Few other players or coaches spent such little time with the Los Angeles Kings and made such a lasting impression. Hired out of the Detroit Red Wings minor league system, Barry Melrose arrived to coach hockey at the Forum in 1992. Few had heard of him, although everybody knew his biggest star. With Wayne Gretzky […]
Saturday night will be ‘5-hole night’ as Luc Robitaille recently said, affectionately joking about the Kings’ pre-game ceremony prior to playing the Calgary Flames. In truth though, it will be Kelly Hrudey Appreciation Night, as the team honors the goaltender most famously known as the man between the pipes when they went to the Stanley Cup […]
Jeff Brown and Martin Jones (photo: C. Spatz)
For every Tyler Toffoli at the Kings recent Development camp you had a Rob Mignardi. For every Jake Muzzin there was an Alex Roach. And for every Martin Jones there was some European goalie who had everybody asking ‘How do you spell his name?’
The point being – camp rosters […]
Windsor Spitfires Posa and Brown
Warren Rychel helped the Los Angeles Kings reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 1993 and finally won the NHL’s top prize as a member of the Colorado Avalanche back in 1996.
These days he runs the Windsor Spitfires, one of the most successful junior hockey franchises – having won back-to-back Memorial Cups […]
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 […]
Several of his former teammates will tell you, ‘Warren Rychel’ wasn’t exactly the first name that came to mind when thinking of which players would turn into coaches or general managers after their days on the ice were over.
Yet, there’s no arguing with the results.
The former Kings tough guy is coming off back-to-back championships at […]
Gary Shuchuk is one in a long line of unsuspecting NHL playoff heroes. Ironically, his brightest moment in a Kings uniform was against the Vancouver Canucks – the same team LA will begin battle with later this week.
An LA Times article recapping the May 11, 1993 game began with ‘The hero of the Kings’ double-overtime victory over […]