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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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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Legend Jimmy Carson

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Original photo credit: Rick Stewart

Between 1979 to 1981, the Los Angeles Kings had great success drafting in the first round. Outside of those years, however, the forum-blue-and-gold weren’t as fortunate. That, however, changed in 1986 when the Kings had the second-overall pick — their highest since 1981 when they took Doug Smith. With their ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Steve Bozek

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Original photo courtesy of LAKings.com

It is one of the proudest, most iconic moments in Los Angeles Kings history. An inexperienced squad to make a monumental comeback against a juggernaut championship contender was simply unheard of. But that was the case on April 10, 1982 as the Kings, trailing 5-0 late, scored five times in ...

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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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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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The Mount Rushmore of the LA Kings

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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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