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What the Kings’ 2012 Stanley Cup Did For Me That the Red Sox’s 2004 World Series Didn’t… But How I Loved Both Anyway

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The Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Kings. Those were this writer’s two teams growing up. Yet, while the lineage of each organization was vastly different in many respects, they both had one thing in common: a painstakingly-long championship drought. Of course, if an ‘Understatement of the Year’ award ...

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Steelheads Hope to Extend Momentum in OHL Final vs. Otters

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After the Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs for the second time in three years last month, fans have had plenty of reason to be skeptical. On the precipice of a dynasty, the Kings have been nothing short of disappointing since 2014. Yes, they had some highlights here and there ...

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Despite Recent Years, Dean Lombardi’s Legacy with LA Kings Should Be Celebrated

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13:  General Manager Dean Lombardi of the Los Angeles Kings hoists the Stanley Cup in celebration after defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 in double overtime of Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

This past Monday marked the end of an era in Los Angeles. Just one day after their season had officially ended, the Los Angeles Kings, in addition to firing head coach Darryl Sutter, had relieved Dean Lombardi of his general manager duties, effectively ending his 11-year tenure with the team. ...

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#BellLetsTalk Day — Versus Depression: My Toughest Fight

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“It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not sadness.” –J.K. Rowling But, for those who have never been there, let us prove that it is, indeed, not sadness, but something deeper. Today, Wednesday, January 25, 2017, marks a very important day across Canada. ...

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50 Years of LA Kings Hockey: The Triple Crown Line

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Guess who’s back for an all-out attack and that all out attack is… well, by the ‘Triple Crown Line’! What a perfect hip-hop segue for us to jump back into our favorite time machines (I personally prefer the DeLorean, complete with a Flux Capacitor and a Mr. Fusion for the ...

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Hall of Fame Weekend a Special One for the LA Kings

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TORONTO – Every November marks a very special weekend in the hockey world, but that was especially the case for the Los Angeles Kings who saw three of their members enter the game’s Holiest shrine: the Hockey Hall of Fame. In 2016, former Kings’ equipment manager Mark O’Neill, former Kings’ ...

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At Last: LA Kings Legend Rogie Vachon Finally a Hockey Hall-of-Famer

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TORONTO – To suggest that this was a long time coming would be a significant understatement. However, as the old adage goes, it is better late than never and this weekend, Los Angeles Kings legend Rogie Vachon received his rightful due, officially being enshrined into the Hockey Hall of Fame. ...

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50 Years of LA Kings Hockey: Year One

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Guess who’s back with a brand new track and the brand new track’s all that??? Well it’s me and since this season is the 50th anniversary (or birthday) of the Los Angeles Kings, and with our fearless leader here at MakeWay, Lord Commander Ryan Cowley doing his excellent “Royal Reflection” interviews ...

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Jonathan Quick’s Injury Provides Promising Precedent for LA Kings

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The regular season did not get off to an auspicious start for the Los Angeles Kings, and Thursday’s news did not help matters. After the first period of Wednesday’s eventual loss in San Jose, there was a key Kings player who was suddenly conspicuous by his absence: netminder Jonathan Quick. ...

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