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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.

#BellLetsTalk Day — Versus Depression: My Toughest Fight

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“It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not sadness.” –J.K. Rowling But, for those who have never been there, let us prove that it is, indeed, not sadness, but something deeper. Today, Wednesday, January 25, 2017, marks a very important day across Canada. ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Tom Laidlaw

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His arrival to Los Angeles marked the end of an era, or, rather, the beginning of a new one. On March 10, 1987, the Los Angeles Kings had pulled off a trade with the New York Rangers that saw them part ways with their then-all-time leading scorer, Marcel Dionne. With ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Adam Deadmarsh

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For 42 years, my father waited for his Detroit Red Wings to win a Stanley Cup — a feeling Kings fans can certainly relate to. For my father, that wait ended in 1997 as he finally witnessed his team hoist Lord Stanley’s chalice before watching them do it again the ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Darryl Sydor

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Original photo courtesy of the Trading Card Database (1992-93 Topps)

Following their memorable playoff run in 1993, the Los Angeles Kings began to trade away their young talent. From Tomas Sandstrom to Alexei Zhitnik, it had seemed as though the silver-and-black were more focused on winning at the moment rather than patiently building. Whatever the reasons were for this youth ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum John Slaney

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The brief period between Wayne Gretzky‘s departure and the team breaking their playoff drought saw the Los Angeles Kings play in relative obscurity. From struggles on the ice to ownership issues off the ice, the Kings had gone through one of their toughest periods between 1995 and 1997. One member ...

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LA Kings Remain Well-Represented by Prospects at World Juniors

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With the round robin wrapped up (say that 10 times fast), the 2017 World Junior Championship rings in the new year with its medal round as the remainder of the tournament focuses solely on Montreal. Entering this year’s tournament, there were three Los Angeles Kings prospects taking part. However, by ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Terry Ruskowski

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Original photo credit: Bruce Bennett

Following their shocking playoff upset of the juggernaut Edmonton Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings had entered the 1982-83 season with high hopes as they were looking to make some more noise in their return to the playoffs. Unfortunately, despite improving by three wins and three points from the previous season, ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Gary Shuchuk

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Original photo credit: Topps series 1993-94

Despite the playoff thrills the Los Angeles Kings have enjoyed early on, they were never able to get very far in their first 25 years of their existence. More specifically, the Kings were never able to get past the second round during this time. In their 26th season, though, things ...

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Steelheads Coach James Richmond Holds High Acclaim for LA Kings Prospect Jacob Moverare

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When the Los Angeles Kings sent him back to his junior team, the OHL‘s Mississauga Steelheads, from their rookie camp in late September, Jacob Moverare was told to work on both his physical game and his skating. For a defensive-minded blueliner who stands at 6-foot-2 and 198 pounds, the former ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Mike Murphy

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Original photo credit: Bruce Bennett

Taylor and Norstrom, Blake and Brown, Gretzky and, for a brief period, Robitaille, being captain of the Los Angeles Kings has come with a great sense of honour and responsibility. One captain, in particular, was given said role at a very crucial time in the franchise’s still-young history. Entering just ...

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