Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Look at all that fun P.K. Subban is having. Mike Milbury must be dry heaving.
After years of having his hockey career stymied under the thumb of the legendary taskmaster Eddie Shore in the minor leagues, Bill White deservedly was at the right place at the right time when the Los Angeles Kings traded him to the Blackhawks in 1970. Acquired after a knee injury sidelined Hawks captain Pat “Whitey” Stapleton, White eventually was paired with Stapleton to form one of the best blue-line duos in the NHL and helped the Hawks win five division titles and reach the Stanley Cup Final in 1971 and 1973. White, a classic stay-at-home defenseman who played in six consecutive All-Star Games from 1969-74 and briefly coached the Hawks after Billy Reay was fired in 1976, has died at 77.
Five years ago today, Dwight King scored the series-clinching (still controversial) goal in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals for the Los Angeles Kings, eliminating the Arizona Coyotes and ending the most successful season, and era, in team history. Today, little about the organization has remained the same, and unfortunately, little of the promise displayed that year ended up materializing, both on and off the ice. So, in honor of this bittersweet fifth anniversary, let’s take a look back at the development of the organization during the last half decade. On the Ice Expectations were pretty high after the Conference Finals run, especially after Shane Doan signed a four-year contract extension