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 […]
Earlier this week, Wisconsin assistant coach – and former LA King grinder – Gary Shuchuk joined us to talk about the Kings fourth round selection in this year’s draft, Michael Mersch.
Shuchuk, now an assistant coach at Wisconsin (NCAA), helped oversee Mersch’s development during his just completed freshman season. Among the comments he shared was his […]
The theme of the day must be ‘full circle.’
Not only did Ryan Smyth return to Edmonton today, but we’re joined by Gary Shuchuk.
In 1990 he led the the Wisconsin Badgers in goals and won the NCAA hockey championship. After playing for Barry Melrose in the AHL and with the Kings in Los Angeles, he’s […]
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 […]
The NCAA hockey championship will be decided over the next three days in Detroit, Michigan – with semi final action kicking off in just a few hours. One team vying for the crown is the Wisconsin Badgers, the former home of many NHL players – including Kings defenseman Davis Drewiske and Sharks sniper Dany Heatley.