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March 13, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
After more than two decades as the analyst on Kings telecasts, Jim Fox is probably better known for his fine work in breaking down plays and providing context over the air than he is for his 10-year playing career with the Kings. “I do run into a lot of people who don't know that I played. And they watch me on TV. But I'm used to it by now,” he said. “When Wayne Gretzky came, that's when the spotlight shone on the Kings and I was part of that for a year or two. In all honesty, you go back to Canada and people are there all the time with hockey cards, even today.
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March 13, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
After more than two decades as the analyst on Kings telecasts, Jim Fox is probably better known for his fine work in breaking down plays and providing context over the air than he is for his 10-year playing career with the Kings. “I do run into a lot of people who don't know that I played. And they watch me on TV. But I'm used to it by now,” he said. “When Wayne Gretzky came, that's when the spotlight shone on the Kings and I was part of that for a year or two. In all honesty, you go back to Canada and people are there all the time with hockey cards, even today.
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December 14, 2002
Why am I a Kings' hockey fan? It's not only the game. It is the people. Last week, my 16-year-old daughter contacted the Kings through their Web site about a speech she was to give on fighting in the National Hockey League for one of her classes. She was hoping to get feedback from Jim Fox, the TV color commentator and 10-year NHL veteran. Not only did they pass the request on, Mr. Fox personally took the time for a 20-minute telephone interview. Thanks to Jim Fox and the entire King organization.
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March 13, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
The start of the Kings' game Thursday against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Staples Center will be delayed by a pregame ceremony honoring former winger and current TV analyst Jim Fox, part of the team's Legends Night Series. Waiting for Fox apparently isn't anything new to Coach Darryl Sutter. “He holds us up a lot, actually, getting on the airplanes. He'll hold us up tonight too,” Sutter said jokingly after the team's morning skate in El Segundo. The ceremony to honor Fox will be the third and final such occasion this season.
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August 18, 1990
I can't believe the Kings are breaking up the best announcing team in Los Angeles. By demoting Nick Nickson to radio only and replacing him with former player and rookie broadcaster Jim Fox, King fans come up big losers. With Bob Miller and Nick you were always sure to get an accurate and honest call of the game, with no cheerleading. BILL NOYES Diamond Bar
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April 7, 2001
Tuesday was one of those rare nights when you realize how fortunate we are to be sports fans in Los Angeles. Not because of the Lakers, Dodgers or Kings, but rather the voices that bring each game to life. I was able to listen to Chick Hearn and Stu Lantz call the Lakers-Jazz game . . . Bob Miller and Jim Fox keep up with each slap shot in the Kings-Coyotes game . . . and finally Vin Scully painting the scene at the Dodgers-Diamondbacks game. I love L.A.! ANDREW DEL GUERCIO Tarzana
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October 1, 1989
Jim Fox, Ron Duguay, Dale DeGray, Phil Sykes, Chris Kontos and Scott Bjugstad were among the 12 players the Kings left unprotected--available to other teams--in Monday's waiver draft. Fox, who has worked for more than 16 months to rehabilitate his knees after having surgery, said Saturday night that he didn't know whether he would want to play for another team. "I'd have to do a lot of thinking about that," Fox said. "I might retire. It would not be totally a business decision.
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March 3, 2007
It's heartwarming to see that Dean Lombardi is giving Matty Norstrom a chance to win the Cup by sending him to Dallas. Too bad we Kings fans continue to bear the brunt of such generosity. ELLIOT POWERS Arcadia Wow, the Kings traded practically everyone except Bob Miller and Jim Fox! I guess they couldn't get a draft choice for them. JOE MASSARO Rancho Cucamonga As a lifelong Kings fan, it is difficult watching the team stripped to the bone.
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June 6, 2012 | By Andrew Owens
L.A. Live and the rest of the area surrounding Staples Center is buzzing this afternoon in anticipation of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils. Even though the puck doesn't drop for another two hours, fans are already chanting, "We want the Cup," as they prepare to root on the Kings to what would be their first NHL championship. The lines outside surrounding restaurants are filled with fans wearing purple, silver and black.
