Los Angeles Kings Social Media Guide

What a great time it is to be a fan of the Los Angeles Kings. The team is still basking in the glory of its second Stanley Cup championship in three years, the sport of hockey is continuing to grow in Southern California, and the club’s nucleus is intact for years to come. GM Dean Lombardi re-signed playoff hero Marian Gaborik to a cap-friendly deal, re-signed veteran Matt Greene, and will be holding on to center Mike Richards, thus giving the Kings unparalleled depth at the center position.

As such, there likely are not too many significant moves remaining in the Kings’ offseason, but there are still plenty of social media outlets to follow in order to keep tabs on some interesting, informative, and fun tidbits — not to mention track the journey of the Stanley Cup from player to player this summer.

LA Kings Website

Perhaps the most entertaining item stemming from the Kings’ official website is the team’s Twitter account. “Often imitated, never duplicated,” the Kings’ Twitter account not only provides constant updates on the team’s happenings, but usually does so with a comedic flair.

 

The team’s official website also has a page called LA Kings 365. The page has links to numerous social media sources, including:

The team site also features regular links to content from LA Kings Insider, run by Jon Rosen. LAKingsInsider.com “provides in-depth, independent coverage of the Los Angeles Kings.” One of Rosen’s best features is his annual individual player evaluations. These evaluations live up to the site’s description, going in depth to cover the good and the bad from the past season, as well as what lies ahead for each player. The most recent player evaluation was on center Jarret Stoll. Rosen’s Twitter account is probably the best way to stay on top of LA Kings Insider content.

 

Los Angeles Times

The LA Times is probably the biggest newspaper in the city, and while it might not offer quite the in-depth coverage of some more specialized Kings outlets, it is on top of the latest goings-on with the hockey club. Lisa Dillman and Helene Elliott are the primary writers for the team, and both provide frequent content on Twitter.

LA Daily News

The LA Daily News also offers some newspaper and online coverage for the Kings. Elliott Teaford covers the team, and also writes on the Daily News’ associated blog, Inside The Kings. Teaford also is a strong presence on Twitter and covers other sports, such as baseball, in addition to hockey.

Other Blogs

The Royal Half is a fun and comprehensive blog about the Kings, with the tagline, “Confessions of a LA Kings Half-Season Ticket Holder” (hence the name). Besides traditional blog posts, The Royal Half and its team of writers has podcasts, numerous thematic features about the team, and other fun content that can satiate Kings fans at any time, including the now fairly quiet offseason.


Jewels from the Crown is part of SB Nation’s series of blogs, and in addition to providing solid coverage of the Kings, it encourages fans to interact with their own posts of media content via Fanpost (a standard SB Nation feature).

Mayor’s Manor is a site run by John Hoven, a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. His site about the Kings includes blog articles, interviews, podcasts, and more.

Players and Other Accounts to Follow

One of the most fun aspects of the social media world is the ability for fans to have more interaction with and to get a better look into the lives and thoughts of players and key figures (but, of course, only as much as these people are willing to share). Without further ado, here are some of the players and other key figures around the team who are on Twitter:

Sheng Peng (The Hockey Writers)

Alec Martinez gets his day with the Stanley Cup. Sheng Peng (The Hockey Writers)

And of course, we here at The Hockey Writers like to think we provide some pretty solid coverage of the Kings as well. Please also feel free to comment about any other Kings social media outlets you like to frequent or would recommend to Kings fans — with so many great sources out there, it’s likely that some might have been missed. This list, though, should be enough to prevent LA fans from becoming bored this offseason.

Tom Dianora

Tom Dianora

Tom has been an avid fan of hockey since he was about 9 years old, after having watched many New York Rangers games with his father. Tom thus became a passionate New York Rangers fan, but covers the Kings now that he lives in Los Angeles. While in college, Tom wrote game summaries and feature articles for the Greenville Drive, a Class-A minor league baseball team and affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Tom is excited about how The Hockey Writers can fulfill his passions for hockey and writing.

3 Comments

  1. Walter McLaughlin says:

    Agreed. LetsGoKings.com is a must in this guide.

  2. Thank you! LetsGoKings.com is definitely another great site for Kings fans to visit and engage in discussions.

  3. You left out the most important thing. All the die-hard Kings fans are at LetsGoKings.com

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