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LA Kings HockeyFest 09: Fan Favorite Hrudey Celebrates His Time With The Kings

Former LA Kings goalie Kelly Hrudey shares his experiences with the crowd in the Nokia Theatre at LA Live during  HockeyFest 09. Photo courtesy Thomas LaRocca/LAKings.com

Former LA Kings goalie Kelly Hrudey shares his experiences with the crowd in the Nokia Theatre at LA Live during HockeyFest 09.
Photo: Thomas LaRocca/LAKings.com

LOS ANGELES — Last weekend, as part of their first annual HockeyFest 09, the Los Angeles Kings brought back some of their alumni to join in the celebration.

Indeed, fans got to meet and listen to Kings from days long past. They were delighted to see the famed Triple Crown Line of Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor reunited in a hockey setting here in Los Angeles for the first time in 25 years.

Bernie Nicholls. Gene Carr. Ray Ferraro. Stu Grimson. Bob Berry. Gary Edwards. Glen Murray. Those were just some of the alumni from all the different eras of Los Angeles Kings hockey who gathered at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live to celebrate all things hockey with Los Angeles hockey fans.

Another familiar name was Kelly Hrudey, who became the Kings number one goaltender after being acquired from the New York Islanders on February 22, 1989, in exchange for Mark Fitzpatrick, Wayne McBean and future considerations (Doug Crossman). Read more of this post

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Los Angeles Kings HockeyFest 09 Looks Like A Hit

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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles area hockey fans got a head start on the beginning of the 2009-10 hockey season this past weekend with the Los Angeles Kings wrapping up their inaugural HockeyFest on Sunday.

The event, which was held at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live, began on Friday evening and concluded late Sunday afternoon.

The weekend of events included several well-received panel discussions featuring current Kings players, front office staff and alumni, along with a large tent filled with hockey-related games for kids and adults alike and several exhibits, including all of the National Hockey League’s award trophies, except for the Stanley Cup.

HockeyFest 09 was highlighted by Saturday’s panel featuring the famed Triple Crown Line of Marcel Dionne, Charlie Simmer and Dave Taylor along with Sunday’s panel featuring long-time play-by-play announcer Bob Miller.

HockeyFest 09 drew a significant number of fans who were immersed in all things Kings and it appears that the event was a success. Read more of this post

New On KingsCast: Season Finale and Overtime – Episode 3

Things have changed over at KingsCast, the official fan podcast of the Los Angeles Kings. Not only have they launched a new web site, but Keith Korneluk has returned to the podcast after the lazy bastard blew off the last couple of episodes.

But now Korneluk has returned, making it difficult to listen to the podcast once again without suffering ear damage.

Seriously, Korneluk returns to a less scripted version of KingsCast and there is a new twist…Connie Kim, publisher of the A Queen Among Kings blog, has been added to the cast. Read more of this post

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