717215 Ducks owner Samueli committed to a state-of-the-art Honda Center
717216 Samueli: New CBA could help Ducks' bottom line
717217 Whicker: Lindblom learning to protect himself at all times
717218 Torey Krug responsible for power-play production
717219 Carl Soderberg and Reilly Smith aiming for 3d line
717220 Bruins cut six from camp
717221 Bruins to make first cuts
717222 B’s Chad Johnson
a step behind
717223 Signs point to Gregory Campbell’s return tonight
717224 Gregory Campbell hopes for return to ice tomorrow night at Garden
717225 Girgensons working to force way onto Sabres
717226 Rebuilt Ottawa 67's pulling for Monahan to make Flames, but would welcome him back with open arms
717227 Flames make first cuts from team roster
717228 Impressive first-rounder Monahan not among Flames’ first big swath of cuts
717229 Calgary Flames prospect Josh Jooris may be breakthrough player for N.Y.-based college
717230 Calgary Flames want Greg Nemisz to start being "go-to guy"
717231 Calgary Flames re-assign 19 players to AHL, junior
717232 Bellemore’s time may be coming soon
717233 Muller says Canes not physical enough in loss to Columbus
717234 Crawford making adjustments
717235 Red Wing faces hearing for hit on Blackhawks' Kostka
717236 Brookbank among several vying for role as 7th defenseman
717237 For Hawks’ Smith, the time is now
717238 Crawford slaps aside worries about new pads
717239 Toews out until the weekend
717240 Five who have put themselves in good position for Hawks
717241 ESPN ranks four Blackhawks forwards in top 25
717242 Pulkkinen will have hearing for hit on Kostka
717243 Colorado Avalanche start preseason against Anaheim Ducks; Patrick Roy's presence felt
717244 Patrick Roy desiring "great show" as Avs prepare for preseason opener
717245 Patrick Roy already taking hold of tough turnaround for Avalanche
Columbus Blue Jackets
717246 Blue Jackets 5, Hurricanes 4: Boone Jenner makes his case to stay
717247 Blue Jackets 3, Wild 1: Johansen helps Jackets get good start
717248 Sabres 3, Blue Jackets 1: Split decision for Jackets
717249 Heika: Jamie Benn fires up Stars, fans in preseason shootout victory over Florida
717250 Heika: Cody Eakin in mix for No. 2 center spot, but Stars likely to shuffle lines
717251 Heika: Lindy Ruff's system very aggressive on the forecheck and in transition
717252 Heika: Zero chance first rounder Valeri Nichushkin isn't in opening night lineup
717253 Stars expected to go with pretty full lineup in Wednesday's preseason game against Florida
717254 Chiasson, Benn lead Stars past Panthers in shootout
Detroit Red Wings
717255 Detroit Red Wings roster battle: Cory Emmerton's center skills, salary may give him edge
717256 Red Wings' Teemu Pulkkinen faces NHL suspension over boarding penalty
717257 Coach Mike Babcock pleased with Red Wings' young talent
717258 Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen to meet with NHL over hit
717259 Red Wings send three, including Anthony Mantha, back to juniors; Daniel Cleary will wear No. 15
717260 Red Wings’ prospect Teemu Pulkkinen faces hearing on Thursday for boarding incident
717261 Red Wings' backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson determined to bounce back from rough season
