Walter McLaughlin

Walter McLaughlin is a Los Angeles Kings correspondent for The Hockey Writers. He is an avid sports fan, having followed the Kings since living in L.A. in the mid-1970's, as well as suffering through Seattle sports teams' general futility. He has a Bachelor's degree in Finance and has worked in community banking for over 20 years, specializing in SBA loans. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife of 25 years and two daughters.

Recent Articles by Walter

Mike Richards: Former 24th-overall selection (Robin Alam/Icon SMI)

10 Things That Went Wrong for the L.A. Kings This Season

The fall from grace was painful indeed for the Los Angeles Kings. Champions in 2012 and 2014 and conference finalists in 2013, the Kings had arguably the NHL’s most successful […]

Ryan Kesler (Icon SMI)

Los Angeles Kings: And Then There Were Three

Our team has a lot of talent. I hope that soon we will break out with four or five goals and avoid overtime — Peter Bondra With apologies to the […]

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Los Angeles Kings News, Facts and Miscellany

Although the internet is a repository of information so large that even the 2% that isn’t tied to pornography is massive, finding salient news and information about the Los Angeles […]

(Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Kings of New York: L.A. Sweeps into Playoff Spot

Six days ago, the Los Angeles Kings were down. Way down. Oh, maybe not literally, as they were still very much in the playoff race. However, they had just lost […]

(Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Desperate Times and Measures: Kings Recall Mike Richards

Desperate times call for desperate measures — Obert Skye, Leven Thumps and the Whispered Secret Including Monday night’s critical battle with the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center, the […]

Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings usually do their best work when the pressure is on at the end of the regular season. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

The Los Angeles Kings’ Twisted Road to the Playoffs

One thing is for certain: the road to the playoffs for the Los Angeles Kings promises plenty of remaining twists and turns. Following Wednesday night’s overtime loss to the Anaheim […]

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

The L.A. Kings’ Finishing Kick Is Ridiculous

With two Stanley Cups on their mantle, it’s hardly a trade secret that the Los Angeles Kings have been the NHL’s preeminent playoff team over the past three seasons. In […]

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Kings’ Luc Robitaille to Be Honored with Staples Center Statue

Luc Robitaille was a lowly 9th round selection in the 1984 NHL draft, right behind no-names Mike Roth and John Del Col. His skating was, to be charitable, mediocre, and […]

The architect of two Stanley Cup winning teams, Dean Lombardi landed Andrej Sekera in a deal with Carolina. (credit:  NHL Network).

Pre-Deadline Deal Makes Both Kings, Sekera Winners

There is no question that when the sun sets on the 2015 trade deadline at 3PM Eastern Standard Time on March 2nd, there will have been a number trades completed […]

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE)

ESPN: Los Angeles Kings a Leader in Analytics

Without question, the Los Angeles Kings have been able to turn it on during the playoffs over the last three seasons — big time. There’s something about the roster, systems […]

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Stadium Series: Kings/Sharks Rivalry One of NHL’s Best

Tonight’s Stadium Series matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks doesn’t hold the Original Six allure of Boston/Montreal, nor does it carry the heft of Chicago/Detroit. Even […]

With mountains, lakes, forests and money, about the only thing Seattle doesn't have is the NHL - yet. Credit: Spmenic, at Wikimedia Commons.

10 Reasons Why the NHL Must Expand to Seattle

The expansion of choice has become an explosion of choice — Sheena Iyengar Ever since investor Chris Hansen exploded on the scene three years ago vowing to build an arena […]