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The Regular Season Beard

by Jesse Cohen @KingsMenPodcast / LAKings.com

Hockey has always been a perfect combination of elements. Physicality, skill, speed not to mention pageantry and tradition. While some traditions are hard wired into the game we all love there are some that have developed "organically" over the years. One such tradition is the playoff beard. Hockey fans in 2017 are all too familiar with photos of their favorite players festooned with scraggly beards that in any other setting would be cause for concern.

 

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All-Star Week Volunteer Events with the LA Kings

Join Kings Care in 3 events throughout Los Angeles in the week leading up to NHL All-Star Weekend

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

As part of the NHL All-Star Game's return to Los Angeles, the LA Kings and the Kings Care Foundation are hosting three volunteer events for fans to participate in to give back to the community in the week leading up to All-Star Weekend.

"Reinvesting in the community is an extremely important part of the LA Kings culture. From our owners, to players, staff and fans -- there is a real sense of loyalty to the city we play for," says Amanda Ellis, Manager of Community Relations and the Kings Care Foundation.

The events range from building an interactive and edible garden, multiple beach cleanups, and a home playhouse and framing build day.

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50 Forgotten Stories: 'It's a Farce!'

All-Star voting controversies are hardly a modern issue; just ask Marcel Dionne and the 1979 LA Kings

by Sheng Peng @Sheng_Peng / LAKings.com

Fury over fan voting. The "threat" of an unconventional All-Star. A never-before-seen playing format.

It's not 2016 and John Scott and the 3-on-3 All-Star Game - no, it's 1979 and Joe Lindgere and the NHL All-Stars vs. the Soviet Union in the Challenge Cup.

That year, for the first time, the NHL asked the fans to vote on the All-Star starting line-up. In previous seasons, coaches or the Professional Hockey Writers Association picked the teams.

"It's a joke," snapped Butch Goring.

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Science Of Hockey | Alec Martinez Power Skate

by LAKings @LAKings / LAKings.com

Matt Price explains the science behind Alec Martinez' power skating in a new episode of Fit To Be King: Science of Hockey Presented by Lenny and Larry's. 

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John Legend and Robin Thicke Join Jon Hamm at NHL100

Presented GEICO

by NHL @NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK (Jan. 19, 2017) - Academy Award and 10-time Grammy winner John Legend, and Grammy-nominated recording artists Robin Thicke and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting will join host Jon Hamm, 2017 NHL® All-Star players and famous hockey fans for THE NHL100™ presented by GEICO, a star-studded event in which the entire collection of the 100 Greatest NHL® Players will be unveiled. Billed as the largest gathering ever of hockey legends, THE NHL100 presented by GEICO will be broadcast live from Microsoft Theater on Friday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the U.S. and Sportsnet and TVAS in Canada.

Tickets to the event are available now!

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More Familiar Faces in Kings-Sharks Rivalry

A look back on how Dean Lombardi, Darryl Sutter and Rob Blake made their respective marks on the rival franchises

by Jesse Cohen @KingsMenPodcast / LAKings.com

The LA Kings face-off against the San Jose Sharks for the fifth and final time of the regular season tonight and the series is split at 2-2.

The last time the two teams faced each other we took a look back at some popular Kings players that served as All-Stars for the Sharks over the years.

However, on-ice talent isn't the only place you can find overlap between the two clubs. So, let's take a look at the front office.

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Sun Basket offering 3 free meals to Kings fans

by Sun Basket @SunBasketMeals / sunbasket.com

Sun Basket makes healthy cooking easy with organic and non-GMO ingredients & delicious recipes delivered weekly. Get 3 meals free with promo code KINGS at checkout!

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5 Tips for Making the Most of Tip-A-King

Thx Bud goes undercover to get the real scoop at the LA Kings annual charity fundraiser

by Chanelle Berlin and Diane Phan @thxbud / LAKings.com

1. Make Sophie's Choice Beforehand

As expected, people lined up for the big guys; Jeff Carter, Jonathan Quick, Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty had long lines the entire night. If you're not fortunate enough to grab one of the VIP packages, you need to decide who you love the most. We know it's tough, but you have to figure out your priorities.

Is it observing Jonathan Quick's ever-growing number of tattoos up close? Is it appreciating that Jeff Carter shaved, put in his teeth, and got a haircut so he looks good in 500 fan photos? Is it looking into the eyes of Anze Kopitar, the Prince of Los Angeles and Slovenia, in person? You may only get one, so it's best to choose wisely.

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Doughty looks for back-to-back All-Star victories

by NHL @NHLNetwork / NHL Network

Drew Doughty joined NHL Network to talk about the upcoming Honda NHL All-Star game in LA, and what he thinks of Brent Burns "messy" beard.

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PODCAST: Jari Kurri - 50 Kings

Former LA Kings forward shares stories from his illustrious career, which included 5 Stanley Cup Championships and 2 Olympic appearances

by Jesse Cohen @KingsMenPodcast / LAKings.com

Jari Kurri joins Dave Joseph and Jesse Cohen to discuss his incredible career in the latest installment of our 50 Kings series.

Kurri is two-time Olympian, five-time Stanley Cup champion, nine-time NHL All-Star and became the first Finnish inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Listen in as he tells stories from his illustrious career!

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