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50 Forgotten Stories: Wing Instead of King?

by Sheng Peng @Sheng_Peng / LAKings.com

"Don't hold your breath waiting for Edmonton to trade the rights to Wayne Gretzky's former Oiler linemate, Jari Kurri, to the Kings," cautioned Los Angeles Times columnist Allan Malamud in early May 1991.

Indeed, many believed that the Oilers would never again trade a superstar to the Kings -- not after sending Gretzky south to Los Angeles resulted in a national day of mourning in Canada.

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Dream Kid Noah

Meet Noah, He Has Fire In His Heart and Ice In His Blood

http://www.lakings.com @LAKings

Noah Thompson is a 13-year-old from Charlotte, NC who eats, sleeps and breathes hockey. Noah has been playing hockey since he was old enough to stand on the ice and he has a very natural talent. In fact, the sport has been handed down from his father, once a goalie himself, to both Noah and his brother. Noah's talent combined with his determination and focus took him to a travel team where he played goalie with the best hockey players of his age.

Two years ago, Noah received some unexpected news. He was diagnosed with Epilepsy and in a blink of an eye, the course of his life changed. Noah has had to adopt many new behaviors including learning his seizure inducing triggers, keeping up with medicines, and facing other obstacles such as self-esteem issues, fear, and trouble with memory and concentration. As you might guess, Noah had to give up the travel team due to the physical intensity and now plays for a recreational league. He shared with us that sometimes he "feels off on the ice" and that means he might miss a drill and sit the bench, never easy moments for Noah. Despite these new obstacles he is facing, Noah works very hard to keep a positive mindset.

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Tweet of the Game: #Classless 1/12

At least they have the Cardinals.

by Emily Griganavicius @LAKings / LAKings.com

Here's a full recap of last night's game:

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Kings Host Lightning On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Legendary Willie O'Ree to drop pre-game ceremonial puck and participate in special community event

by LA Kings / LAKings.com

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Kings will host the Tampa Bay Lightning at STAPLES Center on Monday at 1 p.m. and as part of the holiday game on Martin Luther Jr. Day former NHL player Willie O'Ree will take part in a pregame event (details below) and he will drop the pre-game ceremonial puck.

O'Ree - the first black player in National Hockey League history - will be a featured guest of the Kings on Monday as the club hosts a special screening of the movie Soul on Ice at Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE for 500 kids from the local YMCA beginning at 10:30 a.m.

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PODCAST: The Royal Half on All-Star Game & Jerseys

Breaking down the All-Star Game rosters and reactions on the new jerseys for the game

by Jesse Cohen @KingsMenPodcast / LAKings.com

The Royal Half joins host Jesse Cohen as they discuss the announcement and unveiling of the 2017 NHL All-Star Game rosters and jerseys.

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PODCAST: Reign Outdoor Game & Kings Weekly Preview

Lindsay Czarnecki recaps the action from the Reign-Condors outdoor game in Bakersfield and Jack A. Wilson previews an all new Kings Weekly

by Jesse Cohen @KingsMenPodcast / LAKings.com

Reign Insider Lindsay Czarnecki joins host Jesse Cohen to discuss the outdoor game against the Bakersfield Condors.

Plus, FOX Sports West senior producer Jack A. Wilson previews the new episode of Kings Weekly. And, once again, the duo find themselves in another food related controversy.

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Meet Nic - Rookie Dowd Adjusting to Life in LA

26-year-old has made big impact on the ice, but the journey to the NHL has been anything but ordinary for the Alabama-born center

by Deborah Lew @by_DeborahLew / LAKings.com

Two-thousand miles away from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, and his future National Hockey League home, Nic Dowd was born and raised in the town of Huntsville, Alabama.

The 26-year-old, who is embarking on his first full season in the NHL with the LA Kings, was born the youngest of three boys to parents Alan and Liz, who immigrated to the United States from England. He began skating around the age of two and started playing hockey just a couple years later. In the backyard with mini sticks, his older brothers, Matt and Josh, along with his dad playing goalie, is how Dowd remembers his first hockey-playing days.

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100K Raised and 100K Won

by Tricia Friedman / LA Kings

This season has been great for Kings fans and our Kings Care foundation. 

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Check out the new jerseys for the NHL All-Star Game

Designs inspired by NHL's 100th and Kings' 50th anniversaries

by NHL @NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK - The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29.

All four All-Star team jerseys are available for purchase starting today at shop.NHL.com, the TEAM LA Store at STAPLES Center, teamlastore.com and the NHL Powered by Reebok Store in New York City. The jerseys will be available at select local retailers, including Lids Locker Room, DSG and Fanzz, within the next week.

Tickets are available now for The NHL100, Fan Fair, and more at LAKings.com/allstar.

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