717262 Short-handed Detroit Red Wings lose to Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks
717263 Blog recap: Detroit Red Wings' record falls to 1-1 in preseason after loss to Chicago Blackhawks
717264 Red Wings' Johan Franzen to miss tonight's preseason game due to sore hip flexor
717266 The Oilers need the New Crosstiniaks to take over on the fourth line
717267 Richard Bachman looks like a keeper in net for Edmonton Oilers farm team
717268 Pitlick gets second chance to improve on first impression with Oilers
717269 Edmonton Oilers prized pick, Darnell Nurse, impresses in game against Vancouver Canucks
717270 Early offence puts Edmonton Oilers out of Vancouver Canucks’ reach
717271 Fresh chance for Ben Eager with Edmonton Oilers
717272 Late scoring surge by Panthers falls short
717273 Stars edge Panthers 3-2 in shootout
717274 New York businessman leading group purchasing Florida Panthers
717275 NEW OWNER IN SUNRISE? Vinnie Viola Working on Buying Florida Panthers
717276 Panthers' sale offers needed fresh start
717277 Panthers' Gudbranson hopes to be improve offense this season
717278 New York investor pursuing purchase of Panthers
717279 Dumba gets another chance to stick with Wild
717280 Wild's roster for Thursday's preseason game at Winnipeg
717281 Minnesota Wild looked flat against Columbus, Mike Yeo says
717282 Video: Canadiens turn to dynamic stretching to help improve joint, core strength
717283 Video: Canadiens’ opening-night roster taking shape
717284 Canadiens’ Andrei Markov reflects on journey from Moscow to Montreal
717285 Therrien defends decision to cut Leblanc
New Jersey Devils
717286 Jon Merrill, Damien Brunner will make Devils debuts vs. Islanders
717287 Devils: Time running out on having Martin and Anthony Brodeur share game
717288 Which young players should make the Devils' final roster?
717289 Devils: Jaromir Jagr remains out; Damien Brunner-Patrik Elias line intact
New York Islanders
717290 Isles' Cal Clutterbuck suffers skate cut and is out
717291 Monhan scores 2, Flames top Islanders twice
New York Rangers
717292 Without center Derek Stepan, NY Rangers head north to training camp
717293 NY Rangers release Johan Hedberg from tryout, trim roster to 39 for trip to Banff, Alberta, to continue traini
717294 Crushed Ice: Darroll Powe pushes to prove himself; Martin Biron fights for his own job; young NY Rangers hold
717295 Vigneault not thinking about holdout Stepan
717296 Derek Stepan's holdout forces Rangers to improvise
717297 Guest blogger: Patrick Hoffman … Pay Henrik Lundqvist!
717298 Rangers-Flyers in review
717299 Rangers 3, Flyers 2 … post-game notes
717300 It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Flyers
717301 Scanlan: Senators skate, win and skate some more
717302 Lupul makes training camp debut as Maple Leafs' lines start to take shape
717303 Ottawa Senators expect to make more cuts in next few days
717304 Senators forward Bobby Ryan 'owes' Leafs coach Randy Carlyle
717305 Ottawa Senators' Jason Spezza could get booed by Toronto Maple Leafs fans after taking over captaincy from Dan
717306 Flyers practicing in Lake Placid
717307 Flyers coach Peter Laviolette to have his own radio show on 97.5 The Fanatic
717308 Flyers head to Lake Placid; Morin back to juniors
717309 Flyers make 28 roster cuts, send Morin back to juniors
717310 Veteran tryout Hal Gill likely to stick around
717311 Couturier eyes a bounce-back season
717312 Flyers go camping at a hockey shrine
717313 Newly signed Morin looks like the real deal
717314 Morin returns to junior club as Flyers trim roster
717315 Flyers Notes: Hal Gill to get more looks
717316 Team plans to bond on champions' ice
717317 Phoenix Coyotes winger Lauri Korpikoski still driven to improve, even with 10 million reasons to feel secure
717318 Phoenix Coyotes' Paul Bissonnette to appeal suspension
717319 Nolan hit underscores need for more regulation
717320 Penguins goaltender Vokoun quietly makes name for himself
717321 Penguins see value of wins in preseason
717322 Forward prospect might get his wish
San Jose Sharks
717323 San Jose Sharks' Raffi Torres adjusting his style of play
717324 Bad boy Torres back to square one
717325 Sharks split training camp roster in two
St Louis Blues
717326 NHL testing 'hybrid' icing in the preseason
