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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Kelly Hrudey

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It was not as a member of the Los Angeles Kings but rather a member of the New York Islanders when this writer, as a very young child, was first introduced to this flashy netminder. In what will forever be known as ‘The Easter Epic,’ Game 7 of the 1987 ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Luc Robitaille

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Looking back on how it all started, it is almost incomprehensible to fathom that he was drafted in the ninth round. Yet, despite his nickname “Lucky”, Luc Robitaille had proven that he was anything but. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Luc Robitaille was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings 171st overall in ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Steve Duchesne

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He was, and still is, one of the more synonymous names associated with the franchise. At the same time, he was also one of the team’s more underrated players. Whichever way you want to look at it, though, Steve Duchesne was an integral part of the Los Angeles Kings‘ success ...

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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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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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LA Kings, STAPLES Center to Host 2017 NHL All-Star Game

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 8: Fans gather before the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings play in their NHL season opener at Staples Center  at STAPLES Center on September 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHLI via Getty Images)

It was announced on Saturday that the Los Angeles Kings and STAPLES Center would be hosting the 2017 NHL All-Star Game. This will be the second time for the midseason classic to be played at STAPLES Center and the third time the Kings have hosted it. The game coincides with ...

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Kings Legend Luc Robitaille Voted Greatest NHLer to Ever Wear No. 20

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In 2006, he retired as the NHL’s all-time leading scorer among left-wingers. In 2007, the Los Angeles Kings raised his number to the rafters of STAPLES Center. In 2009, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Then, this past February, his statue was unveiled outside of the aforementioned ...

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LA Kings’ Luc Robitaille Shares His Thoughts on Nick Nickson’s HHOF Induction

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TORONTO — During Monday’s red carpet phase preceding the induction ceremony, I had a chance to speak with Kings’ legend Luc Robitaille. There, Robitaille gave us his thoughts on Nick Nickson‘s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame and even what it means for the growth of hockey in California. ...

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Discussing the Outdoor Game, Charities and Success with Kings President Luc Robitaille

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Following their inception in 1967, the Los Angeles Kings have had many of hockey’s best don their uniform. Hall-of-Famers like Terry Sawchuk, Marcel Dionne and Wayne Gretzky have all once called Los Angeles home in addition to the likes of team legends Rogie Vachon, Dave Taylor and Daryl Evans. As extensive ...

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