LA Kings Goalie Prospect J.F. Berube Is Taking Full Advantage of Opportunity With Manchester Monarchs
February 20, 2014 2 Comments
News & Views on the Los Angeles Kings and the National Hockey League by Gann Matsuda
February 20, 2014 2 Comments
February 17, 2014 Leave a comment
Almost four years ago, Kitsyn, a native of Novokuznetsk, Russia who was 18 years of age at the time, came to Los Angeles for the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft, held at Staples Center. He was selected by the Kings in the sixth round (158th overall).
Back then, Kitsyn was already playing in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, and aside from a 32-game stint in the 2010-11 season with the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors of the Ontario Hockey League, he remained in the KHL. As a result, for many NHL followers, he was out of sight, out of mind. He became a mostly forgotten Kings prospect.
February 8, 2014 7 Comments
The following is an open letter that was sent to members of the City Council, City of Culver City (this one was addressed to the Mayor), regarding the property where the Culver City Ice Arena operated (the former practice home of the Los Angeles Kings; they closed on February 2). A new lessee, Planet Granite, wants to build a rock climbing, yoga and fitness center in that location.
As a long-time resident of Culver City, California, I felt compelled to let the City Council here know that a new, state-of-the-art ice rink in that location, and everything that comes with it, is what’s best for Culver City.
UPDATED: February 20, 2014. Now includes video of public comment period during City Council meeting, City of Culver City, February 10, 2014, when supporters of the Culver City Ice Arena addressed the City Council, including Los Angeles Kings radio color commentator Daryl Evans, and yours truly.
Dear Mayor Cooper:
As you are aware, the Culver City Ice Arena has ceased operations, with a new lessee, Planet Granite, expected to takeover the property with the purpose of building a yoga, rock climbing and fitness center.
As you must also be aware, City staff has discovered a zoning variance granted to the owners of the property that dictates that an ice rink is the only approved business that can be operated at that site. If I am reading the document correctly, the existence of this variance indicates that for the property to be used for any other purpose, another zoning variance would have to be granted, or the property would have to be re-zoned.
February 2, 2014 Leave a comment
LOS ANGELES — Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Kings suffered yet another shutout loss, this time, a 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on February 1, the team”s players and coaches walked across the street from Staples Center to the Event Deck at LA Live to meet and greet fans at the annual Tip A King event, a fundraiser benefitting the Kings Care Foundation.
Some feared that the players and coaches might have a bit of difficulty, not only in being in a good mood, but also with fans who might be rather surly after another bad loss. But the mood at Tip A King 2014 was upbeat and positive.