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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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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Dave Lewis

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Wearing the ‘C’ for any team is, without a doubt, a prestigious honour, but one that comes with a plethora of responsibility. The early 80’s were a pivotal time for the Los Angeles Kings. While they had established veterans like Marcel Dionne and Mike Murphy, the Kings were loaded with ...

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LA Kings Prospect Jacob Moverare Looking Gradually More Comfortable in Mississauga

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En route to his team’s loss to North Bay last Sunday, Los Angeles Kings prospect Jacob Moverare coughed up the puck right in front of his own net which was costly given that the Battalion scored just seconds later to make it 5-1 late in the second period. But, while ...

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Promising OHL Debut for LA Kings Prospect Jacob Moverare, But Expect Better Things

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — When Dean Lombardi was hired as their general manager in 2006, the Los Angeles Kings were in need of a major rebuilding period. It was a slow and arduous rebuild but under Lombardi, the Kings were transformed into a Stanley Cup winner. Yet, while Lombardi and his ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Robb Stauber

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Original photo credit: Harry Scull Jr.

Before 2012, there was 1993. In terms of playoff success, no year was more symbolic of Stanley Cup aspirations than 1993 was. That playoff year brought a great amount of joy, but a fair bit of heartbreak as well, to a franchise and a fanbase longing for a championship. Over ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Doug Smith

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Original photo credit: Bruce Bennett

He was chosen second overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 1981 and while he was part of the greatest comeback in franchise history in ‘The Miracle on Manchester‘, Doug Smith‘s NHL career didn’t blossom like many thought it would. But this isn’t about what could have been. This isn’t ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Steve Duchesne

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Original photo credit: Mike Powell

He was, and still is, one of the more synonymous names associated with the franchise. At the same time, he was also one of the team’s more underrated players. Whichever way you want to look at it, though, Steve Duchesne was an integral part of the Los Angeles Kings‘ success ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Simon Gagne

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From Mike Richards and Jeff Carter to Dean Lombardi and John Stevens, the association between the Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers was significant in recent years. Whatever the reasons were behind so many players and coaches going from one city to the other, there is no denying just how ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Jimmy Carson

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Original photo credit: Rick Stewart

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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