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LA Kings Lifted The City Over Their Heads – Broadcaster Daryl Evans Talks Stanley Cup, Its Impact

FROZEN ROYALTY EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles Kings have four of the best broadcasters in the business, and, in this series, Frozen Royalty got their reactions to the Kings winning the Stanley Cup, the prized trophy’s travels around the world, fan reaction to it, how the Kings won it all last season, and much, much more. First installment in a series.


Los Angeles Kings radio color commentator and former Kings left wing
Daryl Evans, shown here skating (yes, without laces) at
the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California.
(click above to view larger image)
Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Almost three months have passed since the Los Angeles Kings won the first Stanley Cup Championship in the 45-year history of the franchise, but the celebration continues unabated, with the trophy traveling all over the world with Kings players, coaches, team and front office staff.

Celebrating right along with everyone else in the organization are the Kings broadcasters, each having a long history of their own with the franchise.

The Voice of the Kings, television play-by-play announcer Bob Miller, leads the way, having just completed his 39th year behind the microphone with the Kings. Read more of this post

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LA Kings, Stanley Cup Bring Smiles, Excitement To Patients And Families At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Photos, Video

Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown, team mascot Bailey,
and a young patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, pose
for a photo with the Stanley Cup on June 28, 2012.
Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — Since the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the first time in the 45-year history of the franchise on June 11, 2012, the storied trophy has been on a whirlwind tour.

From Kings team/staff parties that same night, to the Championship Parade and Rally on June 14, to Las Vegas, Venice Beach, back to Las Vegas for the National Hockey League Awards, to Pittsburgh for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, back to Southern California’s Hermosa Beach, a party hosted by Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller…you get the idea.

The Stanley Cup will continue to have a heavy travel schedule for the rest of the summer. But odds are that it will not have a more meaningful stop than it did on June 28, when it lifted the Read more of this post

Frozen Royalty Audio: Interviews From The Pete Demers Series

Los Angeles Kings retired head
athletic trainer Pete Demers.
Photo: Noah Graham/Getty Images
via the Los Angeles Kings

A twelve-story series on just about any topic requires a considerable amount of source material to draw from, and that is exactly what Los Angeles Kings retired head athletic trainer Pete Demers provided for the series of stories on his 41-year career in professional hockey, 37 in the Kings organization, that was completed on July 29, 2011.

Indeed, I sat down with Demers in three separate sessions—two in late December 2010, and one in early January 2011. In the end, we talked for more than four-and-a-half hours (4:37:52, to be exact), with Demers sharing story after story, along with unique insights about hockey, and about the work of the athletic trainer that so few know about.

It was fascinating, funny, and highly entertaining.

Former Kings players and coaches also shared their thoughts about Demers, along with some stories involving him. Some are quite amusing. Read more of this post

Los Angeles Kings Retired Head Athletic Trainer Pete Demers Is A King For Life

FROZEN ROYALTY EXCLUSIVE: With the Boston Bruins having won the 2011 Stanley Cup, the 2011 off-season begins in earnest, so it is time to resume Frozen Royalty’s series on the career of Los Angeles Kings retired head athletic trainer Pete Demers. In this installment, former Kings players and coaches, including Bob Pulford, Marcel Dionne, Jim Fox, Daryl Evans, Mark Hardy, and Bernie Nicholls, along with current Kings right wing Dustin Brown, share their thoughts and anecdotes about Demers. Part eight of a series.


Los Angeles Kings retired head athletic trainer Pete Demers, circa 2001.
Photo: Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES — Retired head athletic trainer Pete Demers spent 34 years in the Los Angeles Kings training room, and he quickly earned the deep respect of the players, coaches, general managers, owners, and team staff, many of whom continue to maintain friendships with him.

“[Demers] was a young guy who came into Los Angeles when I was there,” said Bob Pulford, who played on left wing for the Kings from 1970-71 to 1971-72, and was their head coach from 1972-73 through the 1975-76 season. “In those days, there was two of them [Demers and assistant athletic trainer John Holmes], and they did all the work. He was a hard working guy, and I demanded a lot from him. He learned to do the work, and he did it very well.” Read more of this post

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