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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.

Remembering Pat Quinn: 1943-2014

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A life in hockey. For a boy growing up in Canada, that is the ultimate dream – and for John Brian Patrick Quinn, he had the honour of living it. After a nine-year playing career in the National Hockey League that saw him suit up for the Toronto Maple Leafs, ...

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Exclusive: Steven Raboin on Tanner, Be the Match and Honoring His Son's Memory

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In May 2012, I wrote a story about long-time Los Angeles Kings fan Steven Raboin and his late son Tanner for the Toronto Standard. Tanner, who had passed away the previous spring after a long battle with Chronic Granulomatous Disease. Tanner was just 19 when he succumbed to CGB but ...

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A Conversation with Kings’ Own Sean O’Donnell

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By the time he arrived in Los Angeles in 1994, the Kings, who had been perennial championship contenders as few as two seasons earlier, began to decline in success and popularity. Years later, however, he returned to help push a long-suffering franchise on the rise again and now, as a ...

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A Discussion with Kings Head Equipment Manager Darren Granger

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The management, the coaches, the players: those who are at the forefront when teams win championships – and rightfully so. But there is always more to the equation. The training staff play a significant role, as do the scouts and those in player development. But there is one special aspect ...

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Discussing Hockey, Broadcasting and Dynasty with Kings Legend Jim Fox

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The 2014-15 season is a milestone year Los Angeles Kings legend Jim Fox. This season, the 54-year-old is celebrating his 25th anniversary as the color analyst for the Los Angeles Kings, having worked alongside Bob Miller for all these years. As per tradition, silver anniversaries are celebrated by receiving silver ...

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Discussing Rob Blake, Dean Lombardi and Life in Hockey with Kings' Jack Ferreira

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This past weekend, the city of Toronto was buzzing with its festivities for the Hockey Hall of Fame inductions. 2014 represented a phenomenal class which, among others, included former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Blake. Now serving as the team’s assistant general manager, this weekend has especially been a proud ...

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The Greatness of Kings Legend Daryl Evans

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Some would suggest that he is best known for scoring the overtime goal that capped off his team’s miraculous playoff comeback against the juggernaut Edmonton Oilers in 1982. But while that moment is still held close to the hearts of Los Angeles Kings fans everywhere, Daryl Evans has since been ...

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Paddles Down: Talking with Kings Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford

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A few years ago, I was visiting my father for the holidays when he asked me to go through all of my hockey books I have had since childhood – and believe me, there were plenty of them. One of those books featured a quote from a Stanley Cup-winning (and ...

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Reminiscing with Kings Legend Ian Laperriere

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“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight. it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” Mark Twain’s iconic quote could not be more appropriate for anyone other than Los Angeles Kings legend Ian Laperriere. On Saturday afternoon at 1pm PST (4pm EST), the Los Angeles Kings ...

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Speaking with Kings Legend Bernie Nicholls

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Over the course of his 18-year NHL career, he played for six teams. But it was the team that drafted him where he spent the majority of it. The relationship between Bernie Nicholls and the Los Angeles Kings goes back over 30 years as the three-time All-Star played arguably the ...

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