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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Daryl Evans

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Original photo credit: Bruce Bennett

While skill plays a role, so does luck. But, don’t go thinking that being lucky is a bad thing. Ask Bob Nystrom; ask Mike Eruzione; ask anyone who has ever scored a career-defining game-winning goal if timing means anything. For Daryl Evans, it certainly did and, while his goal may ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Mark Hardy

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Original photo courtesy of: http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.ca

The ‘Miracle on Manchester‘, the run to the 1993 Stanley Cup Final and the ‘Frenzy on Figueroa‘: arguably the three greatest playoff moments in Los Angeles Kings history prior to 2012. Yet, in a time frame that spanned 19 years, there was one man who was with the Kings for ...

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50 Years of LA Kings Hockey : The Miracle on Manchester

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Everybody loves a good underdog story. Whether it was David vs Goliath in the bible, The New York Mets vs the Boston Red Sox in the 1986 World Series, or Bret “The Hitman” Hart against the 500 pound Yokozuna at WrestleMania X, (not the one from Wrestlemania IX), people love ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Larry Murphy

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Original photo courtesy of SportsMemorabilia.com

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 Alum Dave Lewis

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Original photo credit: LA Kings

Wearing the ‘C’ for any team is, without a doubt, a prestigious honour, but one that comes with a plethora of responsibility. The early 80’s were a pivotal time for the Los Angeles Kings. While they had established veterans like Marcel Dionne and Mike Murphy, the Kings were loaded with ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Doug Smith

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Original photo credit: Bruce Bennett

He was chosen second overall by the Los Angeles Kings in 1981 and while he was part of the greatest comeback in franchise history in ‘The Miracle on Manchester‘, Doug Smith‘s NHL career didn’t blossom like many thought it would. But this isn’t about what could have been. This isn’t ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Steve Bozek

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Original photo courtesy of LAKings.com

It is one of the proudest, most iconic moments in Los Angeles Kings history. An inexperienced squad to make a monumental comeback against a juggernaut championship contender was simply unheard of. But that was the case on April 10, 1982 as the Kings, trailing 5-0 late, scored five times in ...

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A Discussion with Kings' Legendary Broadcaster Bob Miller

A collage of Bob Miller (Image credit: Chris Thomas)

Before the new year, I had the honour of meeting Los Angeles Kings’ legendary broadcaster Bob Miller. We met at Toronto’s MasterCard Centre where the Kings were practicing for their matchup the following afternoon against the Maple Leafs. What started out as an exchange of greetings turned into a nice ...

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The Greatness of Kings Legend Daryl Evans

A collage of Daryl Evans (Image credit: Chris Thomas)

Some would suggest that he is best known for scoring the overtime goal that capped off his team’s miraculous playoff comeback against the juggernaut Edmonton Oilers in 1982. But while that moment is still held close to the hearts of Los Angeles Kings fans everywhere, Daryl Evans has since been ...

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