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Los Angeles Kings 2018 Draft Preview

Los Angeles Kings 2018 Draft Preview

June 21st, 2018 With the 2018 NHL Draft taking place in Dallas this weekend, it's time to get primed for what the draft could hold in store for the Los Angeles Kings. A year ago, Rob Blake was approaching his first draft after being hired to replace Dean Lombardi as general manager of the Kings. When he...
Bruce McNall: His Rise and Fall

Bruce McNall: His Rise and Fall

June 20th, 2018 On Aug. 9, 1988, the hockey world changed forever. The Edmonton Oilers traded the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski, to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, $15 million in cash, and the Kings' first-round draft picks in 1989,...

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May 26th, 2018
Player Profiles

  Roman Cechmanek was one of these European players whose star risen as fast as declined. He was not a widely known draft pick, burst onto the scene in the NHL later in his career and had several solid to great seasons in the NHL. Then all of a sudden he disappeared. Roman Cechmanek and his Early Career Roman Cechmanek was born on March 2, 1971, in Gottwaldov, then Czechoslovakia, the city that today is called Zlin in the Czech Republic. Notable Zlin alumni are former first overall pick Roman Hamrlik, defenseman Karel Rachunek, and forward Michal Grosek. Cechmanek started his professional career with his local team in Zlin, then changing a few teams before finally settling with Vsetin of the Czech Elite League. He would go on to play with Vsetin for five seasons, winning championships in each season. He was named the best goaltender in the Czech Elite League during the 1994-95 season and the following four years. He also won the Olympic gold medal in 1998 in Nagano...
May 20th, 2018
Kings History

The Royal wedding took place on Saturday morning in jolly old England. The celebration was filled with the pageantry and splendor that one would expect. As an ode to this momentous occasion, I reckon that we crown the best all-time blokes...err...Los Angeles Kings from each country, shall we? Brilliant. Well, let us carry on, then. The Royal Arrangement I will focus my attention on both traditional hockey power countries as well as a few lesser established, yet equally compelling ones, as well. The criteria is that the player must have played for the Kings for either one full season or multiple, partial seasons at the very least. Much like the attire at the Royal Wedding, this list will assuredly spark some debate. The Celebrated Kings United Kingdom The Winner: Byron Dafoe The Other Candidates: Kevin Brown Yes, there were, in fact, a few Los Angeles Kings from the United Kingdom. Born in Birmingham, England, Brown played a total of 30 games for the Kings over the span...
May 14th, 2018
Kings History

The late sixties were an eventful period to say the least. Peace rallies opposing the continued American military presence in Vietnam were growing like wildfire, the Beatles maintained their dominance of the music charts with the release of their "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band" album, and the summer months were dubbed the "summer of love" for more reasons than one. In the world of sports, the NFL's first-ever Super Bowl saw Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers handily defeat Hank Stram's Kansas City Chiefs, while charismatic boxer Muhammad Ali was unjustly stripped of his World Heavyweight Champion titles for his refusal to serve his country in the aforementioned war in Vietnam. On the ice, the Toronto Maple Leafs outlasted the Montreal Canadiens in six games to take home the franchise's 13th Stanley Cup. Much to the chagrin of Leafs fans, they are still waiting for No. 14 to be paraded up and down Yonge Street. Elsewhere in the NHL, the league doubled in size by welcoming...
May 13th, 2018
Toronto Maple Leafs

They aren’t rivals by any means. In fact, considering how often they play, it’s hard for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings to build any kind of rivalry. That said, the rumour mill has swirled over the past couple years of Drew Doughty coming to Toronto, which he seemingly shut down. While Doughty to the Maple Leafs is a rumour cooked up by fans, the Maple Leafs and Kings have met at the trade table on a number of occasions. With that, here’s a look at the five most recent trades between these two clubs. From Kings to Kozun For the most recent trade between the Maple Leafs and Kings, you have to go back to Jan. 22, 2014. That’s when the Leafs acquired forward Brandon Kozun in exchange for Andrew Crescenzi. Related: Maple Leafs' Recent Dealings with the Panthers Kozun played just 20 games for the Maple Leafs in 2014-15 and collected two goals and four points. From there he’s gone on to play with Jokerit Helsinki and Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the KHL, where’s...

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Top 3 All-Time Kings Goalies

It has been a season of celebration across the National Hockey League. The league has celebrated 100 years of existence with several Centennial Celebrations at various points of the 2016-17 season. Events like the NHL Centennial Classic, an outdoor game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto... March 26th, 2018

Remembering the Los Angeles Kings' Triple Crown Line

This post was originally written in November 2012. Growing up in the 1970's as a hockey fan in Los Angeles, I was intimately familiar with three things very few Angelenos had even a remote grasp upon: 1) Los Angeles had an NHL hockey team, 2) said hockey team was named the Kings, and 3) the... August 7th, 2017

10 Greatest LA Kings of All Time

On this day, March 5, 1977, the Los Angeles Kings' Marcel Dionne scored a goal to become the first player in franchise history to reach 100 points in a season. Dionne also becomes the first player in NHL history to score 100 points with two teams. Exactly eight years later, Dionne has an assist... March 5th, 2017

Miracle on Manchester, Still Greatest NHL Playoff Upset of All Time

While digesting the Montreal Canadiens absolutely shocking upset of the first place, Presidents Trophy winners, the Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs last night, I thought to myself *What is the greatest upset of all time?* A few noteworthy upsets immediately came to mind... April 29th, 2010