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Taking into account wins by the Calgary Flames, +Los Angeles Kings  , Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canucks, and a loss by the Winnipeg Jets, over the past three days, Frozen Royalty crunched the numbers once again to project where these teams will finish in the standings, and to determine what the Kings will need to do in order to make the playoffs.

The last time Frozen Royalty ran the numbers on March 22, the Kings were projected to need 97 points. But things have changed. Find out how by reading...
LOS ANGELES — Despite a dominating performance in a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York on March 24, giving them a strong 2-0 start to their five-game r...
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Selecting defenseman Larry Murphy in the first round on the 1980 National Hockey League Entry Draft was a momentous occasion for the +Los Angeles Kings. After all, they had a long history of trading away their first round picks and drafting poorly. But Murphy went on to become a star in the +NHL and a four-time Stanley Cup winner. The only problem, from a Kings perspective, was that, like so many others, Murphy went elsewhere to do it.

In the final installment of this series, Frozen Royalty spoke to Murphy about his time with the Kings, the friction with the coaching staff that started his problems with the team, and why he had to leave, a story that probably isn’t what you might expect.

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LA KINGS HISTORY: Selecting defenseman Larry Murphy in the first round on the 1980 National Hockey League Entry Draft was a momentous occasion for the Los Angeles Kings. After all, they had a long ...
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On March 16, 2015, forward Andy Andreoff scored his first +NHL  goal to help lead the +Los Angeles Kings to a 1-0 win over the +Arizona Coyotes.

Andreoff was all smiles after the game, and even after practice on March 17. But his head coach certainly wasn't in a smiling mood regarding Andreoff's first goal, or his development this season.

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VIDEO: Watch video of Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter’s media interview after practice on March 17, when he talked about goaltender Jonathan Quick’s workload, and whether or ...
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Marian Gaborik and Tyler Toffoli talked about what's behind the +Los Angeles Kings' current 13-6-1 run since the +NHL All-Star break, and head coach Darryl Sutter admits that one reason that his top players have struggled this season is the effect of three seasons of deep playoff runs.

ALSO includes VIDEO interviews with Gaborik, Toffoli and Sutter.

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VIDEO: Includes video interviews with Los Angeles Kings forwards Marian Gaborik and Tyler Toffoli, along with head coach Darryl Sutter. EL SEGUNDO, CA — As reported in this space on March 9, ...
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Luc Robitaille received yet another honor on March 7, 2015, when a statue of himself was erected at Staples Center.

+David Sheehan  of CaliShooterOne Photography was on hand to record the event for Frozen Royalty, and you can see his 45 of his photos here...
  LOS ANGELES — The Anschutz Entertainment Group honored former Los Angeles Kings left wing and current President/Business Operations Luc Robitaille by erecting a statue of him in Star P...
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On March 7, 2015, the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the real estate, retail and entertainment conglomerate that owns the +Los Angeles Kings and Staples Center, will honor former Kings great and their current President/Business Operations Luc Robitaille with a statue of the Hall of Fame left wing in Star Plaza at Staples Center.

Robitaille spoke with the media on March 5 about the honor, and you can watch the FULL video of that informal press conference below.
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For the third time since the +NHL All-Star break in late January, Frozen Royalty grabbed all the numbers from the NHL standings, dumped them into a spreadsheet and crunched the numbers to calculate the projected finishes for all the teams competing for playoff spots in the Western Conference.

To find out where the +Los Angeles Kings are—this isn't just about where they're ranked at this moment—and what they'll need to do in their remaining 11 games in order to receive an invitation to the post-season party, otherwise known as the Stanley Cup Playoffs check out...
LOS ANGELES — As the Los Angeles Kings hit the road on a five-game road trip that will be critical to their playoff hopes, it’s time, once again, to take a closer look at what they will...
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Defenseman Larry Murphy won four Stanley Cup Championships, two with the +Pittsburgh Penguins and two with the +Detroit Red Wings in a 21-year +NHL career that culminated in his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2004. But fewer and fewer people remember that Murphy began his NHL career with the +Los Angeles Kings in 1980. In the first installment of a series based on exclusive interviews, Frozen Royalty looks back at Murphy’s time with the Kings...
LA KINGS HISTORY: Defenseman Larry Murphy won four Stanley Cup Championships, two with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and two with the Detroit Red Wings, in a 21-year National Hockey League career that c...
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+Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar and his wife, Ines, welcomed their first child into the world on March 14, 2015.

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings family got a bit larger during the wee hours of the morning on March 14, 2015, when center Anze Kopitar and his wife, Ines, welcomed their first child into...
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Right after the +NHL All-Star break in late January, Frozen Royalty did the math and came up with projections for the Western Conference in order to determine what the +Los Angeles Kings, in all likelihood, would have to do the rest of the way in order to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season.

We're now approaching mid-March—the regular season has about one month remaining, so Frozen Royalty did the math again.

To find out what's changed and what's remained the same regarding what the Kings will have to do in order to make the playoffs, check out:
VIDEO: Watch videos of interviews with Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown and head coach Darryl Sutter after practice on March 9, 2015. EL SEGUNDO, CA — Right after the National Hockey Le...
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What was former +Los Angeles Kings great and current President/Business Operations Luc Robitaille's reaction to having a statue of himself unveiled in Star Plaza at Staples Center on March 7, 2015?

You can watch video of him speaking with the media after the ceremony here!
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VIDEO OF THE FULL post-game interviews with Marian Gaborik and Jake Muzzin, after the +Los Angeles Kings come-from-ahead-and-then-behind shootout win over the Montreal Canadiens at Staples Center on March 5...
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News And View On The Los Angeles Kings And The NHL By Gann Matsuda
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Frozen Royalty provides responsible journalism, and in-depth coverage of the Los Angeles Kings and the National Hockey League. Features news, commentary, analysis, feature stories and interviews with players, coaches...right on up to general managers and beyond.

Gann Matsuda has been writing about the Kings and the NHL since 1986, and has served as News Editor for kingshockey,com since 1995. He also covered the Kings for thehockeywriters.com during the 2010-11 season, and served as the Featured Columnist (something like a lead writer, I guess) covering the Kings for bleacherreport.com. He also covered the Kings and the NHL for hockeytalk.biz from late 2006 to February 2009.

In February 2009, Matsuda became a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.