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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Daryl Evans

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While skill plays a role, so does luck. But, don’t go thinking that being lucky is a bad thing. Ask Bob Nystrom; ask Mike Eruzione; ask anyone who has ever scored a career-defining game-winning goal if timing means anything. For Daryl Evans, it certainly did and, while his goal may ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Hubie McDonough

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While he did spend some time with the organization as a player, the vast majority of Hubie McDonough‘s contributions to the Los Angeles Kings came in a different capacity, helping to shape the future of the club first in his hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire, and, most recently, in nearby ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Jeff Giuliano

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It’s a profession that can take you anywhere in the world. For some, the options are as far as the eye can see and for others, it’s slim pickings. Regardless, there’s always been something special about professional athletes having the privilege of playing in or near their hometown. For one ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Darren Eliot

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In 1980, the Los Angeles Kings drafted him 115th overall, but he would elect to play three more seasons of college hockey before representing his country at the Olympics. By the time he made his Kings debut in 1984, goaltender Darren Eliot would bring with him a plethora of wisdom ...

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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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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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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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