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

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Defense Can’t Rest: 3 Players the Kings Are Targeting

Having won two of the last three Stanley Cups, the Los Angeles Kings know how high the climb to the top of the mountain really is. Just two weeks away […]

Jeff Carter eventually landed with the the Los Angeles Kings, but not until after a short pitt stop with the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE)

It’s Time For the Kings to Go Back to the Future

Three straight Western Conference Finals appearances. Two Cups on the mantle. If there were ever an NHL franchise with little right to complain about their current state or uncertain future, […]

by · February 7, 2015 · 25 comments · Los Angeles Kings