717327 Jaskin nets two goals, but Blues lose 4-3 in shootout
Tampa Bay Lightning
717328 Lightning prospect stronger in body, mind
717329 Erne scores twice as Bolts rally to win
717330 Erne big in Lightning preseason win
717331 Lightning forwards aim to tighten up defense
Toronto Maple Leafs
717332 Shoalts: Leafs’ Lupul finds the spotlight
717333 Jerry D’Amigo goes from prospect to suspect as Maple Leafs make first cuts
717334 Ottawa Senators face new challenges in post-Alfredsson era: Cox
717335 Maple Leafs: Drew MacIntyre’s goalie mask drawing stares
717336 Maple Leafs: Joffrey Lupul makes first appearance at camp
717337 Maple Leafs: Joffrey Lupul back on the ice
717338 Maple Leafs, Cody Franson remain apart in contract talks
717339 Ex-Leaf Matt Frattin embraces L.A. opportunity
717340 NHL: Tryouts a refreshing new twist: Cox
717341 Repatriating hockey trophy labour of love
717342 HBO cameras rolling for Leafs
717343 Leafs' Colborne prepared to role with it
717344 MacWilliam making it tough on Leafs
717345 Maple Leafs star Joffrey Lupul back on the ice
717346 Senators forward Bobby Ryan 'owes' Leafs coach Randy Carlyle
717347 Randy Carlyle is all business at Maple Leafs practice
717348 Toronto Maple Leafs undeterred by extra coverage from HBO’s 24/7
717349 Former Toronto Maple Leafs forward Matt Frattin gets ‘warm welcome,’ chance at second-line job with Los Angele
717350 Toronto Maple Leafs’ Drew MacIntyre knows he’s not making the team, but is thankful anyway
717351 Ottawa Senators’ Bobby Ryan, Toronto Maple Leafs’ Randy Carlyle leave bumpy relationship in the past
717352 Winnipeg Jets, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff agree to contract extension
717369 Booth review: he’s back at practice and gearing up for season-opener
717370 Oilers 4 Canucks 1: Luongo left in limbo under new shot-blocking system
717371 Willes: Reality may check youth plan for Canucks
717372 Sedins can’t be everything to everybody
717373 Healthy David Booth an eternal optimist
717374 Canucks Game Day: The message is simple: Shoot the puck against Oilers
717375 Wing and a prayer: Healthy Booth vows to ‘get back to the player I know I can be’
717377 Oilers light up Luongo to rout Canucks in preseason action
717378 Healthy Booth would help balance Canucks’ scoring attack
717354 Adam Oates on Tom Wilson: ‘I would like to keep him around us’
717379 ESPN / Highs and lows of #NHLrank
717380 ESPN / The new normal for Chris Pronger
717381 NBCSports.com / Ducks owner ‘optimistic’ about business under new CBA
717382 USA TODAY / Tim Thomas, Panthers are a good fit
717355 Chipman shows faith in GM with two-year extension
717356 Downsizing the rule book
717357 Ladd noticing youth influx
717358 Chevy's new deal hailed by Jets players
717359 On the BUBBLE
717360 Jets extend GM Cheveldayoff's contract
717361 Winning ways on display
717362 Ex-journeyman now bench boss
717363 Afterburner: Jets-Oilers
717364 Kane not shy about wanting ice
717365 Winnipeg Jets defenceman Toby Enstrom moving on after attack in Sweden
717366 Winnipeg Jets D-men drawing blue-line in the sand, aim to get tougher in own zone
717367 Winnipeg Jets players give thumbs up to GM Kevin Cheveldayoff's contract extension
717368 Cheveldayoff has Jets on right track: Chipman
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717215 Anaheim Ducks
Ducks owner Samueli committed to a state-of-the-art Honda Center
The owner also says landing an NBA team at Honda won't happen soon, but if the opportunity arises 'but we'll be ready for it.'
By Helene Elliott | September 18, 2013, 8:16 p.m.
Ducks owner Henry Samueli, whose management company operates the Honda Center, said Wednesday he doesn't anticipate bringing an NBA team to the arena as a tenant any time soon but he remains committed to backing his money-losing NHL team and maintaining a state-of-the-art arena.
Samueli and his wife, Susan, bought the Ducks from the Walt Disney Co. in 2005 and have since spent $80 million on arena improvements. That includes upgrading locker rooms to NBA standards and undertaking the $20-million Grand Terrace entertainment project that will open Oct. 10, coinciding with the Ducks' home opener. The Sacramento Kings were the most recent NBA team to flirt with moving to Anaheim but they were sold to a Sacramento group and will remain in that city.
