February 1, 2013 8:31 am

A (belated) introduction

In the hustle to get some content out before last night’s game, I neglected to post my introduction. So, without further delay…

Hello! I’m Jon Rosen, the new writer and editor at LAKingsInsider.com.

I’d like to keep this brief, because this isn’t really about me. It’s about you. So much of the success at LA Kings Insider has been through the contributions of Kings fans. You are the ones who influence the direction of this website and make your thoughts and opinions heard by the Kings organization.

It is my duty to create the conversation, but it is through your efforts that this conversation is driven. In the past three and a half years, you have provided a collective yet diverse voice that is in a major way responsible for making this forum such an enormous success.

Rich Hammond’s role in providing the eyes and ears of this team while at home and on the road will be continued by my efforts. The integrity with which he moderated this site will never be compromised. This is a neutral, independent home for Los Angeles Kings and National Hockey League news.

I’m also excited for the possibilities of continuing to share multimedia in providing a link to the team while it is on the road. Photographs, videos, audio interviews, podcasts and all methods of continuing the link between this team and a digitally savvy fanbase will be utilized.

A little bit about myself: I attended my first Los Angeles Kings game in November, 1986, a game the Kings lost 5-3 to the Vancouver Canucks. I play on two rec league hockey teams and wear number 11 in honor of my sister, who had a crush on Mike Donnelly when she was six years old. I have covered hockey in seven countries, nine states and four different provinces. I once spent 24 consecutive hours on a bus traveling between Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and Everett, Washington.

For those who followed my NHL and Los Angeles sports coverage while I reported for FOX Sports and FOX Sports West, thank you. I’m looking forward to continuing that objective and accountable analysis and am beyond excited to hit the ground running on a busy weekend. As I become more comfortable with this platform and the rhythm of providing regular updates and analysis, I’ll be looking to develop my voice on this site and through @LAKingsInsider on Twitter. Let me know what you like! Let me know what you don’t like! All ideas will be considered.

Again, thank you for your participation in LA Kings Insider.

Yours In Hockey,

Jon Rosen

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