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50 Greatest Moments: Bob Miller Begins

by Tricia Friedman / LA Kings

One of the greatest moments in our history: Bob Miller becomes our play-by-play announcer.

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50 Forgotten Stories: Spies, System & Victor Netchaev

by Sheng Peng @Sheng_Peng /

In May 1985, ex-King Victor Netchaev was called by federal prosecutors to testify against Svetlana Ogorodnikova, the Soviet "femme fatale" who allegedly turned FBI agent Richard Miller. Miller would become the first FBI agent to be convicted of espionage.

This capped off a strange American trip for Netchaev. A trailblazer in his own right, the centerman was the first Soviet national to play in the NHL, debuting for Los Angeles against the New York Islanders in Nassau Coliseum on October 16, 1982.

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Kings Expand Holiday Ice; 5 Outdoor Ice Rinks to Open

by LA Kings @LAKings /

The LA Kings will unveil five special outdoor Ice Rinks throughout Southern California in time for the Holiday Season.

LA Kings Holiday Ice will be featured in Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Woodland Hills and the Port of San Pedro in addition to the organization's annual Ice Rink L.A. LIVE's Microsoft Square in Downtown Los Angeles.

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The Missing Teams from the NHL's 50th Anniversary

by Jesse Cohen @KingsMenPodcast /

When the NHL expanded in 1967, they added an additional six franchises to the Original Six - Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers.

This season the LA Kings are joined in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of that expansion by the St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers.

While the celebration is being left to those four teams, an argument could be made that the two franchises not celebrating their 50th Anniversary are still operating, albeit in an altered form.

These two franchises played pivotal roles in the history of the NHL and deserve to be remembered.

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50 Greatest Moments: Welcome Rogie Vachon

by Tricia Friedman / LA Kings

With his great reflexes and a quick glove hand, Rogatien Rosaire Vachon was considered one of the premier one-on-one goaltenders of his era.

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Tyler Toffoli: LA Baseball's Unsung Kings Hero

by Chanelle Berlin and Diane Phan @thxbud /

With the LA Dodgers leading 2-1 in the NLCS, it's time to acknowledge one of their secret weapons. He disguises himself as a hockey player during the colder months. His name is Tyler Toffoli.

If we let Toffoli tell it, he stayed in Los Angeles this summer to better prepare to be a top scorer in the NHL this season.

"Just to continue to take another step forward and try to get better," he said in September. "I worked hard in the summer, stayed here all summer, and [I want to] just kind of be consistent."

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PODCAST: Previewing a New Season of Kings Weekly

by Jesse Cohen @KingsMenPodcast /

Kings Weekly is back with the season premiere airing Thursday night on Fox Sports West.

Senior Producer Jack A. Wilson joins host Jesse Cohen to preview the episode and the upcoming season of the weekly magazine show dedicated to the LA Kings.

Jack also discusses where the 50th Anniversary celebrations rank among his personal experiences covering the Kings and their recent success.

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PODCAST: Charlie Simmer - 50 Kings

by Jesse Cohen @LAKings /

Charlie Simmer joined Dave Joseph and Jesse Cohen to discuss the magic Triple Crown Line chemistry, their singing careers and his time with the LA Kings.

Simmer spent parts of eight seasons with the Kings and played a total of 13 seasons in the NHL. He amassed 711 points in 712 games and scored 56 goals in back-to-back seasons with the Kings.

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50 Greatest Moments: Playoff Bound

by Tricia Friedman / LA Kings

On April 1968, we went to the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time.

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50 Kings - Jeff Giuliano

by Deborah Lew @by_DeborahLew /

Good things come to those who work hard.

Just ask Jeff Giuliano, who is currently enjoying his job as an assistant coach of the Manchester Monarchs in his home state of New Hampshire.

A native of the city of Nashua, Giuliano played college hockey at Boston College, and his senior year was the then AHL Manchester Monarchs' inaugural season. In the back of his mind, Giuliano thought about how cool it would be to play professional hockey in his hometown.

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