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New On KingsCast: LA Kings Hockey Fest ’11 to Feature Brandon Convery! Wait..Who?

Here is a bit of a change of pace from KingsCast…

Guest blogger Dan Goodkin, a long-time fan of the Los Angeles Kings, took one look at the Kings alumni scheduled to attend HockeyFest ’11, this Sunday, September 11, 2011, at Staples Center, and was, to put it mildly, underwhelmed. Read more of this post

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Jay Wells: A Stalwart On The Blue Line For The LA Kings

Jay Wells
Photo: Los Angeles Kings

EL SEGUNDO, CA — As they reminisce about their team, hockey fans generally remember the skilled, offensively gifted players, the star netminders, or the heavyweight enforcers.

They also remember players who are memorable for the wrong reasons. But rarely do they remember the guys in the trenches, the unsung heroes who do a lot of the dirty work, making things possible for the skilled players, but go mostly unnoticed.

The same applies to the Los Angeles Kings, as their fans easily remember stars like Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille, Marcel Dionne, Rogie Vachon and Rob Blake.

They also remember the players who were memorable for their sheer ineptitude, like Troy Crowder and Barry Potomski, among others. Read more of this post

Bob Miller: The Los Angeles Kings’ Greatest Ambassador

Long-time “Voice of the Kings,” Bob Miller, during his “One-Man Show” on August 30 at Los Angeles Kings HockeyFest 09. Photo courtesy Thomas LaRocca/LAKings.com.

Long-time “Voice of the Kings,” Bob Miller, during his “One-Man Show” on August 30 at Los Angeles Kings HockeyFest 09.
Photo: Thomas LaRocca/LAKings.com

LOS ANGELES — A highlight of the Los Angeles Kings HockeyFest 09, held at the Nokia Theatre at LA Live, August 28-30, 2009, was Bob Miller’s One-Man Show, which featured the long-time “Voice of the Kings,” who kept the crowd engaged, entertained and laughing throughout with story after story from his 36 years with the team.

To be sure, Miller could go on and on with stories about the Kings. He is such a great storyteller that boredom is not an option.

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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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