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 […]
Some of the best creations to ever come out of the NHL’s Marketing Department are the ‘History Will Be Made’ commercials.
In about 30 second intervals they capture the greatest moments in hockey by simply using clips from a game, some music and a thought provoking question.
Even though the Kings are still searching for their first […]
Later tonight, Kings prospect Derek Forbort and the North Dakota Fighting Sioux will continue their quest for an eighth NCAA National Championship.
It’s a game that several of the current Kings will be watching, namely Matt Greene and Jack Johnson. Greene went to UND and of course, Johnson went to Michigan.
Other former college players on the […]
It was 1993. December 2nd to be exact. The Kings were crashing hard, coming down from their high of going to the Stanley Cup Finals just seven months earlier. Now, they were near the bottom of the Western Conference and riding a six-game losing streak.
Across the ice were the Disney-owned Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, playing […]
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 […]
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 […]
Each group of players inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame has a uniqueness about it. Occasionally, guys that were rivals during their playing days are enshrined during the same year. However, rarely does a player going in share the stage exclusively with guys he called teammates during his career. Luc Robitaille is once again […]