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Ryan Cowley

Ryan Cowley has been writing about the Los Angeles Kings since 2009, beginning as the head writer and editor of Make Way for the Kings since its inception. Until the summer of 2015, Make Way was run by the FanvsFan Network (www.makewayforthekings.com) but has since become independent at its new address: www.makewayforthekings.net Ryan is an NHL-accredited writer who has covered such events as the Stanley Cup Final and Stadium Series. He is also a graduate of Comedy Writing & Performance from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.

What the Kings’ 2012 Stanley Cup Did For Me That the Red Sox’s 2004 World Series Didn’t… But How I Loved Both Anyway

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The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Kings. Those were this writer’s two teams growing up. Yet, while the lineage of each organization was vastly different in many respects, they both had one thing in common: a painstakingly-long championship drought. Of course, if an ‘Understatement of the Year’ award ...

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Steelheads Hope to Extend Momentum in OHL Final vs. Otters

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After the Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs for the second time in three years last month, fans have had plenty of reason to be skeptical. On the precipice of a dynasty, the Kings have been nothing short of disappointing since 2014. Yes, they had some highlights here and there ...

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Backed by LA Kings Prospects, OHL Final Berth Adds to Steelheads’ Rags-to-Riches Season

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When they opened their season with a 7-0 loss on home ice back in September, few, if any, would have given the Mississauga Steelheads much of a chance. Gone from the previous season, among others, were the club’s leading scorer Alex Nylander and starting netminder Jack Flinn, so 2016-17 looked ...

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LA Kings Prospect Spencer Watson Making Most of Overage Season with Steelheads

Spencer Watson of the Mississauga Steelheads (Photo credit: Metroland file photo)

While Jacob Moverare has made the Los Angeles Kings look very good this season with his outstanding defensive play, it may be a while before we see him in California on a regular basis. With that said, however, the Kings do have another one of their prospects with the Mississauga ...

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Despite Recent Years, Dean Lombardi’s Legacy with LA Kings Should Be Celebrated

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13:  General Manager Dean Lombardi of the Los Angeles Kings hoists the Stanley Cup in celebration after defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 in double overtime of Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

This past Monday marked the end of an era in Los Angeles. Just one day after their season had officially ended, the Los Angeles Kings, in addition to firing head coach Darryl Sutter, had relieved Dean Lombardi of his general manager duties, effectively ending his 11-year tenure with the team. ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Daryl Evans

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While skill plays a role, so does luck. But, don’t go thinking that being lucky is a bad thing. Ask Bob Nystrom; ask Mike Eruzione; ask anyone who has ever scored a career-defining game-winning goal if timing means anything. For Daryl Evans, it certainly did and, while his goal may ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Hubie McDonough

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While he did spend some time with the organization as a player, the vast majority of Hubie McDonough‘s contributions to the Los Angeles Kings came in a different capacity, helping to shape the future of the club first in his hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire, and, most recently, in nearby ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Jeff Giuliano

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It’s a profession that can take you anywhere in the world. For some, the options are as far as the eye can see and for others, it’s slim pickings. Regardless, there’s always been something special about professional athletes having the privilege of playing in or near their hometown. For one ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Darren Eliot

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In 1980, the Los Angeles Kings drafted him 115th overall, but he would elect to play three more seasons of college hockey before representing his country at the Olympics. By the time he made his Kings debut in 1984, goaltender Darren Eliot would bring with him a plethora of wisdom ...

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