so often draws its mood from its coach, so it wasn't surprising in previous years to see the Washington Capitals tighten up when Bruce Boudreau was under pressure. The highs were high when Boudreau got fired up, and the lows were low when the results didn't match lofty expectations.
Two long-time have-not franchises that took off after switching coaches midseason are among the last eight standing in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Although Mike Richards and a couple of his Los Angeles teammates might have information that could help the Vancouver Canucks out of a daunting playoff deficit, don't expect them to give it up.
The Calgary Flames were experienced and expensive the past two seasons.
With his team's record among the worst in the Western Conference, Darryl Sutter resigned as general manager of the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.
"The salary cap makes it an even playing field," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "Everybody has a chance."
It might have gotten political behind the scenes, as Kings coach Darryl Sutter told Los Angeles reporters this week that he would bring up the Keystone Pipeline with Obama.