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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 Legend Jimmy Carson

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Between 1979 to 1981, the Los Angeles Kings had great success drafting in the first round. Outside of those years, however, the forum-blue-and-gold weren’t as fortunate. That, however, changed in 1986 when the Kings had the second-overall pick — their highest since 1981 when they took Doug Smith. With their ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Steve Bozek

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It is one of the proudest, most iconic moments in Los Angeles Kings history. An inexperienced squad to make a monumental comeback against a juggernaut championship contender was simply unheard of. But that was the case on April 10, 1982 as the Kings, trailing 5-0 late, scored five times in ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Bernie Nicholls

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With the start of the 1988-89 season came an exciting new chapter for the Los Angeles Kings. Suddenly, the team known for donning forum-blue-and-gold took a page out of the NFL‘s Raiders‘ book by switching to silver-and-black. But it wasn’t just the appearance that made the Kings different. They had ...

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Royal Reflections: LA Kings Legend Tony Granato

On January 20, 1990, the Los Angeles Kings made an unpopular move by trading away fan favourite — and 70-goal scorer — Bernie Nicholls to the New York Rangers. Suffice it to say that an enormous amount of pressure would be placed on the players going the opposite way in ...

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Ryan McGill on LA Kings Prospect Jacob Friend: “Brings an Edge to His Game”

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Unlike past years, the Los Angeles Kings didn’t have the busiest of weekends at this past Draft in Buffalo if you were to go by quantity of picks. Entering said weekend, the Kings had just four selections and, not surprisingly, three of them were defensemen. Of the Kings’ four picks, ...

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Kelly McCrimmon on LA Kings Prospect Kale Clague: “I Expect Him to be a Dominant Player”

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While free agency is hockey’s hottest topic when the calendar turns to July, the Los Angeles Kings have another summer tradition and that is their annual Development Camp, which began this past Monday in El Segundo. One of the participants in this week’s camp is one of the Kings’ most ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Rogie Vachon

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Since he became eligible 31 years ago, Rogie Vachon has been passed over for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Last week, the wait ended as the Los Angeles Kings legend was selected for the Hall’s Class of 2016 along with Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov and the late Pat ...

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