Nah, it may be time to resurrect ‘Oliers South.’
Before Kings GM Dean Lombardi was accused of trying to bring a Philadelphia brand of hockey to Los Angeles, he was on the verge of repeating the cycle of team leaders from the early ’90s.
After Wayne Gretzky arrived, the franchise eventually acquired nearly every one of [...]
If you were to make a list of the 10 most popular players in Los Angeles Kings history, the names Wayne Gretzky, Rob Blake and Ian Laperriere would definitely be in the mix.
So it’s no surprise that as each of them have transitioned from on-ice roles into new off-ice jobs over the last few years, [...]
…to sell more jerseys.
Of course, that’s the obvious answer.
However, if you’re reading this article, you probably want to understand some of the process and thoughts behind the change. So, here goes…
Last night, during a long one-on-one conversation with Luc Robitaille, Kings President of Business Operations, the team’s new jersey was the first topic covered.
Taking a break from all the Development Camp interviews and notes, let’s look at the Los Angeles Kings record book.
It’s fairly safe to say that Jonathan Quick is well on his way to rewriting the chapters on goaltending. He’s already established new single season marks for games played (72 in 2009-10) and wins (39, 2009-10). [...]
It’s not the player you’re thinking of. And it’s a different game one.
On October 16, 1991 the Los Angeles Kings were about to play host to the NHL’s newest team, the San Jose Sharks.
Shortly after the morning skate early that day, Wayne Gretzky received a phone call that his father was in the hospital after [...]
“You could argue about who the greatest American-born hockey player was, but you’re not going to get into any debate without J.R.’s name getting mentioned,” Brian Burke at the 2010 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Gala.
Jeremy Roenick was inducted that night, a recognition for the stamp he put on the game of hockey as a two-time [...]
For fans that have only been following the Kings since their move downtown to Staples Center, tonight’s game doesn’t mean much – other than the two points at stake in the Western Conference.
However, for long time fans, a game against the Flames stirs emotions from nearly 20 years ago when Calgary versus Los Angeles was [...]
Former Kings’ forward Tony Granato, now an assistant coach in Pittsburgh, joined us earlier this week in anticipation of tonight’s game versus the Penguins.
In the first part of the interview we discussed his impressions of Dean Lombardi when he was being recruited by the San Jose Sharks in the summer of 1996. He also offered [...]
Very few people in the world of hockey ever become as well known as the players on the ice.
Then again, there aren’t many people like Kerry Fraser either.
He’s perhaps the most recognizable referee in the history of hockey. In his 30-year career he managed to get under the skin of fans in nearly every NHL [...]
The name Wayne Gretzky means many things to many people.
For most, it simply means hockey.
He retired on April 18, 1999 with 61 NHL records. Since then, only one – most career assists in the All-Star Game – has been broken.
The move that brought him to Los Angeles will probably forever be the biggest trade in [...]