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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Mathieu Schneider

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Original photo credit: Andrew D. Bernstein

As memorable as their playoff run in 1993 was, the Los Angeles Kings would have to wait eight more years to witness their next postseason series victory. For many, though, it was worth the wait as the Kings entered the 2001 playoffs with, if you will, a new lease on ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Tom Laidlaw

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His arrival to Los Angeles marked the end of an era, or, rather, the beginning of a new one. On March 10, 1987, the Los Angeles Kings had pulled off a trade with the New York Rangers that saw them part ways with their then-all-time leading scorer, Marcel Dionne. With ...

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50 Years of LA Kings Hockey: The Triple Crown Line

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Guess who’s back for an all-out attack and that all out attack is… well, by the ‘Triple Crown Line’! What a perfect hip-hop segue for us to jump back into our favorite time machines (I personally prefer the DeLorean, complete with a Flux Capacitor and a Mr. Fusion for the ...

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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 Alum Darryl Sydor

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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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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum John Slaney

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The brief period between Wayne Gretzky‘s departure and the team breaking their playoff drought saw the Los Angeles Kings play in relative obscurity. From struggles on the ice to ownership issues off the ice, the Kings had gone through one of their toughest periods between 1995 and 1997. One member ...

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LA Kings Remain Well-Represented by Prospects at World Juniors

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With the round robin wrapped up (say that 10 times fast), the 2017 World Junior Championship rings in the new year with its medal round as the remainder of the tournament focuses solely on Montreal. Entering this year’s tournament, there were three Los Angeles Kings prospects taking part. However, by ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Terry Ruskowski

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Original photo credit: Bruce Bennett

Following their shocking playoff upset of the juggernaut Edmonton Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings had entered the 1982-83 season with high hopes as they were looking to make some more noise in their return to the playoffs. Unfortunately, despite improving by three wins and three points from the previous season, ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Gary Shuchuk

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Original photo credit: Topps series 1993-94

Despite the playoff thrills the Los Angeles Kings have enjoyed early on, they were never able to get very far in their first 25 years of their existence. More specifically, the Kings were never able to get past the second round during this time. In their 26th season, though, things ...

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Steelheads Coach James Richmond Holds High Acclaim for LA Kings Prospect Jacob Moverare

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When the Los Angeles Kings sent him back to his junior team, the OHL‘s Mississauga Steelheads, from their rookie camp in late September, Jacob Moverare was told to work on both his physical game and his skating. For a defensive-minded blueliner who stands at 6-foot-2 and 198 pounds, the former ...

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