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LA Kings’ Jim Fox: “Winning The Stanley Cup Overwhelms Everything Else”

FROZEN ROYALTY EXCLUSIVE: Former Los Angeles Kings right wing and long-time television color commentator Jim Fox spoke to Frozen Royalty about his time with the Stanley Cup, what it means for the Kings, and the impact it has had on him. Third installment in a series.


Jim Fox, (far left, rear), shown here with (from left), Bob Miller, Tim Leiweke, Luc Robitaille, Nick Nickson, Daryl Evans, Dustin Brown, LA Kings mascot Bailey
(left), and a few of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ patients, on June 28, 2012.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO, CA — As it has been for the players, coaches, management, and staff of the Los Angeles Kings, this summer has also been one celebration with the Stanley Cup after another for the team’s broadcasters, including television color commentator Jim Fox.

“It has been crazy, crazy, crazy,” Fox told Frozen Royalty during an exclusive interview. “Crazy-good, though. Everything has been great. Most everything has been around the Stanley Cup. I think I’ve had two days off since the beginning of the playoffs, but as I look back on it, it’s been tons of fun.” Read more of this post

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Luc Robitaille: The King Of Kings – Part Two

The following is part two of an updated story written for the Online Kingdom back on April 14, 2006, a few days after Los Angeles Kings left wing Luc Robitaille announced his retirement as a player. It is being re-published in honor of his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 9, 2009. To read part one on FrozenRoyalty.net, click on Luc Robitaille: The King Of Kings – Part One.


Robitaille The Leader

I’ve always admired people who were gifted with the quality of leadership, and when leadership and raw athletic ability are found together in one person, it’s a rare combination to be sure. I think that one of the things that I appreciate most about Luc is that not only does he possess this combination, but that it is manifested in him in a unique way. Luc brings a contagious passion to the rink every day and to everything he does. I found that being around that kind of passion and desire made the game even more enjoyable for me and challenged me to give to my full capacity.
— Former Kings tough guy Stu Grimson
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Luc Robitaille: The King Of Kings – Part One

The following is an updated story written for the Online Kingdom back on April 14, 2006, a few days after Los Angeles Kings left wing Luc Robitaille announced his retirement as a player. It is being re-published in honor of Robitaille’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 9, 2009. To read part two, click on Luc Robitaille: The King Of Kings – Part Two.


EL SEGUNDO, CA — Back on April 3, 1995, the night that all-time Los Angeles Kings great Dave Taylor had his jersey number 18 retired by the club, this reporter wrote that he was the King of Kings, earning that right above other all-time Kings’ greats such as Marcel Dionne, Rogie Vachon and Wayne Gretzky.

“No Kings’ player had ever measured up to Taylor when it came to heart, the desire to excel and win and the ability and willingness to go into the corners and sacrifice his body for his team,” I wrote. “No other Kings’ player has ever come close to Taylor as far as leadership—on the ice and off—is concerned, [and] no Kings’ player has ever matched his relentless work ethic, his dedication to his team, the game of hockey and his community.”

To be sure, Taylor had earned the right to wear the crown as the King of Kings, and was a great standard bearer for the organization, both on and off the ice. But on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, the day that Kings all-time great left wing Luc Robitaille announced at a press conference that he would retire at the conclusion of the 2005-06 season, Taylor immediately abdicated the crown because his reign is over. Robitaille now wears the crown as new Kings of Kings. Read more of this post

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