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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.

Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum George Parros

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Not only was he one of the toughest fighters in the game but also one of its most popular personalities. Over the course of his professional career, which has since transitioned into an integral role with the National Hockey League, George Parros has garnered respect as one of hockey’s most ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Mark Hardy

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Original photo courtesy of: http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.ca

The ‘Miracle on Manchester‘, the run to the 1993 Stanley Cup Final and the ‘Frenzy on Figueroa‘: arguably the three greatest playoff moments in Los Angeles Kings history prior to 2012. Yet, in a time frame that spanned 19 years, there was one man who was with the Kings for ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Scott Barney

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When the Los Angeles Kings drafted him 29th overall in 1997, Scott Barney was on his way to great things. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case — at least not right away. Following his junior career with the OHL‘s Peterborough Petes, Barney moved onto the AHL‘s Springfield Falcons. However, since his ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Wayne Simmonds

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Original photo credit: Mike Zampelli

In recent years, fans of the Los Angeles Kings became habitually coveted with excitement when June approached. After all, between 2012 and 2014, it was the time of the year when their team contended for a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. But, there was also something stimulating about June ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Ken Belanger

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Coming off an improbable season where they fell just short of reaching the Western Conference Final, the Los Angeles Kings entered the 2001-02 with, if you will, a new lease on life. However, after Stu Grimson moved on to sign in Nashville, the Kings needed someone new to fill their ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Mathieu Garon

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Despite the looming lockout in 2004, NHL teams were not deterred from making moves. Regardless, if said lockout were to last a day, a month or a year, until the Collective Bargaining Agreement officially expired, teams went about their business as usual. The Los Angeles Kings were no exception to ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Sean O’Donnell

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As great a teacher as she was, Mrs. M. was also a huge hockey fan. In fact, during the 1993 playoffs, it was entertaining watching her make sentences that resembled the players from her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs — i.e. “Andrew chucked” (Dave Andreychuk); “When Del…” (Wendel Clark); or “Gill ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Jim Thomson

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Jim Thomson was 13 years old when his hometown Edmonton Oilers joined the NHL as part of the NHL-WHA Merger. This began one of the greatest dynasties in NHL history, led by arguably the game’s greatest player in Wayne Gretzky. Like every kid growing up in Edmonton, Jim Thomson dreamed ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Philippe Boucher

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When reflecting on their team in the mid-1990’s, fans of the Los Angeles Kings recall a transition period that saw the club make a few trades that left many scratching their heads. Trading Darryl Sydor and some guy named Wayne Gretzky are among two of the Kings who the team ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Alexei Zhitnik

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Original photo credit: Harry Scull Jr.

As the Los Angeles Kings entered the 1990’s, there was a palpable feeling that the club was about to turn a crucial corner in their history. Led by Wayne Gretzky, the Kings had a good balance of veteran leadership with Dave Taylor and Larry Robinson to offensive firepower from Luc ...

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