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LA Kings’ Daryl Evans on Calling Games with Nick Nickson: “I Just Cherish Each and Every Day”

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Los Angeles Kings radio announcers Daryl Evans and Nick Nickson pose for a photo after a game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Carolina Hurricanes  at STAPLES Center on November 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images)

Hours before Monday’s induction ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame, this writer and a friend of Make Way for the Kings, Jeff Duarte of CaliSportsNews, met with Los Angeles Kings‘ legend Daryl Evans who, for nearly two decades, has been Nick Nickson‘s partner in the broadcast booth as the ...

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LA Kings’ Nelson Emerson on Nick Ebert: “He Has Skills That Others Don’t Have”

LONDON, ON - MAY 19:  Nick Ebert #10 of the Guelph Storm skates against the Val'Dor Foreurs in Game Four of the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup at Budweiser Gardens on May 19, 2014 in London, Ontario, Canada. The Storm defeated the Foreurs 6-3. (Photo by Kenneth Andersen/Getty Images)

For some players, being the final pick of the NHL Draft would all but deter their hopes for making it to the NHL. Kings prospect Nick Ebert, however, is not one of those cases. After a not-so-smooth transition from the junior ranks to the pros last season, the 21-year-old blueliner ...

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LA Kings’ Bill Ranford on Jonathan Quick: “Better and Better with Each Start”

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On the morning of October 14, it felt as if the sky were falling to a unusually-exorbitant amount of loyal Los Angeles Kings fans – melodramatic, but loyal nonetheless. Needless to say that supporters of the silver-and-black were not happy. Through three games, the Kings were still in search of ...

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Speaking With Soon-to-Be Hall-of-Famer, LA Kings’ Nick Nickson

ONTARIO, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Nick Nickson of the Los Angeles Kings speaks during an Ontario Reign Press Conference at Citizens Business Bank Arena on February 11, 2015 in Ontario, California. (Photo by Aaron Poole/NHLI via Getty Images)

There are but a handful of figures who have held the honour of being synonymous with Los Angeles Kings hockey. Having now entered his 35th season with the club, Nick Nickson has celebrated a storied career in the broadcast booth and three weeks from tonight, the longtime radio voice of ...

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Discussing the Power of All Sports Market with LA Kings Legend Bernie Nicholls

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When the NHL‘s regular season ended in mid-April, so did the seasons of 14 of their clubs, including the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. Just the fifth team in the expansion era to miss the playoffs one year after winning hockey’s Holiest prize, fans of the silver-and-black entered ...

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Speaking with Kings Radio Man Nick Nickson

A collage of Nick Nickson (Image credit: Chris Thomas)

This past week, I had the opportunity to speak with Nick Nickson who, since 1990, has been the radio voice of the Los Angeles Kings. Overall, Nickson, a native of Rochester, New York, has been with the Kings since 1981 when he was the television and radio broadcast partner of ...

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A Talk with Kings' Inaugural Goal-Scorer, Hall-of-Famer Brian Kilrea

A collage of Brian Kilrea (Image credit: Chris Thomas)

DISCLAIMER: This interview was conducted two days before the tragedy in Ottawa that took the life of Nathan Cirillo. MakeWayfortheKings would like to send along our deepest sympathies to everyone affected by last week’s tragic events. A little over a week ago, I had the honour of speaking with Hockey ...

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

A collage of Steven Raboin (Image credit: Chris Thomas)

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

A collage of Sean O'Donnell (Image credit: Chris Thomas)

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

A collage of Darren Granger (Image credit: Chris Thomas)

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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