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May 4, 2016 5:20 pm - JonRosen

Archive Photos: On-ice, off-ice Kings history

In building up a digitized archive of photos, videos and assorted memorabilia, the Kings have partnered with Heritage Werks in advance of the 50th anniversary season to be able to disseminate images and captured moments from the club’s history. That database is still new – most of it is populated by photos from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s – but it is growing, and it depicts interesting intersections of performance, coaching, marketing, community and celebrity. It is a very interesting archive, and I know the Kings are excited to be able to share many of this media with longtime […]

May 4, 2016 12:27 pm - JonRosen

50 Kings audio: Armstrong; Black and White ep. 14

Derek Armstrong took an interesting and unique path to becoming a veteran of 477 National Hockey League games. “Not many teams would give a 29-year-old journeyman a chance,” he told Dave Joseph, the Kings Manager, Alumni Relations and Public Address Announcer as part of the 50 Kings interview series. In their 15-minute conversation, Armstrong details his pre-NHL background, which included a pair of years with the Tier II Hawkesbury Hawks, where he played under Bob Hartley. From there, Armstrong shared recollections from his early NHL days, through his ability to emerge as an emotional leader with Los Angeles between 2002-09, […]

May 3, 2016 4:52 pm - JonRosen

Meshing the calculable with the intangible

Much of the success the Los Angeles Kings generated in recent peak years stemmed from their ability to mesh the calculable with the intangible. They have been, at the same time, a team that possessed the puck to a greater degree than any other National Hockey League team, while also relying on a leadership group that had forged its own identity in constructing the pillars of a team culture. “Resilient” was among the adjectives to describe the 2013-14 Los Angeles Kings, a team that colloquially was referred to in the playoffs as “cockroaches” because of their unwillingness to go away. […]

May 3, 2016 11:44 am - JonRosen

LAKHSHL: New teams, tryout dates for Year Two

In defending their inaugural LA Kings High School Hockey League crown, the Santa Barbara Royals will face additional competition from as many as four new teams. The league will resume in September, but tryouts for all teams will be held this month as pure teams at Loyola High School and Valencia High School, and a district team in Torrance are slated to join the league. Shalhevet High School has also been involved in forming a team, which would be comprised of both Shalhevet and Orthodox Jewish students from other Los Angeles-area high schools. “I was very impressed with how the […]

May 2, 2016 5:17 pm - JonRosen

Player evaluation: Andreoff

ANDY ANDREOFF This season: 60 games, 8 goals, 2 assists, 10 points, 76 penalty minutes, +1 rating, -6.8% CFRel%, 8:34 time on ice The good: In an evaluation of Andy Andreoff’s rookie season last spring, it was written that “if he’s able to make a leap from an 18-game body of work to a 60-something game body of work and shows improvement in his analytics and production while continuing to build his identity, it’ll be close to as positive of a season as could reasonably be expected,” and hey! That’s awfully close to what happened. His possession metrics didn’t take […]

May 2, 2016 11:28 am - Lindsay Czarnecki

Reign vs. San Diego: Pacific Division Finals breakdown

PACIFIC DIVISION FINALS CALDER CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE Ontario won best-of-5 first round series vs. San Jose, 3-1 San Diego won best-of-5 first round series vs. Texas, 3-1 (1) Ontario Reign vs. (2) San Diego Gulls Game 1: Thursday, May 5 – at Ontario, 7 p.m. Game 2: Saturday, May 7 – at San Diego, 7:05 p.m. Game 3: Sunday, May 8 – at Ontario, 7 p.m. Game 4: Friday, May 13 – at San Diego, 7:05 p.m. *Game 5 – Saturday, May 14 – at Ontario, 7 p.m. *Game 6 – Monday, May 16 – at San Diego, 7:05 p.m. […]

April 30, 2016 2:35 pm - JonRosen

Kopitar a Lady Byng finalist

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar, Boston Bruins forward Loui Eriksson and Florida Panthers center Alexsander Barkov were announced as finalists for the 2016 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded annually “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.” The trophy, which will be presented to the winner on June 22 at the 2016 NHL Awards in Las Vegas, is determined by a vote amongst members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. With Kopitar’s nod, Kings have been announced as finalists for the Vezina (Jonathan Quick), […]

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