Los Angeles Kings

Quick’s Gone But Lives On

“It’s a business.” With the trade deadline approaching and trades happening, I’ve heard this from hockey people, and even a couple of players, over the past few days and weeks. The words are often accompanied by a shrug of the shoulders, because when a favored player is moved along, there’s a sense of loss. And helplessness. Of course someone new is coming in the door, so there’s expectation, too.

One Team Yes, One Team No

One Team Yes, One Team No

With the Ducks hosting the Kings for a Friday night encounter, it’s time to talk about what one team has and what the other does not in various categories, not as a way of saying who’s the better team(their points totals tell that tale pretty well) but as a way of getting a sense of the culture and potential of each squad. So here goes.

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Brown’s #23 Raised to the Rafters

Brown’s #23 Raised to the Rafters

For Dustin Brown’s first NHL game, he didn’t know that there was player parking under the arena. So he found a spot in a nearby lot, paid the $20, and walked over to (then) Staples Center. Nobody on the way over knew who he was. Eighteen seasons later, he will never be invisible again, not the least because his #23 will forever hang in the rafters alongside a pantheon of LA Kings greats. For those who need a refresher, that’s Rob Blake’s #4, Luc Robitaille’s #20, Gretzky’s #99, Dave Taylor’s #18, Marcel Dione’s #16, and Rogie Vachon’s #30.

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