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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Kevin Westgarth

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When he began his professional hockey career, he wasn’t known as a fighter. It wouldn’t be long, though, until dropping the gloves would become routine for Kevin Westgarth, who had established himself as one of the game’s most fearsome enforcers before finding a new identity — and, in the process, ...

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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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50 Years of LA Kings Hockey: Butch Goring and the Forgotten Playoff Series

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Guess who’s back with an all new attack and that all new attack is the Mack. And by Mack, I mean the first real superstar in Los Angeles Kings history, the unforgettable Robert “Butch” Goring and the forgotten-in-time playoff series that he and his LA Kings had back in 1976 ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Inaugural Goal-Scorer Brian Kilrea

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The date was October 14, 1967, the venue was the old Long Beach Arena. The newly-christened Los Angeles Kings made their NHL debut against one of their expansion cousins, the Philadelphia Flyers. Fans in attendance watching the newborn Kings witnessed the first-ever goal scored by the team – off the ...

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Jacob Moverare Adding Strength to Already-Solid Defensive Game

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They surrendered a three-goal lead on Friday night, but the Mississauga Steelheads were able to regroup and come through in overtime, defeating the Niagara Ice Dogs by a 6-5 count. With the win, the Steelheads improve to 5-5-0-1 on the season entering the weekend — good enough for a second-place ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Dale DeGray

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He spent just one season with the Los Angeles Kings but it was a pivotal one for the franchise as it was the beginning of a new era – the Wayne Gretzky area. With Gretzky’s acquisition came the palpable ardor of the new season as the reigning Stanley Cup champion ...

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These Players Were LA Kings???

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Yes they were! But I can’t honestly blame anyone for not remembering that as they were not Los Angeles Kings’ players for very long, so if you blinked, even for just a second, you might have missed their entire tenure there.  This article was spawned from a fun conversation I ...

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Don’t Give Up On The Comeback Kings

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With the Los Angeles Kings returning to the playoffs after missing them last year, the Kings have found themselves behind in an early hole against the San Jose Sharks.  The Kings thus far have played sloppy, are not generating much offense and seem to be having trouble with staying out ...

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Don’t You Forget About Brayden McNabb

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Please play this YouTube video on loop while you read this article. Everyone in the Kingdom remembers the 2014 trade deadline, when Los Angeles Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi traded the disappointing Matt Frattin and some draft pics to the Columbus Blue Jackets for scoring sensation Marian Gaborik.  The rest was ...

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