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Signing Rob Scuderi Was A Turning Point In LA Kings’ Journey To A Stanley Cup Championship

LA Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Although it took a little longer than hoped, part of Dean Lombardi’s plan has finally worked, now that the Los Angeles Kings have won the 2012 Stanley Cup Championship.

Back in April 2006, when he was hired as President/General Manager of the Kings, Lombardi’s plan was, not just to build a team that could win the Stanley Cup, but to build one that would be a perennial Stanley Cup contender.

To be sure, part of his plan has come to fruition, and in dramatic fashion, especially if you look closely at how the Kings have evolved from the time he took over the general manager’s chair.

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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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Stanley Cup Visits The Troops at Bob Hope USO – Los Angeles International Airport – In Photos

A lucky US Marine gets a photo with the Stanley Cup and the LA Kings
Ice Crew at the Bob Hope USO - Los Angeles International Airport
on October 9, 2012.
Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings and the Stanley Cup paid a visit to the troops at the Bob Hope USO (United Service Organizations) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on October 9, 2012.

The Bob Hope USO at LAX, operated by the USO Greater Los Angeles Area, is a stopover of sorts for troops traveling through LAX on their way to their next duty, or while on their way home after serving in a distant location. Read more of this post

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