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Budaj: The Everyman That Made It Happen

August 6, 2019 - 9:36 PM ET

Back in April, veteran goalie Peter Budaj announced his retirement. In a career that spanned from 2005-2019, Budaj tallied 368 total games while playing for the Avalanche, Canadiens, Lightning and Kings. Along those stops, he put together a 158-132 record and in the twilight of his career, bec...

The Trade: 8-9-1988

August 9, 2019 - 8:21 PM ET

It's been 31 years since, arguably the best player to ever play the game, was sent from Edmonton to Los Angeles in a deal that would become known as "The Trade." Wayne Gretzky was barley coming off leading the Oilers to their fourth Stanley Cup in five years when he was traded in a move that woul...

31 in 31: Los Angeles Kings

August 14, 2019 - 11:08 AM ET

NHL.com examines the Kings today as part of their 31 in 31 series where they breakdown each team in the league and make their predictions for the upcoming season. After having their worst season since 2007-08, finishing second to last with 71 points (31-41-9), there wasn't a ton E.J. Hradek and D...