August 3, 2015 3:43 pm

Photos: Insiders crush Bamboo

Without trying to sound too much like an advertisement here, Bamboo is an absolutely terrific restaurant. It’s probably your best Chinese option in the Valley, and ranks among the very best Chinese places west of San Gabriel, Rosemead and Monterey Park. The Sweet and Pungent Shrimp is superior to all usurpers, perhaps even Yang Chow’s Slippery Shrimp. Now let the debate begin. So it was sweet (and not at all […]

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August 3, 2015 10:02 am

Schneider to be inducted into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Defenseman Mathieu Schneider, who won a Stanley Cup against the Kings in 1993 and joined the club in 2000 for nearly three full productive seasons, will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, USA Hockey announced Monday. Schneider joins Ron DeGregorio, Chris Drury and Angela Ruggiero in the 2015 hall class, which will be honored on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. A power play […]
July 31, 2015 4:31 pm feature: Buying In

A happy Friday afternoon to you, Insiders. Before you go on your ways this afternoon, here’s some reading on the LA Kings High School Hockey League, set to begin play this fall. While the Kings are looking to build a strong and competitive league, they’re also looking for the support of athletes and non-athletes alike in the creation of a experience that extends outside of the rink. “I am huge […]

Francois Lacasse / NHLI
July 30, 2015 6:06 pm

Player evaluation: Pearson

TANNER PEARSON This season: 42 games, 12 goals, 4 assists, 16 points, 14 penalty minutes, +14 rating, 13:18 time on ice The good: Tanner Pearson can put the puck in the net. Maintaining an unsustainable (but really cool!) shooting percentage of 17.6% in the 42 games he was healthy, Pearson racked up 12 goals and has now scored on 19 of only 152 career shots in his 92 regular season […]

Dave Sandford / National Hockey League
July 30, 2015 2:13 pm

Jim Fox, Patine in Ontario on August 15; Kings radio hit

Some quick notes to pass along before the Pearson evaluation takes up most of the remaining afternoon hours: Jim Fox and the Reign are hosting a dinner at the New York Grill in Ontario on Friday, August 14. The evening’s festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and consist of a three-course meal as well as a reception and dessert that will be paired with wine offerings, including Fox’s Patine Cellars Pinot […]

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July 29, 2015 12:23 pm

On FSW, Regehr discusses prank, post-hockey ventures

In addition to a Milan Lucic interview, footage from the Monarchs’ Calder Cup championship and Alex Curry and Sean O’Donnell’s off-season analysis, last night’s Kings Live summer special on FOX Sports West also contained a special Coffee with Bob interview between the Kings’ Hall of Fame television broadcaster and newly retired defenseman Robyn Regehr. Though the segment lasted roughly six minutes, additional (and highly recommended) video was uploaded to […]

Evan Gole / NHLI
July 29, 2015 11:09 am

Terrific observations by Quick in “Elite Snipers 101″

Wow! You wake up on a Wednesday morning, and you don’t expect the first thing you read to be a poignantly articulated look at the most dangerous snipers in the National Hockey League in a story penned by Jonathan Quick in The Players Tribune. And yet, here we are. Today’s absolutely-must-read piece is a dissection on what makes players such as Pavel Datsyuk and Sidney Crosby, and duos such as […]

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