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2013 Sunset Sip Event To Benefit The Guidance Center In Long Beach

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The Guidance Center

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On August 1, the Los Angeles Kings, The Guidance Center, and the Los Angeles Kings Alumni Association announced that the third annual Sunset Sip event, hosted by Kings former right wing and current television color commentator Jim Fox, will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013, from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, at the offices at Keesal, Young and Logan, in Long Beach, California.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Guidance Center, which “has been leading children and families to a brighter future for more than 60 years,” according to a statement. “They provide quality mental health care to more than 2,000 children and families each year in the communities of Long Beach, Compton/Lynwood, San Pedro and Avalon on Catalina Island.”

“The Guidance Center provides comprehensive mental health treatment to the community’s most disadvantaged children and their families struggling with mental illness and abuse, leading them toward a positive and productive future,” the statement continued. “The Guidance Center envisions a community where all children have the help they need to be healthy and happy. “

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Former Kings Superstar Defenseman Rob Blake Joins LA Kings Braintrust As Assistant GM

ROB BLAKE NAMED ASSISTANT GM: Frozen Royalty brings you in-depth coverage of the Los Angeles Kings naming their former superstar defenseman Rob Blake as their new assistant general manager, replacing Ron Hextall. For those who are critical of bringing Blake back into the fold, be sure to read the next story on Frozen Royalty, featuring Dean Lombardi explaining why the criticism is unwarranted.


Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Blake was named as the team’s assistant general manager on July 17, 2013.
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Photo: Wendi Kaminski/NHLI via Getty Images
and the Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES — July 18 turned out to be a big news day for the Los Angeles Kings, who named former Kings defenseman Rob Blake as their assistant general manager, replacing Ron Hextall, who has accepted the assistant general manager position with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Kings also signed winger and captain Dustin Brown to an eight-year contract extension. A story on that, with comments from Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi, as well as from Brown, will be published later here on Frozen Royalty.

Blake played the majority of his National Hockey League career with the Kings, who selected him in the fourth round (70th overall) of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft, beginning his NHL career with the Kings in the 1990-91 season.

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Frozen Royalty Audio: Exclusive Interviews with Bob Miller, Jim Fox, Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans

From left: Former LA Kings right wing and general manager Dave Taylor (center), flanked (from left) by LA Kings broadcasters Jim Fox,
Bob Miller, Nick Nickson, and Daryl Evans, shown here during
MIller’s Stanley Cup party in late June.
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Photo courtesy Bob Miller

Over the past several weeks, Frozen Royalty has brought you the thoughts of each of the Los Angeles Kings’ long-time broadcasters, Daryl Evans, Jim Fox, Bob Miller, and Nick Nickson, focusing mostly on the Kings winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in their history last June, its impact, what it means to them, their thoughts on the current labor stoppage in the National Hockey League, and more. Read more of this post

Professionalism And Pain: Bob Miller, Jim Fox Forced To Be Healthy Scratches During Most Of LA Kings Playoff Run

FROZEN ROYALTY EXCLUSIVE: As so many who follow the Los Angeles Kings are very much aware, their award-winning, highly-acclaimed television broadcasters, Bob Miller and Jim Fox, were forced out of the broadcast booth after Game 5 of the 2012 Western Conference Quarterfinals with NBC having exclusive rights to televise NHL playoff games from the second round on. In the tenth installment of a series featuring the Kings’ long-time broadcasters, Miller and Fox talk about what it was like to watch most of the Kings’ magical run to the Stanley Cup from a perspective that was completely different from what they’re used to.


LA Kings television broadcasters Jim Fox (left)
and Bob Miller (right), shown here at Miller’s
Stanley Cup party on June 26, 2012.
Photo courtesy Bob Miller

LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — The complaints were loud and clear, and very, very frequent, especially once the Los Angeles Kings reached the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.

Kings fans wanted to see and hear their long-time television broadcasters, Bob Miller and Jim Fox, who were unable to broadcast games after the first round of the playoffs.

Miller, the 39-season Voice of the Kings, who was the recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2000, making him a media honoree in the Hockey Hall of Fame, and Fox, who has partnered with Miller for 22 seasons, were forced out of the broadcast booth because NBC’s contract with the National Hockey League gives them exclusive broadcast rights beginning with the second round of the playoffs, a fact that many fans were not aware of, or did not understand.

Miller and Fox knew, but that did not make it any easier.

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