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November 1, 1959 – The Day that Changed the Game

July 14, 2012 by

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The Montreal Canadiens’ goalie, Jacque Plante was hit in the face by New York Rangers’ Andy Bathgate’s shot on goal. Plante required 14 stitches in his face that was cut from his upper lip all the way through his nostril. The game was stopped for 1 hour so that he could get stitches in… [Read more…]

LA Kings – A Make-Believe Movie Pitch

July 12, 2012 by

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Since I live in Southern California and especially near Hollywood, doesn’t that mean there is some kind of requirement on sending a script or pitch to the studios? I would hate to ignore my Southern California resident duty, so I’ve decided to give the studios my very own pitch for a movie. A hockey movie… [Read more…]

Adventure in Hermosa Beach To See The Cup – Shared With LAKingsHockeyForWomen

June 30, 2012 by

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Thanks HockeyJockey for sharing this with us. You said I could show what I wanted but I couldn’t pick just this picture or that picture. They are all so great! So what did I do? Just copied and pasted (and paraphrased a little) what you sent me.  Thanks so much!! Nothing better than a female… [Read more…]

Hockey 101 – Defining Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents

June 24, 2012 by

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July 1, 2012 is the start of the NHL Free Agency period. This is when the unrestricted free agents from the NHL teams can negotiate and sign a contract with any NHL team. The Restricted free agent is under contract by a team and will become an unrestricted free agent when their contracts expire. Here… [Read more…]

NHL Awards 2012 – Los Angeles Kings Have 2 Nominees

June 18, 2012 by

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The Los Angeles Kings will have 2 players to represent the team at the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. After each season, the NHL hands out the awards to its best performers for that year. The playoffs are not included as the voting was counted after the season and pre-playoffs. The NHL Awards include The… [Read more…]

LA Kings Congrats to Dustin Brown! and A Few Game 3 Pics to share

June 5, 2012 by

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Congratulations Dustin Brown on your nomination for the Mark Messier Leadership Award. We Kings fans know that our Captain and his wife, Nicole, contribute so much to the community. Brownie won the NHL Foundation Award last year for his work. A few of the projects are: Brown and his wife, Nicole, established the Dustin and… [Read more…]

The 30 Hottest NHL Players According to Real Hockey-Loving Women

April 21, 2012 by

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Cosmo put out the Hottest Guys of NHL article yesterday. They based their picks on faces only along with the cheesiest blurbs known to magazine readers everywhere. Example for Ales Hemsky – “Sexy Ales scored his first hat trick this year. Clearly, he knows how to use his stick.” Ewww on stupid tag lines as… [Read more…]

A Brief History of the Vezina and Hart Trophies

April 4, 2012 by

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It’s very exciting to see one of our own being considered for the Vezina trophy. Jonathan Quick certainly deserves it and the fans, who have stuck by the Kings deserve it as well. The Vezina trophy has been a coveted award since the 1920′s. It is named in honour of Georges Vezina, goaltender for the… [Read more…]

Hockey 101 – What does the NHL Trade Deadline mean?

February 15, 2012 by

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There is a lot of uproar this time of the hockey year regarding the NHL trade deadline. I thought I’d put together a little explanation of what the deadline means to the NHL and for the Kings. This little article is not supposed to go in-depth but to help those who are new or… [Read more…]

L.A. Kings Hockey – Practice Pics, Pennercakes and Fantasy Hockey lessons learned

February 8, 2012 by

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One of our readers, HockeyJockey, sent me a few pictures from the King’s practice last week. This was before they left for the current road trip. What is fun about these pics are the players are doing a one time cross ice  and shoot on net drill and doing it over and over and over. This… [Read more…]

 

Observations From a New College Hockey Fan

January 30, 2012 by

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When you follow a Pro Sport such as hockey, you often hear about your team’s minor leagues and college prospects. The majority of fans know a few names as they are thrown around during the season, and I certainly fall into that category. I had heard of the best of the minors, etc. The ones… [Read more…]

Hockey For Beginners – Get to know your Nicknames

January 27, 2012 by

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“Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.” – Thomas Paine We know them by their nicknames. The Great One, Rocket Richard and Super Mario. Because really, every great sport player has been given a nickname. It makes us closer to them, more attainable if you will. This is a name we gave… [Read more…]

