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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Hubie McDonough

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While he did spend some time with the organization as a player, the vast majority of Hubie McDonough‘s contributions to the Los Angeles Kings came in a different capacity, helping to shape the future of the club first in his hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire, and, most recently, in nearby ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum George Parros

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Not only was he one of the toughest fighters in the game but also one of its most popular personalities. Over the course of his professional career, which has since transitioned into an integral role with the National Hockey League, George Parros has garnered respect as one of hockey’s most ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Wayne Simmonds

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In recent years, fans of the Los Angeles Kings became habitually coveted with excitement when June approached. After all, between 2012 and 2014, it was the time of the year when their team contended for a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. But, there was also something stimulating about June ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Mathieu Garon

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Despite the looming lockout in 2004, NHL teams were not deterred from making moves. Regardless, if said lockout were to last a day, a month or a year, until the Collective Bargaining Agreement officially expired, teams went about their business as usual. The Los Angeles Kings were no exception to ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Sean O’Donnell

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As great a teacher as she was, Mrs. M. was also a huge hockey fan. In fact, during the 1993 playoffs, it was entertaining watching her make sentences that resembled the players from her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs — i.e. “Andrew chucked” (Dave Andreychuk); “When Del…” (Wendel Clark); or “Gill ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Philippe Boucher

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When reflecting on their team in the mid-1990’s, fans of the Los Angeles Kings recall a transition period that saw the club make a few trades that left many scratching their heads. Trading Darryl Sydor and some guy named Wayne Gretzky are among two of the Kings who the team ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Bob Bourne

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Since their inception in 1967, the Los Angeles Kings have always had some sort of championship lineage in their locker room. Whether it was Red Kelly and Bob Pulford from their Toronto days or Terry Harper and Steve Shutt from their Montreal days, the Kings, while they may not have always been ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Chris Kontos

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The 1988-89 season brought a new look to the Los Angeles Kings. With the aquisition of arguably the game’s greatest player in Wayne Gretzky, the Kings did away with their traditional forum-blue-and-gold uniforms and went the same route as the NFL’s Raiders, sporting the always-intimidating silver-and-black. But Gretzky and the ...

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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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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Larry Murphy

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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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