"It's pretty much put to rest from our perspective," Samueli said of adding an NBA tenant. "If an opportunity presents itself we'll look at it but we haven't had any contact with the NBA for quite a while.
"You never give up, but clearly it's not going to happen in the near term. But our goal is to make this building a world-class sports and entertainment venue and if the opportunity presents itself in the future, we'll be ready for it."
The Grand Terrace project includes indoor and outdoor entertainment space, food and drink options, and an expanded team store. "It's just going to elevate the whole fan experience," said Samueli, a co-founder of Broadcom and still board chairman and chief technical officer of the semiconductor company.
Despite the lack of an NBA team and the revenues it would generate, Samueli said he stands behind the Ducks long term. He and his wife paid $75 million for the franchise; it was valued at $192 million by Forbes last November.
"We look at it from a different perspective, Susan and I," he said. "We're not depending on this business to support our family. I have a very successful business in Broadcom, and to us, this is our way of giving back to the community.
"Susan and I are very active in philanthropy, so we already give to lots of nonprofits. So the Ducks are just yet another nonprofit that we give to, I guess."
Samueli said it's too early to determine the financial impact of the NHL's new collective bargaining agreement because last season was shortened to 48 games by the league-imposed lockout. The Ducks became eligible for revenue sharing for the first time, but for only half of a full share.
"It's still more than what we got before. So anything helps," he said. "Clearly it's always a struggle in the Sun Belt markets to make a go of the business, but the new CBA definitely will help."
Samueli also said he likes the new schedule, which will match each team against every other team at least twice, and realignment. The Ducks, Kings, and five other teams will compete in the Pacific Division.
"The first two rounds of the playoffs will be within your division, which means, assuming the Ducks and Kings both make the playoffs, the likelihood of us playing each other is very high, which we've never done before in the playoffs," he said. "That's great for Southern California hockey, having a Ducks-Kings rivalry in the playoffs. There's nothing better, and this realignment definitely will make that a likely possibility."
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717216 Anaheim Ducks
Samueli: New CBA could help Ducks' bottom line
By ERIC STEPHENS / ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Ducks owner Henry Samueli said that the current collective bargaining agreement between NHL owners and the players was needed for more financial stability for his franchise, even as it cost nearly half of the 2012-13 season.
Samueli, who rarely grants interviews, ultimately wants to keep ownership of the Ducks within his family and is hopeful that the new CBA – which allows his team to be eligible to receive revenue sharing for the first time – will trim the annual losses.
The owner prefers to stay in the background but granted a sit-down interview with the Register to cover a wide range of topics. Samueli wouldn't specify how much the team lost last season but previous estimates of double-digit millions each season remain the case.
“They're in the same general ballpark as they have been,” Samueli said. “Again, with the new CBA, there's opportunity for improvement definitely with the adjustment in all the numbers.
“We'll know this year for sure what the impact is. We're optimistic we'll turn the corner and start heading in the other direction.”
Samueli was reportedly seen as one of the “hawks” who pushed for a lengthy NHL lockout, which ultimately lasted 119 days until a deal was reached between the league and the NHL Players’ Association. The cost for hockey fans was a truncated 48-game season, instead of the usual 82 games.
On Wednesday, Samueli clarified where he stood during the messy labor struggle.
“I was always in regular contact with the commissioner,” he said. “We had discussions. My position was, do what you can to help the teams in the bottom half of the league get to profitability.
“That was my goal all along. And the commissioner knew that. He tried to negotiate a CBA that moved in that direction.”
His low profile and residence within the relative anonymity of south Orange County allowed him to avoid being the brunt of criticism for playing a role in the work stoppage.
“I think people understood the challenges,” Samueli said. “We all want to play hockey, That's not the issue. Both sides were eager to get back on the ice. They had to negotiate a deal that was fair for both sides.”
Samueli's long-term goal is to keep the Ducks “forever and pass it on to the kids and keep it in the family.” It appears that could be realized as their books are not bathing in red ink.
“We would like to do that. Absolutely,” he said. “We're just hopeful that the financial situation will correct itself to the point where that will allow us to do that in the long term.”