All-Star Schedule

January 26, 2012 by

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Thought I’d just give you some info on the All Star schedule. You can click here for all the events on nhl.com.  If you are a Uverse user like I am, you do not get this feature since Uverse sucks butt and dropped the nhl network. You will have to either go without, or do as… [Read more…]

A Brief History of the Hockey Stick

January 24, 2012 by

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Ice hockey sticks are approximately 59.1 inches (150cm) to 78.7 inches (200cm) long. The blade is slightly curved in one direction, either way, to aid in retaining or lifting the puck of the playing surface. The goaltender has a slightly modified stick. The lower part of the stick is wider, the angle is smaller and… [Read more…]

Los Angeles King’s Stat website for playoff chances

January 20, 2012 by

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I love this site! It’s called Sport Club Stats and it will give you the chances of your team making the playoffs. The website itself says: “Welcome. This site sheds light on 3 things: A team’s odds of making the playoffs. How today’s games impact those odds. How well they need to finish the season… [Read more…]

Dustin Penner Pancakegate response and interview at Meet the Players

January 17, 2012 by

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Thanks KingsVision and Dustin Penner for this gem from The Meet the Players at Hollywood Park: Dustin Penner at Meet the Players  (please click on link) You can go here  forMayor’s Manor where Dustin Penner responds in an open letter regarding his pancake injury and read more.  Wonderful! Penner uses this as a way to… [Read more…]

A brief History of the Hockey Puck

January 15, 2012 by

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The puck was introduced to Canada by natives of Halifax in the mid 1800′s. It was originally made of wood and they were square, not round. Next came the rubber pucks which were made by slicing a ball in half. The first round pucks were made in Montreal in the 1880′s. The origin of the… [Read more…]

Thanks LA Kings for Meet the Players!

January 11, 2012 by

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Well, I had the best time ever! This was my first year as a STH and so my first Meet the Players. Other fans had previously said to leave early so I left work super early with my co-worker (hubby had to work) and got there around 4:30. We were… [Read more…]

Happy Holidays King’s Fans!

December 25, 2011 by

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To All Hockey Fans: “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.” – Irish Blessing Revised… [Read more…]

A Few Quick King’s Notes

December 21, 2011 by

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This picture is from Hammond’s site and it shows our new Coach Sutter on the ice at practice today. Hammond has another pic and more info here. The Los Angeles Kings had a press conference today at 1:00 pm and nothing exciting happened. Sutter said the NHL is a 3-2 league meaning he thinks defense… [Read more…]

King’s officially announce Darryl Sutter for Coach

December 20, 2011 by

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Darryl Sutter happy on the farm. Making millions, living the good life.             Darryl Sutter takes phone call from Dean Lombardi – accepts the multi-million,  two-year job as Head Coach of Los Angeles Kings.          Coach Sutter – Oh, look at that face! We are going… [Read more…]

Fantasy Hockey: The Favorites vs The Best

December 18, 2011 by

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Since I don’t want to talk about my real team today, I want to talk about  my Fantasy Hockey team experiment. It doesn’t matter how busy you are with your job, spouse, children, friends, sport team, family and everything else, you must play fantasy hockey. I suppose there are more places to play, but I… [Read more…]

The ONLY 3 reasons a King’s fan lives in O.C.

December 5, 2011 by

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1. They are taking care of an elderly family member for over 20 years now and cannot move. 2. They bought their house back before the Ducks were dreamt up and now have lost their jobs making it impossible for them to sell their home and move to L.A because they have no money and… [Read more…]

Kings play Minnesota Wild – Wild what?

November 12, 2011 by

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It seems that the Kings are playing a team tonight called the Minnesota Wild. My question is..Has Minnesota redefined the english language? I thought wild was an adjective. Or maybe it could be a verb. BUT it is not a noun. Maybe they ran out of money to complete their name or maybe they’re waiting… [Read more…]

Kings Fun Facts #1 – Why we hate the Ducks

October 17, 2011 by

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All King’s Fans hate the Ducks. I’ve had a few questions from new hockey fans on why we have this great hatred for the Ducks and all though there are many Kings facts to know, this really must be addressed immediately. This is just too important! Fact 1 – We were here first. Kings started… [Read more…]

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