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July 27, 2016 1:57 pm - JonRosen

Kraft Hockeyville preseason game moved to Vernon, BC

A minor programming note: Los Angeles pre-season game on Sunday, October 2 against the Edmonton Oilers as part of the Kraft Hockeyville series has been moved from Lumby (RIP, Lumby) to Vernon, British Columbia. It will now be played at the 3,006-seat Kal Tire Place, home of the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers, who boast former Kings Tiger Williams and Sandy Moger as alums and are coached by inaugural Mighty Duck and former Long Beach Ice Dog Mark Ferner. The photo above depicts signage prior to the corporate tie-in. A city of roughly 40,000, Vernon is four and a half hours northeast […]

July 27, 2016 12:02 pm - JonRosen

Video of Miller/Scully summit, plus AM 570 Miller audio

At Dodger Stadium yesterday, there was a summit of Los Angeles broadcasting legends as Kings play by play broadcaster Bob Miller presented Dodgers play by play broadcaster Vin Scully with a personalized Kings jersey in commemoration of the 88-year-old Scully’s final year behind the microphone. Thanks to our friends at FOX Sports West, this meeting was captured poignantly. The 67 adorning the jersey, as explained in the video, commemorates the number of years Scully has spent calling Dodgers games. Scully joked about covering up his own name on the jersey with black tape as to draw attention to himself, were […]

July 26, 2016 5:50 pm - JonRosen

For Kings and Dodgers fans, Ruehle’s presence a win-win

Dieter Ruehle, whose current tenure as the Kings’ musical director dates back to the final year at the Forum, also overlapped with Wayne Gretzky during an earlier stint with the organization between 1989 and 1992. In other words, you’ve been hearing him entertain fans on his Roland Organ well before he learned the Game of Thrones theme. This summer, however, Ruehle has traded in his Roland A-90 for a Nord Electro 5, generously provided by the Los Angeles Dodgers during an upgrade of their game operations that culminated with Ruehle’s hiring prior to the season. So there’s no real off-season […]

July 26, 2016 12:10 pm - JonRosen

Eric Belanger on 50 Kings series

WE’RE TALKING FRENZY ON FIGUEROA, Y’ALL. Eric Belanger, who spent 323 of his 820 NHL games with the Kings before he retired in 2013, reflected on his tenure in Los Angeles with Jesse Cohen and Dave Joseph as part of the 50 Kings series. Here’s your (late) morning audio: Trivia question: Other than Belanger, which two players from Los Angeles’ 2000-01 team played in the NHL as recently as the 2012-13 season? BONUS LINK. Here’s a great write-up of the Kings’ Ontario-based prospects, courtesy of OHL Prospects’ 30 Teams in 30 Days series. OHL Prospects, on Michael Amadio: Easily one […]

July 25, 2016 4:47 pm - JonRosen

Kings games to be streamed live via FOX Sports GO

Beginning in the 2016-17 season, fans whose television subscription covers Fox Sports regional networks will be able to watch live, streaming local telecasts on devices other than their television. On the same day that it was announced that the NHL would stream weekly out-of-market games on Twitter, it was also announced jointly by the NHL and FOX Sports that cable television customers would be able to watch live, streamed games on FOX Sports GO as part of a “multi-year agreement.” FOX Sports GO is the live streaming application available for iOS, Android, Android TV, Fire tablets and phones, select Windows […]

July 25, 2016 1:45 pm - JonRosen

Expansion details, plus helpful tools

Since the June 22 announcement that the NHL will be expanding to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season, there have been questions in the comments section about particular players and whether they are eligible to be selected in the expansion draft. Through the help of General Fanager, which is a terrific resource, and the NHL’s own guidelines, it is becoming clearer which properties the Kings will have to protect, and which properties are exempt from selection. First, the primary details: -Teams may protect either seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender OR eight skaters and one goaltender. -Those with no-movement […]

July 22, 2016 12:06 pm - JonRosen

Versteeg Switzerland-bound, via report; bonus audio

Via Darren Dreger, Kris Versteeg is expected to sign with Bern in Switzerland’s NLA this weekend. The forward totaled four goals and five points in 14 regular season games and one goal and two points in five playoff games with Los Angeles after he was acquired from Carolina in exchange for prospect Valentin Zykov. A conditional draft pick was also included in the trade, though the conditions of the draft pick were not met. It’s curious that Versteeg would sign with a European team when there was likely significant interest in his services in the NHL. HERO charts aren’t necessarily […]

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