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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Darren Eliot

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In 1980, the Los Angeles Kings drafted him 115th overall, but he would elect to play three more seasons of college hockey before representing his country at the Olympics. By the time he made his Kings debut in 1984, goaltender Darren Eliot would bring with him a plethora of wisdom ...

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Royal Reflection: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Larry Murphy

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No matter how talented a player is, for some who are drafted in the first round — much less the Top 5 — the pressure of performing at the highest level may prove to be too great. This is especially the case for those who jump right into the NHL ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Adam Deadmarsh

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For 42 years, my father waited for his Detroit Red Wings to win a Stanley Cup — a feeling Kings fans can certainly relate to. For my father, that wait ended in 1997 as he finally witnessed his team hoist Lord Stanley’s chalice before watching them do it again the ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Jimmy Carson

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Between 1979 to 1981, the Los Angeles Kings had great success drafting in the first round. Outside of those years, however, the forum-blue-and-gold weren’t as fortunate. That, however, changed in 1986 when the Kings had the second-overall pick — their highest since 1981 when they took Doug Smith. With their ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Rogie Vachon

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Since he became eligible 31 years ago, Rogie Vachon has been passed over for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Last week, the wait ended as the Los Angeles Kings legend was selected for the Hall’s Class of 2016 along with Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov and the late Pat ...

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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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Kopitar with Four Points as LA Kings Snap Wings’ Win-Streak

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Game 42; 27-12-3 LOS ANGELES — The Detroit Red Wings entered STAPLES Center on Monday riding a four-game winning streak. On Sunday, they had edged the Ducks in Anaheim to improve to 17-3-7 in one-goal games. On paper at least, the Los Angeles Kings appeared to have met their match. ...

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LA Kings Regular-Season Preview: Game 42 vs. Detroit

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Los Angeles Kings 2015-16 Regular Season: Game 42 vs. Detroit, January 11, 2016, 7:30pm PST They closed out the first half of the regular season on a somewhat-sour note. The Los Angeles Kings lost in the shootout to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night, but did earn the point ...

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Mrazek Mrvelous as Red Wings End LA Kings’ Three-Game Win Streak

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Game 19; 12-7-0 DETROIT — Their struggles at Joe Louis Arena continue as the Los Angeles Kings saw their three-game winning streak come to an end on Friday night, falling to the Detroit Red Wings by a 3-2 count. Jhonas Enroth got the call in goal instead of Jonathan Quick ...

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LA Kings Regular-Season Preview: Game 19 @ Detroit

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Los Angeles Kings 2015-16 Regular Season: Game 19 @ Detroit, November 20, 2015, 4:30pm PST After a thrilling come-from-behind win on Tuesday in Philadelphia to kick off their road trip, the Los Angeles Kings travel to the Motor City where they will pay a visit to the 9-8-2 Detroit Red ...

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