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Frozen Royalty Photographer David Sheehan’s Work Featured on NHL Network During 2014 Stanley Cup Final

LOS ANGELES — On June 13, prior to the Los Angeles Kings winning Game 5 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, and their second Stanley Cup Championship in three seasons, former Kings left wing and current radio color commentator Daryl Evans was a guest on the NHL Network, previewing that night’s game at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Near the end of the interview, Evans was asked about the fact that he skates with unlaced skates, and they showed a photo of Evans on the ice with skates that, you guessed it…had no laces.

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NHL, Versus Stick It To Western Hockey Fans Again

About this time last year, I criticized the National Hockey League and Versus for televising just two games that began at 7:30 PM Pacific time so that viewers in the West can actually watch an entire game live (see NHL: Only Two “West-Friendly” Games On National TV In 2008-09).

Fast forward a year and very, very little has changed. Read more of this post

NHL: Only Two “West-Friendly” Games On National TV In 2008-09

NATIONAL TV: The Los Angeles Kings are not on the national television schedule in the United States in the 2008-09 season; only two games are on the schedule with start times that will allow most West Coast viewers to watch the entire game.


LOS ANGELES — One sign that everyone knows that a team is going to be dreadful in the coming season is when they are not scheduled to be on national television, and that is exactly the case for the lowly Los Angeles Kings.

On August 14, the National Hockey League released details of its 2008-09 regular season television schedule, and in the United States, the Kings will not appear on Versus.

To be sure, much of this is because the Kings are very, very likely to be nowhere near competitive for a playoff spot this season. But a more influential factor is that the league caters and prostitutes itself to Eastern Time Zone cities at the expense of most Western Conference cities. Read more of this post

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