May 1, 2013 |
Tuesday night it seemed to be Christmas in April for Fox Sports West. First the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings and then the suddenly struggling Los Angeles Clippers were involved in key playoff games shown on the channel. Except then the Kings went into overtime, jamming themselves right against the Clippers-Memphis game. The channel dealt with the conflict by showing the games simultaneously on a split screen. On Wednesday, FS West explained the decision in a statement: "We attempt to work with the leagues to avoid playoff scheduling conflicts in advance.
April 2, 2013 |
AT PHOENIX When: 7 PDT. Where: Jobing.com Arena, Glendale, Ariz. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 20-12-3; Coyotes 14-15-6. Record vs. Coyotes: 3-1. Update: Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin was chosen the NHL's rookie of the month for March. He had four goals, 11 points and a plus-10 defensive rating in 17 games.
March 8, 2013 |
Conversations between Darryl Sutter and Miikka Kiprusoff weren't long when Sutter coached the star goalie in Calgary. Sutter, who now coaches the Kings, is almost loquacious compared to the quiet Finn. But Sutter clearly enjoys talking about him and their run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2004. "Man of few words," Sutter said Friday. "That's why we have such a good relationship, because we know what to expect. It's not hard to figure out, right? Show up. Game day. Go hard. Go home.
January 18, 2013
Kings' season opener Timetable for the festivities surrounding the Kings' opener Saturday at Staples Center and their Stanley Cup banner raising ceremony: 9:30 a.m.: Pregame Fan Fest outside Staples Center, featuring street hockey, face painting, a tattoo artist, merchandise sales, and giveaways from mascot Bailey and the Ice Crew. 9:30-10 a.m.: The Stanley Cup will be on display at center ice at Holiday Ice at L.A. Live. Ice to open for skating at 11 a.m. 10:15-11:15 a.m.: Kings alumni Marcel Dionne and Daryl Evans will sign autographs at the Toyota display on Chick Hearn Court.
June 4, 2012 |
Tim Leiweke drew laughter when he talked about the Kings' long partnership with Fox Sports. Yes — talk about the definition of a long-suffering partner. A partner, Leiweke said, "that was passionate about the Kings when we sucked. " Ah, those long-ago days. Leiweke, president and chief executive of Kings parent company AEG, was making the formal announcement Monday about an agreement between the Kings and Fox, keeping the team on the Fox Sports West cable network through 2024.
May 23, 2012 |
The voice on the phone was animated, a Kings fan talking about the team's run to the Stanley Cup Final with the passion typical of their loyal, long-suffering audience. "It's been unreal what they've done and what they've accomplished so far," Wayne Gretzky said Wednesday. "It's been unreal for the organization and it's been great for hockey in California and L.A. We live in L.A., so we're seeing it first-hand how fans are rallying around the Kings and hoping that they bring home the Stanley Cup. "It's been fun to watch.