Samueli acknowledged that the NBA's decision to throw its weight behind efforts to keep the Kings in Sacramento was a setback to his plan of having the Honda Center become a tenant to the relocated team.
The Kings were sold by the Maloof family for $535 million to a group of investors led by technology executive Vivek Ranadive. The group is looking to build a new downtown arena in Sacramento by 2016.
“It certainly was disappointing but understandable,” Samueli said. “Clearly the leagues don't want to relocate franchises. They want to do their utmost to maintain them in the cities they're in.
“I can clearly understand why they remained in Sacramento.”
Samueli also said he isn't getting involved – even as a minority owner – in any effort to bring an NFL team to Los Angeles.
“We've been approached over the years,” he said. “No. It's not something that really interests me.”
Hampus Lindholm had a power-play goal at 14:04 of the third period, lifting the Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in a exhibition game at Denver.
Devante Smith-Pelly added a power-play goal. The Ducks were 2 for 7 with the man advantage.
John Gibson stopped 18 shots after entering midway through the second period.
Paul Stastny scored for Colorado. Stastny's rebound shot deflected off the stick of Mark Fistric at 13:15 of the first period.
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717217 Anaheim Ducks
Whicker: Lindblom learning to protect himself at all times
The 19-year-old Ducks defenseman from Sweden adjusts to a smaller stage.
By MARK WHICKER
ANAHEIM – Objects in the NHL mirror are closer than they appear.
Article Tab: Jpg“I have to expect the hit to always be coming instead of not expecting it,” says Hampus Lindholm of playing in the NHL. “I can't make a pass and then just stand there and stare at my pass. It's not something I was used to back home.”“I have to expect the hit to always be coming instead of not expecting it,” says Hampus Lindholm of playing in the NHL. “I can't make a pass and then just stand there and stare at my pass. It's not something I was used to back home.”JUSTIN K. ALLER, GETTY IMAGESCHECK OUT OUR SPORTS COLUMNISTS
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Hampus Lindholm is an 19-year-old defenseman whom the Ducks took with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Eventually, they think he will orchestrate games, make indisputable decisions, and become chairman of the power play.
Provided he gets there in one piece.
Playing on smaller rinks, Lindholm has been wearing a “hit me” sign throughout practice, and into the first exhibition against Phoenix on Monday night.
“If you make a mistake in this league they are going to punish you pretty hard,” Lindholm said Tuesday. “You can’t make junior mistakes anymore. But in one way it’s easier, because you’re playing with good players.”
Still, General Manager Bob Murray winced a few times when he saw Lindholm forget to pull the pin on the grenade a few times.
Scott Niedermayer, who describes himself now as “the assistant to the assistant coaches,” saw the same thing.
So on Tuesday, when Monday night’s players skated for an hour and 15 minutes, Niedermayer spent a long time talking with Lindholm, by the boards.
The emphasis seemed to be on swiveling his head and body to see the onrushers, and to get rid of the puck before Lindholm picked up a second concussion to match the one he got in the American Hockey League last winter.
“He wants to do so much,” Murray said. “He wants the puck and that’s a good thing. But if you move it up the boards and make smart little passes, you can avoid all that contact. Scotty did that for years. You’d see guys crashing into the boards, right beside him.
“But he’s growing into his body, which is a common thing among the Swedes. If you saw (Detroit’s) Niklas Kronwall at that age, you wouldn’t have ever thought he could play in the NHL.”
Kronwall is now the one who knocks. He brings the type of hammer that Lindholm is learning to avoid.
But the prototype Swedish defenseman is a guy like Nicklas Lidstrom, the seven-time Norris Trophy winner for the Red Wings.
Erik Karlsson won the Norris for Ottawa two seasons ago. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is a coming All-Star for Phoenix.
And when Chicago won its second Stanley Cup, two Swedes made huge plays in their own end for two months: Johnny Oduya and Nik Hjalmarsson.
All had to learn how to cope with tighter corners, tighter lanes, more malice aforethought.
“I have to expect the hit to always be coming instead of not expecting it,” Lindholm said. “I can’t make a pass and then just stand there and stare at my pass. It’s not something I was used to back home.”