Doughty on the Sharks – His Memories and Concerns

Long before Drew Doughty was a Norris Trophy finalist and one of the top defensemen in the league – OK wait, not that long before, more like a year earlier – he made his NHL debut against the Sharks.
Below he gives some thoughts about now playing them in the playoffs for the first time and […]

Without Their Top Player, Kings Down Sharks in Game One

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 […]

Quick Back To Making History for the Kings

Goaltender Jonathan Quick set a number of team records for the Kings last season, including games played (72) and wins (39).
Well, he was back to his old tricks again Saturday night in the Phoenix desert.
Actually, it was Glendale. But, that’s beside the point.
Two weeks ago he earned his 19th victory of the season in […]

Terry Murray on Coaching Memories

Tomorrow night vs. Edmonton Terry Murray gets a shot at a little piece of history.
With a victory in his 197th game with the Kings, he can become the quickest coach to reach 100 wins.  Tom Webster (1989-92) holds the current record at 211 games.
After practice today I asked Murray to reflect back over his long […]

Throwback Thursdays – Interview w/ Brian Kilrea

Ottawa is a long way from Los Angeles.
Yet, the older you get, the more you realize the world we live in is actually a rather small place. The hockey world is even smaller.
On October 14, 1967 Brian Kilrea was one of about two dozen players that made up the inaugural L.A. Kings roster. On that […]

Throwback Thursdays – An Interview w/ Robb Stauber

For an organization that five years ago had zero credibility when it came to developing goaltenders, the Kings have made quite the turn around under the direction of GM Dean Lombardi and Assistant GM Ron Hextall.
Today, goaltending is a strength…with names like Quick, Bernier, Zatkoff, Jones and Berube set to man the nets next season for the Kings […]

Hugging the Post with Kelly Hrudey

Goaltending has historically been one of the weakest parts of the Los Angeles Kings. Current GM, Dean Lombardi, has often talked about the need to build a team from the net out. Hence, the organization’s current focus on developing goaltenders.
After Rogie Vachon left the team in ’78 it’s been a revolving door of netminders for […]