Former Kings and Avs forward Warren Rychel recalls time in NHL

Rychel Warren Kings

When you think of players who have played for both the Kings and Avalanche, names like Rob Blake and Adam Deadmarsh are usually the first two that come to mind.  Of course, they were part of a big trade between the clubs that resulted in one team winning a Stanley Cup and the other side’s [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio – Kelly Hrudey prepares for Appreciation Ceremony

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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 [...]

Windsor’s Jeff Brown on the ‘other side’ of dev camp

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 [...]

Pre-camp comments from Windsor GM Warren Rychel

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 [...]

Word Association with Tony Granato

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 [...]

OHL season kickoff w/ Windsor GM Warren Rychel

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 [...]

Interview with LA Kings Playoff Hero – Gary Shuchuk

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 [...]