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Player, Coach and Executive, Pat Quinn Dies at 71

November 24th, 2014 at 6:04 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Los Angeles Kings head coach from 1984-87, Pat Quinn passed away late Saturday at the Vancouver General Hospital. The long time NHL legend was 71 and died after a long illness. His death was announced by the Vancouver Giants, a junior hockey team which he owned.

Quinn was unable to attend the Hockey Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony in Toronto on November 17 because he was too ill. He was a member of the selection committee.

Quinn’s hockey career began as a player, playing in the NHL for nine seasons. He was a hard-hitting defenseman who recorded 950 penalty minutes in 606 NHL games with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Atlanta Flames.

As a coach his career began in Philadelphia Flyers where shortly after he joined the Kings. During his tenure with the Kings he faced trouble with the NHL for signing a contract to become the President and General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks, while still under contract with the Kings. Quinn studying law at the time argued that he was free to negotiate with other teams because the Kings missed a deadline, but was unsuccessful. He was suspended from coaching until 1990.

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Los Angeles Kings Fall 5-4 to the Dallas Stars

November 23rd, 2014 at 1:03 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

The Los Angeles Kings began their road trip with a 5-4 loss to the Dallas Stars Saturday night.

“We’re used to playing at Staples and having a crowd behind us,” Mike Richards said after the game. “I think when you’re on the road, you need to create your own momentum. I think that’s what we have to start doing.”

The game started with many penalties for the Kings and a 3-0 lead for the Stars.

The second period saw some momentum generated from both teams. At the start of the second period, the Stars took a 4-0 lead. At 9:32 in the second period, Tanner Pearson put the Kings on the board with a beautiful goal, and the assists were credited to Jake Muzzin and Kyle Clifford. A few minutes later, it was a power play goal from Justin Williams with the assists doled out to Jarret Stoll and Brayden McNabb. The Stars followed with a power play goal of their own. Finally, at 18:29 in the second period Richards lit the lamp for the Kings, ending the period 5-3 in favor of the Stars. The assists were credited to Clifford and Drew Doughty.

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Los Angeles Kings: Alec Martinez Update

November 22nd, 2014 at 7:54 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Alec Martinez has traveled with the team but is not “day-to-day”, per Kings head coach Darryl Sutter. Sutter told Jon Rosen of lakingsinsider.com that Martinez still has a wound. “Full sutures, so he’ll be a while. It’s not day-to-day," says Sutter.

Martinez will need to have his stitches removed before he can play again. “He’s got a lot of stitches for a little finger,” Sutter told Rosen.

Martinez left Thursday’s 2-0 loss to the Dallas Stars early and did not participate in the third period. He suffered an injury to his pinky finger when a hard shot struck it. Lombardi said that Martinez underwent surgery on his finger Friday morning, and it’s too early to tell how long his recovery/return time will take.

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Los Angeles Kings: Slava Voynov Update

November 22nd, 2014 at 2:31 PM
By Suzanna Bezyan

From the NHL:

The National Hockey League announced today that the existing terms of its suspension of Los Angeles Kings' Defender Slava Voynov will be continued indefinitely.

However, in light of the uncertain and potentially extended period of time that the legal process may entail, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to permit the Kings to replace Mr. Voynov’s salary and bonuses pursuant to the Bona Fide Long-Term Injury Exception under the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

This came after the District Attorney’s Office filed a felony case against Voynov. The charges are for one felony count of corporal injury to spouse.

Voynov is scheduled to be arraigned on December 1st at 8:30 a.m. at the Torrance Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

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Voice of the Kings: the Bob Miller Story

November 21st, 2014 at 1:18 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

Bob Miller, the longtime voice of the Los Angeles Kings, gets his time on the big screen in Voice of the King: The Bob Miller Story.

The movie is set to be released on December 5 at Regal LA Live Cinemas and will run for approximately one week. All proceeds from the movie will benefit the Kings Care Foundation.

Form the movie’s website:

“Bob Miller grew up in the Midwest (Chicago), but for the last last forty years he has been in Los Angeles, thrilling Kings fans with an accurate, honest, no-schtick "play-by-play" call. Miller started with the Kings in 1973 after being discovered by the great Chick Hearn. How many sports announcers can say they made it to the two fames? Miller is in the Hall of Fame for broadcasting and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has called two Stanley Cup championships for the Kings and is the most popular hockey announcer in the history of Los Angeles, if not the National Hockey League. Filmmaker Charlie Minn interviews the people closest to Miller, recounts his most memorable calls and allows Miller to do what he does best, tell a story. The ending of the film will show you a part of Miller perhaps nobody knows.”

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