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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Mathieu Schneider

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Original photo credit: Andrew D. Bernstein

As memorable as their playoff run in 1993 was, the Los Angeles Kings would have to wait eight more years to witness their next postseason series victory. For many, though, it was worth the wait as the Kings entered the 2001 playoffs with, if you will, a new lease on ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Darryl Sydor

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Original photo courtesy of the Trading Card Database (1992-93 Topps)

Following their memorable playoff run in 1993, the Los Angeles Kings began to trade away their young talent. From Tomas Sandstrom to Alexei Zhitnik, it had seemed as though the silver-and-black were more focused on winning at the moment rather than patiently building. Whatever the reasons were for this youth ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Gary Shuchuk

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Original photo credit: Topps series 1993-94

Despite the playoff thrills the Los Angeles Kings have enjoyed early on, they were never able to get very far in their first 25 years of their existence. More specifically, the Kings were never able to get past the second round during this time. In their 26th season, though, things ...

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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 Legend Kelly Hrudey

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Original photo credit: Bruce Bennett

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 Alum Craig Conroy

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Original photo credit: Noah Graham

If you watched him doing a post-game interview, you couldn’t help but think how likable he appeared to be. His friendly, approachable demeanor was contagious to anyone who met him and whichever team he played for, the fanbase was that much more thankful not only for his personality but for ...

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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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Jonathan Quick’s Injury Provides Promising Precedent for LA Kings

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The regular season did not get off to an auspicious start for the Los Angeles Kings, and Thursday’s news did not help matters. After the first period of Wednesday’s eventual loss in San Jose, there was a key Kings player who was suddenly conspicuous by his absence: netminder Jonathan Quick. ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Simon Gagne

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Original photo credit: Debora Robinson

From Mike Richards and Jeff Carter to Dean Lombardi and John Stevens, the association between the Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers was significant in recent years. Whatever the reasons were behind so many players and coaches going from one city to the other, there is no denying just how ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Bernie Nicholls

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Original photo credit: nhl.com

With the start of the 1988-89 season came an exciting new chapter for the Los Angeles Kings. Suddenly, the team known for donning forum-blue-and-gold took a page out of the NFL‘s Raiders‘ book by switching to silver-and-black. But it wasn’t just the appearance that made the Kings different. They had ...

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