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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

From Taylor and Norstrom, to Blake and Brown, to 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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50 Years of LA Kings Hockey: Butch Goring and the Forgotten Playoff Series

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Guess who’s back with an all new attack and that all new attack is the Mack. And by Mack, I mean the first real superstar in Los Angeles Kings history, the unforgettable Robert “Butch” Goring and the forgotten-in-time playoff series that he and his LA Kings had back in 1976 ...

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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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Original photo credit: Bruce Bennett

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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Original photo credit: Noah Graham

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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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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