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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Alexei Zhitnik

Image credit: Ryan Cowley
Original photo credit: Harry Scull Jr.

As the Los Angeles Kings entered the 1990’s, there was a palpable feeling that the club was about to turn a crucial corner in their history. Led by Wayne Gretzky, the Kings had a good balance of veteran leadership with Dave Taylor and Larry Robinson to offensive firepower from Luc ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Darryl Sydor

Image credit: Ryan Cowley
Original photo courtesy of the Trading Card Database (1992-93 Topps)

Following their memorable playoff run in 1993, the Los Angeles Kings began to trade away their young talent. From Tomas Sandstrom to Alexei Zhitnik, it had seemed as though the silver-and-black were more focused on winning at the moment rather than patiently building. Whatever the reasons were for this youth ...

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