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September 11, 2014 10:54 am feature: A New Kingdom

I’ve always been interested in learning about the Kings’ inaugural season of 1967-68, and judging from several tweets, emails and comments I’ve read, there are quite a few Insiders who were a part of the infancy of the organization. From personalities such as Larry Regan, Jiggs McDonald, Bill “Cowboy” Flett under the direction of owner Jack Kent Cooke, there are plenty of colorful recollections of the first season of Kings ...

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September 11, 2014 9:22 am

In memory of Ace and Mark

Via Garnet “Ace” Bailey, who was 53, was set to begin his 33rd season in the NHL as a player or scout. Bailey had enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in both capacities, with seven Stanley Cup rings as proof. Having spent seven years as the Kings’ director of pro scouting, Bailey spent the previous 13 years as a scout with the Edmonton Oilers. Bailey’s ability to evaluate NHL ...

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September 10, 2014 5:53 pm

Hockey Fest schedule announced

The Kings released the schedule for Hockey Fest ’14, which will take place this Sunday at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. While releasing the schedule, the Kings also noted that the Russian All-Star team that had been due to challenge Kings alumni in an exhibition / fundraiser Sunday night would not be able to take part “due to circumstances beyond the club’s control.” An LA City and County ...

September 10, 2014 3:09 pm

Rookie camp opens Friday; roster attached

Rookie camp will open this Friday at Toyota Sports Center, with a morning on-ice session scheduled to take place from 10:00 a.m. to noon that day. Schedules for rookie camp, which is expected to extend through Monday before the players leave for Arizona on Tuesday, are not available, though in the past there have been two morning sessions, followed by off-ice workouts and a mid-afternoon session. Kings rookies will travel ...

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September 10, 2014 12:59 pm

Quick should be “full go” near the end of training camp

Jonathan Quick is expected to be “full go” near the end of camp, according to Kings hockey operations. As reported by Puck Daddy, Quick suffered a wrist injury during the team’s Stanley Cup run and needed surgery, which took place on June 24. It was originally expected that the recovery time from surgery would take 10-12 weeks; that expectation would place his expected window of recovery between September 2 and ...

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September 9, 2014 1:47 pm

Oddsmakers like the Kings. Who else do they like?

Reporters receive frequent emails from Las Vegas oddsmakers, specifically Bovada, on subjects that range from postseason awards favorites to playoff and regular season predictions to more interesting prop bets on individual player performances. These topics mean little, though it’s interesting to learn what those who set the lines think about particular teams and players. Earlier today, Bovada released the over/under on projected point totals. Among LAKI’s Western Conference observations: -Bovada ...

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September 8, 2014 5:20 pm

Hello, Neighbo(u)rs: Calgary Flames

2014-15 CALGARY FLAMES SEASON PREVIEW 2013-14 record: 35-40-7, 77 points; 6th place, Pacific Division; 13th place, Western Conference 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Did not qualify Additions: G Jonas Hiller, D Deryk Engelland, LW Mason Raymond, LW Brandon Bollig Subtractions: G Joey MacDonald, D Shane O’Brien, D Chris Butler, D Derek Smith, LW TJ Galiardi, LW Mike Cammalleri, C Blair Jones, C Ben Street Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan ...

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