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LA Kings Well-Represented at World Cup of Hockey

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Right off the bat, let me just say that I was reticent about the return of the World Cup of Hockey. At first, it didn’t seem necessary to add another international tournament in addition to the Olympics and the annual World Hockey Championship. It also meant less time off for ...

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Apologies to Skeptics But Rogie Vachon Does Deserve to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame

BOSTON, MA - 1970's: Rogie Vachon #30 of the Los Angeles Kings tends goal in game against the Boston Bruins at Boston Garden .  (Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

Yesterday was a celebratory day for the Los Angeles Kings family, but even more so for Rogie Vachon personally who, after 31 years, finally received the call that he was to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Vachon joins a short list of inductees this year which includes ...

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Quietly But Surely, Trevor Lewis Re-Signing Helps LA Kings Path to Championship Restoration

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When we look back at their championship success, it is no secret that the Los Angeles Kings were blessed with exceptional talent from top to bottom. Skilled veterans like Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown, a defensive stalwart in Drew Doughty and even the key acquisitions of Jeff Carter and Mike ...

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Norris Win Only Intensifies Drew Doughty’s Tremendous Stock

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It feels like an eternity but the summer of 2011 saw plenty of Los Angeles Kings fans disgruntled at Drew Doughty, who was a restricted free agent holding out for a big raise. Yet, while words like “greed” and “selfish” had peppered regular dialogue regarding the blueliner, Doughty wouldn’t need ...

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New Captaincy and New Hardware: LA Kings’ Anze Kopitar Further Emphasizes Himself as Franchise Cornerstone

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It has been quite a week for Anze Kopitar. Just days after being named the new captain of the Los Angeles Kings, the Slovenian took home the Frank J. Selke and Lady Byng trophies at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. These are the first two ...

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The First Stanley Cup for the LA Kings: Four Years Later

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The Miracle on Manchester, the playoff run in ’93, the Stunner at Staples — these are just three of the many proud moments in Los Angeles Kings history. But, with all due respect to the aforementioned, they do, to a large degree, pale in comparison to the night of June ...

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