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Living The Hockey Dream Captures The Magic Of The Game

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MONTEREY PARK, CA — Whether you played the game at any level or are just a spectator, if you truck the kids to hockey practice very early in the morning or just lie on the living room couch and watch games on television, just about everyone touched by the game has a hockey dream or two.

In Living The Hockey Dream, author Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., a native of Montreal, an Associate Professor of English at Pasadena City College and a freelance hockey writer who covers the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks for Inside Hockey, explores the hockey dreams—realized or not—of people involved with the game at all levels and all walks of life.

To be sure, this is not a book focusing on National Hockey League superstars and their glory days in the NHL—if that’s what you are looking for, prepare to be disappointed. Read more of this post

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LA Kings Win At Florida, Earn 3-2-0 Record On Road Trip – NHL Video

Despite suffering an embarrassing 7-0 blowout loss at Atlanta and being beaten rather soundly in a 4-1 defeat at Chicago, the Los Angeles Kings emerged from their recent five-game road trip with a 3-2-0 record after defeating the Florida Panthers, 4-3, in a shootout on November 16. Read more of this post

LA Kings Extend Hurricanes’ Winless Streak To 13 Games on NHL Video

The Los Angeles Kings ended their two-game losing streak on the strength of goals scored by Ryan Smyth, Jarret Stoll, Randy Jones, Wayne Simmonds and an empty-net goal by Justin Williams, leading the Kings past the slumping Carolina Hurricanes, 5-2, in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday night. Read more of this post

Los Angeles Kings Sign Defenseman Jack Johnson To A 2-Year Deal

Jack Johnson. Photo courtesy Los Angeles Kings/National Hockey League

Jack Johnson
Photo courtesy Los Angeles Kings/National Hockey League

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On July 17, the Los Angeles Kings signed restricted free agent defenseman Jack Johnson to a two-year contract that is reportedly worth $2.85 million, averaging $1.425 million per season.

In 41 regular season games last season, the 6-1, 225-pound native of Indianapolis, Indiana, scored six goals and added five assists for eleven points after missing 41 games after suffering a torn labrum on October 13, 2008, an injury that required shoulder surgery.

In the 2007-08 season, Johnson scored three goals and added eight assists for eleven points with 76 penalty minutes in 74 regular season games. Johnson was named as the Kings’ Best Newcomer (Mark Bavis Memorial Award) and as the team’s Outstanding Defenseman that season.

In 120 career National Hockey League regular season games, all with the Kings, Johnson, 22, has scored nine goals and has added thirteen assists for 22 points with 140 penalty minutes. Read more of this post

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