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Patience Key for Booming Kings Prospect Jonny Brodzinski

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After three successful seasons at St. Cloud State, Los Angeles Kings‘ prospect Jonny Brodzinski has taken the next step in his career. This season, he is suiting up for the Ontario Reign in what is his first year as a pro. But for those expecting immediate results, they will have ...

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LA Kings Legend Bernie Nicholls: “I Was Never Ever Diagnosed with Concussions”

June 14 , 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Los Angeles goalie Kings Bernie Nicholls during the victory rally inside Staples Center. The rally was held after the Stanley Cup Victory parade.  Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It is an issue that has become increasingly prevalent over the past decade, making it increasing more difficult for even the most stubborn to ignore. For a sport as fast-paced and as hard-hitting as hockey, many of its athletes — both retired and active — have suffered alarming ramifications from ...

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Ontario Reign Have Found a Mentor in a Revived Peter Budaj

Peter Budaj, Ontario Reign at Manitoba Moose, October 15, 2015 (Photo credit: Jonathan Kozub)

When the Los Angeles Kings signed Peter Budaj to a professional tryout in late August, the news was met with a great deal of curiosity. Jhonas Enroth was signed earlier in the summer plus J.F. Berube and Patrik Bartosak were each developing nicely enough in the minors that their respective ...

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Reign Asst Chris Hajt on Justin Auger: “He’s Been a 200-Foot Player for Us”

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Turning themselves into a championship winner did not happen overnight. Far from it, actually. Under general manager Dean Lombardi, the Los Angeles Kings have implemented a patient but effective farm system for their prospects to develop. With that, the Kings have been transformed into a club that models one of ...

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A Discussion with Ontario Reign Head Coach Mike Stothers

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Following the 2013-14 season, the Manchester Monarchs parted ways with head coach Mark Morris, who had been at the club’s helm since 2006. Morris also held the distinction of being the club’s winningest coach. Unfortunately, the Monarchs had been eliminated in the opening round of the playoffs in each of ...

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Meet Dusty Imoo: LA Kings’ New Goaltending Development Coach

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While they have celebrated ultimate success in recent years, a large portion of the Los Angeles Kings‘ transition into a perennial championship contender is attributed to their strength in goal. Bill Ranford has done a phenomenal job as the club’s Goaltending Coach over the years with the development of the ...

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LA Kings’ Mike O’Connell Says Adrian Kempe “Has Progressed Beautifully”

Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Adrian Kempe puts on a team cap after being selected as the number twenty-nine overall pick to the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Despite winning their second Stanley Cup in three years, the Los Angeles Kings were still on a mission to keep building for the future. After all, good teams can win championships but erode within a short period of time. Great teams, however, can win championships while continuing to build, determined ...

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