Frozen Royalty Video: LA Kings Luc Robitaille Reacts To Statue Unveiling

Luc Robitaille (left) and &ldquoVoice of the Kings” Bob Miller (right) look at a statue of Robitaille that was unveiled
on March 7, 2015, in Star Plaza at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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Photo: David Sheehan, CaliShooterOne Photography/FrozenRoyalty.net

 

LOS ANGELES — On March 7, prior to the Los Angeles Kings hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) honored former Kings left wing and current President/Business Operations Luc Robitaille by erecting a statue of Robitaille in Star Plaza at Staples Center.

During a ceremony in which the statue was unveiled, Dan Beckerman, Chief Executive Officer, AEG, former Los Angeles Lakers guard and general manager Jerry West, former Kings defenseman and current assistant general manager Rob Blake, and former Kings superstar Wayne Gretzky addressed the crowd.

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Frozen Royalty Video: LA Kings Luc Robitaille Talks About His New Statue

LA Kings President/Business Operations Luc Robitaille
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — Prior to the start of the Los Angeles Kings game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Staples Center on March 7, 2015, the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the retail, real estate and entertainment conglomerate that owns Staples Center, L.A. Live, the Kings, and much more, will honor former Kings great and current President/Business Operations Luc Robitaille with the unveiling of a statue of Robitaille in Staples Center’s Star Plaza.

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President Obama Honors LA Kings, LA Galaxy At The White House For Their 2014 Championships

LOS ANGELES KINGS HONORED AT THE WHITE HOUSE: Read about and watch the February 2, 2015 event where President Obama honored the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings and the 2014 MLS Cup Champion Los Angeles Galaxy.


The Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Galaxy were honored by President Barack Obama
at the White House on February 2, 2015.
Official White House Photo: Pete Souza

 

LOS ANGELES — As they did in March 2013, after they won the 2012 Stanley Cup Championship, the Los Angeles Kings visited the White House in Washington, D.C., as honored guests of the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, on February 2, to be honored as the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions.

Just like in 2012, the Kings shared the honor with Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy (they won the 2012 MLS Cup), who won the 2014 MLS Cup Championship.

Both the Kings and the Galaxy are owned by the Anschutz Entertainment Group.

“As a Chicago fan, I’m a little resentful,” President Obama said in his remarks in the East Room of the White House. “You guys have an embarrassment of riches.”

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Mattias Norstrom Says Rob Blake “Pushed The Bar Higher” For LA Kings

ROB BLAKE JERSEY RETIREMENT: In part 4 of a multi-part series on the Los Angeles Kings retiring superstar defenseman Rob Blake’s jersey number 4 on January 17, former Kings defenseman and captain Mattias Norstrom spoke exclusively with Frozen Royalty about Blake, both as a player, and as a person.


Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman and
captain Mattias Norstrom

EL SEGUNDO, CA — With the Los Angeles Kings’ retirement of superstar defenseman Rob Blake’s jersey number 4 coming up tonight, Kings alumni, most notably, several of his former teammates, have made their way back to Los Angeles to pay tribute.

As one might expect, Blake’s long-time defensive partner and close friend, Mattias Norstrom, is one of those former Kings who has returned to the Los Angeles area to honor Blake.

“It means a lot to me,” Norstrom said about Blake’s jersey retirement. “I’m probably the player who’s been on the ice the most with Rob Blake. I can’t see that there’s been another player in this league who has been on the ice at same time [as much as Norstrom].”

“I’ve seen it up close, his performance on the ice,” Norstrom added. “But more importantly, I see the behind the scenes—the person that Rob Blake is. That means more to me than the player that he became. But we’ve been in this lovely game where you mesh it with what you accomplish on the ice.”

Norstrom said that he owes much of what he accomplished in the National Hockey League to Blake.

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City of Culver City Must Declare Culver City Ice Arena As A Significant City Cultural Resource

COMMENTARY: Some thoughts on the latest developments surrounding the former practice home of the Los Angeles Kings, the now defunct Culver City Ice Arena.


The landmark sign outside the Culver City Ice Arena.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

CULVER CITY, CA — Nearly six months after it closed its doors for the last time in its most recent incarnation on February 2, the Culver City Ice Arena is still in limbo.

Today, the only signs of life at the rink, if you can call it that, are automobiles parked in its lot, which was rented to a nearby auto dealer for storage of its inventory.

Indeed, the building is dark, the ice melted away months ago. Despite that, the rink is still “breathing,” as owner Michael Karagozian cannot do anything with the building, other than operate an ice rink, due to zoning restrictions on the property.

The latest development is that on July 28, the City Council of the City of Culver City will consider declaring the property a City Cultural Resource, which, depending on the classification, could prevent the property owner from demolishing, removing or altering the exterior appearance of the building, “…in whole or in part, without first obtaining a Certificate of Appropriateness or a Certificate of Exemption.”

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