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Why Drew Doughty Deserves to Win the Norris Trophy

Photo credit: Mike Zampelli via MayorsManor.com

It “is an annual award given to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position.” Said definition belongs to the James Norris Memorial Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s top defenseman — and this year, in the risk of sounding bias, it should go ...

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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 to Open Season on Oct. 7, Hosting Sharks

NC WEB LN  ORANGE COUNTY OUT  NO MAGAZINE SALES The Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar, right, battles the San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski for the puck during first-period action in Game 4 of a Western Conference quarterfinal at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

While next season’s full NHL schedule will not be released until Thursday morning, teams already know who and when they will be playing in their respective season-openers. For the Los Angeles Kings, theirs will be held on Wednesday, October 7 when they play host to the San Jose Sharks. Just ...

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LA Kings Nelson Emerson on Jordan Weal's Development: “He's Done Everything That We've Asked”

Photo credit: Rich Tilton, courtesy of MayorsManor.com

When the Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs in 2009, there was very little worry, next to no frustration. Yes, it had been a playoff miss for the seventh-straight year for Kings but unlike in previous years, there was a ray of light shining through. Drew Doughty had wrapped up ...

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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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Excitement Palpable as NHL Prepares for Return of World Cup of Hockey

World Cup of Hockey press conference stage, Air Canada Centre, Toronto; Sep. 9, 2015 (Photo credit: Ryan Cowley)

TORONTO — To suggest that the National Hockey League has come a long way since 2004 would be an understatement. It may have suffered through two lockouts but all things considered, the National Hockey League is in great shape. From the advent of the Winter Classic and later the Stadium ...

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Remembering Pat Quinn: 1943-2014

A collage of Pat Quinn (Image credit: Chris Thomas)

A life in hockey. For a boy growing up in Canada, that is the ultimate dream – and for John Brian Patrick Quinn, he had the honour of living it. After a nine-year playing career in the National Hockey League that saw him suit up for the Toronto Maple Leafs, ...

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Talking with Ex-King Anson Carter

Los Angeles Kings' Anson Carter (wearing white helmet) sails across the net in front of Calgary Flames goalie Mikka Kiprusoff and Flames' Denis Gauthier during first-period NHL action in Calgary, Saturday, March 27, 2004. (AP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)

Last week, I had the pleasure of talking with former NHLer Anson Carter who is currently in his hometown of Toronto filming Season 4 of CBC’s Battle of the Blades. While we did discuss his time on Battle, Carter also enlightened me on his experiences in Los Angeles as a ...

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