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Don’t Give Up On The Comeback Kings


With the Los Angeles Kings returning to the playoffs after missing them last year, the Kings have found themselves behind in an early hole against the San Jose Sharks.  The Kings thus far have played sloppy, are not generating much offense and seem to be having trouble with staying out ...

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Jonathan Quick: All-Time Shutouts Leader Among U.S.-Born Goaltenders

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Monday night saw the Los Angeles Kings shut down the vaunted offensive attack of the Chicago Blackhawks, handing them just their ninth home loss of the season. In goal for the silver-and-black that night was Jonathan Quick who made 32 saves for his fourth shutout of the season. But as ...

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The Importance, or Lack Thereof, of Winning the Pacific for the LA Kings

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They have not won a division title since 1991, so logic would suggest that after 25 years, it’s about time that the Los Angeles Kings hung another division banner to the rafters. Or is it? Calling themselves division champions, especially after so long, would certainly be nice for the Kings ...

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Rob Scuderi is Back With the LA Kings, And It Feels Good

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He may not be quite the same player he was in 2012 but Rob Scuderi‘s re-acquisition by the Los Angeles Kings on Friday is leaving many, including this writer, excited for the defensive stalwart’s return. When he helped shut down the Detroit Red Wings vaunted attack in the 2009 Stanley ...

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Why Drew Doughty Deserves to Win the Norris Trophy

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It “is an annual award given to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.” Said definition belongs to the James Norris Memorial Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s top defenseman — and this year, in the risk of sounding bias, it should go ...

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The Mount Rushmore of the LA Kings


Hello Make Way For the Kings’ readers!  My name is Jeff Duarte (aka @JDStylz_) and I am honored to be contributing to this great Los Angeles Kings’ news site and to be working with its emperor Ryan Cowley! I have to admit though that I struggled with coming up with a ...

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Vinny Lecavalier Enjoying Resurgence with LA Kings While Proving This Naysayer Wrong

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We all love it when we’re right, but not so much when we’re wrong. That goes without saying. However, this is a case where this writer was wrong and is, quite frankly, happy to admit it. Earlier this season, I scoffed at him, thinking he should have been retired by ...

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The Importance of Being Anze Kopitar

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You could hear a pin drop at STAPLES Center that afternoon. It is a moment that the Los Angeles Kings and their fans will never forget: their star forward lying helpless on the ice. It was a sight, a feeling that still leaves this writer — in addition to many ...

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Discussing Nick Shore with LA Kings Asst GM Rob Blake

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The Los Angeles Kings are off to one of their greatest starts in franchise history, and while they have received plenty of support from their biggest names, it has been a contribution-by-committee method used towards said success. That includes the club’s unsung talent which has flown under the radar of ...

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