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March 19, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the weeks leading up to the NHL trade deadline, Ray Ferraro--the Kings' leading goal scorer--was the veteran most often rumored to be involved in a move to help the team get more youth and size for the future. On Tuesday, the Kings finally made a trade, but forward Eddie Olczyk--the team's second-leading goal scorer--was the veteran dealt. Olczyk, 31, was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Glen Murray, a 24-year-old physical right winger.
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May 25, 2013 | David Wharton
Boos rained down from the Staples Center crowd as Anze Kopitar headed for the penalty box. The Kings center had been whistled for tripping even though, on the replay, it appeared his stick had merely tapped San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton on the ankle. Thornton might have been fouled or might simply have lost an edge, going down on his own. But this has been a Western Conference semifinal marked by gamesmanship. Players have traded barbs, accusing each other of faking penalties.
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July 8, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN
The Kings have made their first foray into the summer free-agent market and are expected to sign center Eddie Olczyk to a two-year contract worth about $2 million, sources said. Olczyk, 29, played last season with the Winnipeg Jets, now known as the Phoenix Coyotes. Despite a knee injury and limited playing time, Olczyk scored 27 goals and had 49 points in 51 games with only 65 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder is expected to help the Kings' power play.
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December 16, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Pittsburgh Penguin Coach Eddie Olczyk was fired Thursday amid one of the most disappointing starts in franchise history and replaced by former Montreal Canadien coach Michel Therrien. Olczyk, 39, a former team broadcaster and player who had no coaching experience before being hired in 2003, was dismissed after an 8-17-6 start, worst in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins were a league-worst 23-47-8-4 during Olczyk's first season in 2003-04, including an 18-game losing streak.
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December 16, 2005 | From the Associated Press
Pittsburgh Penguin Coach Eddie Olczyk was fired Thursday amid one of the most disappointing starts in franchise history and replaced by former Montreal Canadien coach Michel Therrien. Olczyk, 39, a former team broadcaster and player who had no coaching experience before being hired in 2003, was dismissed after an 8-17-6 start, worst in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins were a league-worst 23-47-8-4 during Olczyk's first season in 2003-04, including an 18-game losing streak.
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May 25, 2013 | David Wharton
Boos rained down from the Staples Center crowd as Anze Kopitar headed for the penalty box. The Kings center had been whistled for tripping even though, on the replay, it appeared his stick had merely tapped San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton on the ankle. Thornton might have been fouled or might simply have lost an edge, going down on his own. But this has been a Western Conference semifinal marked by gamesmanship. Players have traded barbs, accusing each other of faking penalties.
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January 8, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What goes around finally came around for the Kings on Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks. After being the sacrificial lamb in ending opposing teams' losing streaks for most of the season, the Kings got a chance to switch roles with a 6-2 victory over the Canucks in front of 9,548--their smallest Forum crowd of the season.
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October 5, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For forward Eddie Olczyk, it was something of a natural hat trick. His wife, Diana, gave birth to their fourth child, Nicholas, at 5:20 p.m., at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He then made his way through Friday night rush hour traffic--no sweat, right?--left the hospital at 5:47 and walked in the door at the Forum in time to make his debut in a King uniform. Finally, Olczyk commemorated the birth of his son and the birth of his King career with a second-period goal.
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November 15, 1996 | LONNIE WHITE
Center Eddie Olczyk reached two milestones early in the first period Thursday night against Toronto when he scored his 700th career point with his 300th career goal. Olczyk, in his first season with the Kings and 13th overall, recorded his 400th assist two weeks ago at Boston.
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December 13, 1996 | LONNIE WHITE
With forward Eddie Olczyk out because of flu, Coach Larry Robinson juggled his lines again Thursday night against the Calgary Flames at the Forum. Robinson teamed Sean O'Donnell with Ray Ferraro and Brad Smyth on one line and had Kevin Stevens, Kai Nurminen and Yanic Perreault on another. Dan Bylsma moved back to the line of Ian Laperriere and Matt Johnson, and the line of Dimitri Khristich, Vladimir Tsyplakov and Vitali Yachmenev stayed intact.
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March 19, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the weeks leading up to the NHL trade deadline, Ray Ferraro--the Kings' leading goal scorer--was the veteran most often rumored to be involved in a move to help the team get more youth and size for the future. On Tuesday, the Kings finally made a trade, but forward Eddie Olczyk--the team's second-leading goal scorer--was the veteran dealt. Olczyk, 31, was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Glen Murray, a 24-year-old physical right winger.
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January 8, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What goes around finally came around for the Kings on Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks. After being the sacrificial lamb in ending opposing teams' losing streaks for most of the season, the Kings got a chance to switch roles with a 6-2 victory over the Canucks in front of 9,548--their smallest Forum crowd of the season.
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October 5, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For forward Eddie Olczyk, it was something of a natural hat trick. His wife, Diana, gave birth to their fourth child, Nicholas, at 5:20 p.m., at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He then made his way through Friday night rush hour traffic--no sweat, right?--left the hospital at 5:47 and walked in the door at the Forum in time to make his debut in a King uniform. Finally, Olczyk commemorated the birth of his son and the birth of his King career with a second-period goal.
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July 8, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN
The Kings have made their first foray into the summer free-agent market and are expected to sign center Eddie Olczyk to a two-year contract worth about $2 million, sources said. Olczyk, 29, played last season with the Winnipeg Jets, now known as the Phoenix Coyotes. Despite a knee injury and limited playing time, Olczyk scored 27 goals and had 49 points in 51 games with only 65 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder is expected to help the Kings' power play.
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March 19, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE
According to General Manager Sam McMaster, the Kings did not come close to making a trade other than the one they made Tuesday in sending veteran Eddie Olczyk to Pittsburgh for winger Glen Murray. But, McMaster said the team will be active in the free-agent market after the season. "Once the season ends and the playoffs are done completely, we will pursue unrestricted free agents," McMaster said. "We are going to look at the market and see how we can improve our club."
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