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Win Tickets To See “Voice of the King: The Bob Miller Story” With An Appearance By Miller

LOS ANGELES — Just a couple of days away from the premiere of filmmaker Charlie Minn’s new documentary on the career of the legendary Voice of the Kings, Bob Miller, Frozen Royalty is pleased to be able to offer readers a chance to win FOUR tickets to see the movie, Voice of the King: The Bob Miller Story, at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live (across the street from Staples Center), on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 5:00 PM.

The movie follows the Philadelphia Flyers/Kings game, starting at 1:00 PM, at Staples Center.

And there’s more…

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New Film Will Show Sides Of Legendary LA Kings Play-By-Play Announcer Bob Miller Few Get To See

Courtesy Charlie Minn/VoiceOfTheKingFilm.com
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LOS ANGELES — If you haven’t heard of documentary filmmaker Charlie Minn before, you’re not alone. After all, he’s not one of the legends among Hollywood filmmakers.

Minn, who lives in New York and El Paso, Texas, isn’t well known in hockey circles, either. But he is currently in the Los Angeles area promoting his new film, Voice of the King: The Bob Miller Story. a documentary about the career of legendary Los Angeles Kings play-by-play announcer Bob Miller, which opens at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on December 5.

Despite the fact that he is not a big name Hollywood filmmaker, he is a prolific documentary filmmaker, focusing on the “true crime” genre, most notably on crimes that have not gotten a lot of media exposure.

Given Minn’s focus, a film about Miller is quite the departure. But his connection with Miller—meeting him when he provided statistics during a television broadcast while the Kings were visiting the New York Islanders—made him a natural fit.

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LA Kings Bob Miller Talks About New Film About His Career Premiering on December 5

LA Kings television play-by-play announcer Bob Miller,
the Voice of the Kings, is shown here with his 2012
Stanley Cup Championship ring.
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Here in the Los Angeles area, sports fans have been blessed with beautiful music during broadcasts of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers, not to mention the UCLA Bruins, Los Angeles Rams, and what was then the California Angels.

That “music” came from the broadcast booths for those teams, with the incredible voices of Dick Enberg, Chick Hearn, Bob Miller and Vin Scully behind the microphone—four of the finest play-by-play announcers to ever the hit the airwaves, “serenading” Southern California sports fans.

Enberg called UCLA basketball games, and called the play-by-play for the Angels and Rams. Hearn was the legendary voice of the Lakers, and Scully, another legend, is still going strong with the Dodgers.

Miller, 77, received the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2000, which recognizes “…members of the radio and television industry who made outstanding contributions to their profession and the game during their career in hockey broadcasting,” making him a media honoree in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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LA Kings: It May Not Be About Dean Lombardi Now, But At One Time, It Was

COMMENTARY/ANALYSIS: How much truth is there behind Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi’s claim that, “…it ain’t me,” when discussing his role in his team winning two Stanley Cup Championships in the last three seasons? One look at the Kings’ team culture, which extends well beyond the dressing room, and has become just as important as the talent level of the team, will provide much of the answer. Final installment of a three-part series.


LA Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi, shown here addressing the crowd at their 2014 Stanley Cup Championship rally at Staples Center in Los Angeles on June 16, 2014.
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EL SEGUNDO AND LOS ANGELES, CA — It didn’t take Dean Lombardi very long after his arrival in Southern California to lay out his plan for building the Los Angeles Kings into a perennial Stanley Cup contender. But what would probably surprise many, as reported in Part 2 of this series, acquiring high-end, skilled players was not at the top of the to-do list, even though that would have to happen at some point.

Instead, Lombardi stressed that his team would be built by drafting young players and taking the time to develop them—their skills and their character—in the minor leagues. He would build a team in which, as he said when he was hired on April 21, 2006, “…every one of them who puts on a Kings jersey, no matter where they go, feels ‘once a King, always a King.’”

As the Kings fought their way through the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs, overcoming adversity became a common theme. Indeed, they had to claw and scratch their way back from a 3-0 series deficit in the opening round against San Jose to win that series, 4-3. They won three seven-game series in which they faced elimination, and they came back from two-goal deficits to win games time after time after time.

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