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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.

A Better Skater, LA Kings Prospect Jacob Moverare Takes His Game to a New Level

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With a 7-14-3-3 record so far, the Mississauga Steelheads sit tied for last place in the OHL’s Eastern Conference. Yet, while the club is struggling as they kick off December, there are those individuals who are making the most of their opportunities, and that includes Los Angeles Kings prospect Jacob ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Kelly Hrudey

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It was not as a member of the Los Angeles Kings but rather a member of the New York Islanders when this writer, as a very young child, was first introduced to this flashy netminder. In what will forever be known as ‘The Easter Epic,’ Game 7 of the 1987 ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Craig Conroy

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If you watched him doing a post-game interview, you couldn’t help but think how likable he appeared to be. His friendly, approachable demeanor was contagious to anyone who met him and whichever team he played for, the fanbase was that much more thankful not only for his personality but for ...

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Hall of Fame Weekend a Special One for the LA Kings

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TORONTO – Every November marks a very special weekend in the hockey world, but that was especially the case for the Los Angeles Kings who saw three of their members enter the game’s Holiest shrine: the Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2016, former Kings’ equipment manager Mark O’Neill, former Kings’ ...

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At Last: LA Kings Legend Rogie Vachon Finally a Hockey Hall-of-Famer

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TORONTO – To suggest that this was a long time coming would be a significant understatement. However, as the old adage goes, it is better late than never and this weekend, Los Angeles Kings legend Rogie Vachon received his rightful due, officially being enshrined into the Hockey Hall of Fame. ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Inaugural Goal-Scorer Brian Kilrea

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The date was October 14, 1967, the venue was the old Long Beach Arena. The newly-christened Los Angeles Kings made their NHL debut against one of their expansion cousins, the Philadelphia Flyers. Fans in attendance watching the newborn Kings witnessed the first-ever goal scored by the team – off the ...

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Jacob Moverare Adding Strength to Already-Solid Defensive Game

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They surrendered a three-goal lead on Friday night, but the Mississauga Steelheads were able to regroup and come through in overtime, defeating the Niagara Ice Dogs by a 6-5 count. With the win, the Steelheads improve to 5-5-0-1 on the season entering the weekend — good enough for a second-place ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Dale DeGray

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He spent just one season with the Los Angeles Kings but it was a pivotal one for the franchise as it was the beginning of a new era – the Wayne Gretzky area. With Gretzky’s acquisition came the palpable ardor of the new season as the reigning Stanley Cup champion ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Luc Robitaille

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Looking back on how it all started, it is almost incomprehensible to fathom that he was drafted in the ninth round. Yet, despite his nickname “Lucky”, Luc Robitaille had proven that he was anything but. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Luc Robitaille was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings 171st overall in ...

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Jonathan Quick’s Injury Provides Promising Precedent for LA Kings

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The regular season did not get off to an auspicious start for the Los Angeles Kings, and Thursday’s news did not help matters. After the first period of Wednesday’s eventual loss in San Jose, there was a key Kings player who was suddenly conspicuous by his absence: netminder Jonathan Quick. ...

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