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LA Kings Re-Signing Jamie McBain to Shift From Unheralded to Celebrated

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Never did I imagine how excited I would be when the Los Angeles Kings announced the re-signing of Jamie McBain. However, that was indeed the case last week when the blueliner got inked to stay with the silver-and-black for another year. Despite suspending Slava Voynov last October, the NHL left ...

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To Have Slava Voynov Back in a Kings Uniform Would Be Disgraceful

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He is a talented player who has established himself as a stalwart on his team’s blueline thanks to his tireless defensive play. He was also integral in helping the Los Angeles Kings win two Stanley Cups in three years. Unfortunately, what Slava Voynov has done off the ice has turned ...

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The LA Kings Lost Justin Williams; But It's Not the End of the World

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Whether now, next year or 20 years from now, it will be impossible to reflect on the championship success of the Los Angeles Kings without thinking of Justin Williams. He was more than a clutch playoff performer, a veteran or a fan favourite. Justin Williams was that quixotic presence to ...

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Stuttering Didn’t Stop Either LA Kings Legend Dave Taylor or Yours Truly

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It is an affliction that has received some notoriety, but continues to leave many in the dark, and that is most evident from a personal standpoint. There are no universal explanations for these phenomena. For children, they can overcome it with early therapy. For adults, it is a chronic life-long ...

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Post-Slava Voynov Era Begins; Should Be Worthwhile for LA Kings

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It is the sad end of a sorry episode. Slava Voynov‘s tenure with the Los Angeles Kings has ended. The suspended defenseman announced last month that he would be leaving the club to return to his native Russia, shortly after being taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ...

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