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Royal Reflections: LA Kings Legend Tony Granato

On January 20, 1990, the Los Angeles Kings made an unpopular move by trading away fan favourite — and 70-goal scorer — Bernie Nicholls to the New York Rangers. Suffice it to say that an enormous amount of pressure would be placed on the players going the opposite way in ...

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Quietly But Surely, Trevor Lewis Re-Signing Helps LA Kings Path to Championship Restoration

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When we look back at their championship success, it is no secret that the Los Angeles Kings were blessed with exceptional talent from top to bottom. Skilled veterans like Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown, a defensive stalwart in Drew Doughty and even the key acquisitions of Jeff Carter and Mike ...

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The First Stanley Cup for the LA Kings: Four Years Later

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The Miracle on Manchester, the playoff run in ’93, the Stunner at Staples — these are just three of the many proud moments in Los Angeles Kings history. But, with all due respect to the aforementioned, they do, to a large degree, pale in comparison to the night of June ...

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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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The Importance, or Lack Thereof, of Winning the Pacific for the LA Kings

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They have not won a division title since 1991, so logic would suggest that after 25 years, it’s about time that the Los Angeles Kings hung another division banner to the rafters. Or is it? Calling themselves division champions, especially after so long, would certainly be nice for the Kings ...

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Vinny Lecavalier Enjoying Resurgence with LA Kings While Proving This Naysayer Wrong

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We all love it when we’re right, but not so much when we’re wrong. That goes without saying. However, this is a case where this writer was wrong and is, quite frankly, happy to admit it. Earlier this season, I scoffed at him, thinking he should have been retired by ...

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Bleak Start But Promising Finish as LA Kings Close Out 2015 with Plenty of Optimism

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“Adversity introduces a man to himself.” Albert Einstein’s famous quote could not be more relevant to the Los Angeles Kings than it was in 2015. The last time the Kings missed the playoffs, the collective attitude was different; much more optimistic. When the players cleaned out their lockers in the ...

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Bob Miller on LA Kings Missing Playoffs: “I Hope They Were Upset”

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14:  Los Angeles Kings play-by-play television announcer Bob Miller addresses the fans as General Manager Dean Lombardi (bottom right) and Assistant to the General Manager Jack Ferreira (bottom left) look on during the rally in Staples Center after the Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Victory Parade on June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

It is hard to imagine that after this coming season, the Los Angeles Kings will be celebrating their golden anniversary in the National Hockey League. For nearly 50 years, the Kings have been a staple in southern California. While many would argue that they didn’t achieve mainstream success until the ...

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Despite Richards, Williams Situations, Kings Should Not Be Deterred

May 18, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Darryl Sutter talks with right wing Justin Williams (14) and center Mike Richards (10) during game one of the Western Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

While neither story should come as much of a surprise to anyone, the Los Angeles Kings and their fans are only reminded of what unpleasantness lies ahead over the course of the next few weeks. On Saturday, theScore reported that there are “no viable suitors” for Mike Richards while on ...

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