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May 31, 2012 | By Helene Elliott and Houston Mitchell
The Kings have spoken. Rest easy, Kings fans. If the Kings reach a Stanley Cup-clinching game, they are trying to find a way for you to be able to hear Bob Miller call it. Just not live. Miller and color man Jim Fox will record the game, which will be available at a later date for Kings fans to listen to. This comes in response to an outcry from Kings fans online who wanted to hear the legendary announcer count down the seconds should the Kings win the Cup. Many ideas were floated.
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June 13, 2012 | By Bob Miller
One of the things I'm most proud of is staying with the same organization for 39 years. There were seasons when, quite frankly, we knew the Kings had no chance. There were times when we were on a different radio station every year and people would tell me they couldn't get the signal. I'd think, "Is anybody listening?" That's what made this playoff run so amazing. It was frustrating that Jim Fox and I couldn't call the games in the Final, but I knew that would happen because NBC had the rights and that's what happens not only in hockey but also the NBA and the NFL and the World Series.
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June 6, 2012 | By Chris Foster
A fan outside Staples Center on Monday seemed to capsulize the plight of Kings fans. Above the number on the back of his Kings' jersey, instead of his name, were the words “love” and “hate.” Kings fans have a moment they can simply love. After 45 years, three owners, two lockouts, one bankruptcy and countless promises, the Kings are poised to deliver. With a victory tonight over the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center, the Kings would take home the Stanley Cup for the first time.
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June 6, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Thanks to some scrambling by the Kings, the voices of team TV announcers Bob Miller and Jim Fox will be heard inside Staples Center on Wednesday during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, and will also be preserved for posterity. Miller and Fox were exiled to the sidelines after the first round of the playoffs because the NHL's TV deal grants NBC exclusive broadcast rights. Kings executives arranged for them to call the game and any other potential clinchers if the Kings don't finish off the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday.
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June 6, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Just a slice of awesome zen at Wednesday's morning skate, filling the air with anticipation at Staples Center before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Kings and the Devils. The Kings lead the best-of-seven series, three games to none, and could win their first Stanley Cup tonight. Kings left wing Dustin Penner had said before Game 1 in Newark that it felt like Christmas morning. If so, then how about this? "If there was a better holiday than Christmas, it would be today," Penner said.
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June 6, 2012 | By Andrew Owens
L.A. Live and the rest of the area surrounding Staples Center is buzzing this afternoon in anticipation of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils. Even though the puck doesn't drop for another two hours, fans are already chanting, "We want the Cup," as they prepare to root on the Kings to what would be their first NHL championship. The lines outside surrounding restaurants are filled with fans wearing purple, silver and black.
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June 5, 2012 | By Chris Foster
It's closing time. The Kings know it. The New Jersey Devils know it. The question is, do the Kings take a spin with the Stanley Cup on Wednesday night or at some point in the next week? But coronation day is coming with the Kings up, 3-0, in the Cup Final. "The last one is the hardest," Kings forward Jarret Stoll said. Nothing has seemed too difficult for the Kings so far. The season began in October, but this amazing run started after giving two goals in the last four minutes in a 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings on March 9. The Kings are 24-4-3 since, including a 15-2 record in the playoffs.
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September 30, 1985 | CHRIS BAKER
Rookie center Dave Gans of the Kings got off to a slow start in training camp last year and was quickly shipped off to the minors. "I had injured my ankle before training camp and I lost my confidence," Gans said. "Mentally I wasn't ready." But it looks like Gans is ready to make the Kings this year. Gans scored two goals and had two assists to lead the Kings a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks Sunday night in a National Hockey League exhibition game at the Pacific Coliseum.
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June 6, 2012 | By Chris Foster
A fan outside Staples Center on Monday seemed to capsulize the plight of Kings fans. Above the number on the back of his Kings' jersey, instead of his name, were the words “love” and “hate.” Kings fans have a moment they can simply love. After 45 years, three owners, two lockouts, one bankruptcy and countless promises, the Kings are poised to deliver. With a victory tonight over the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center, the Kings would take home the Stanley Cup for the first time.
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June 5, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
For many Kings fans, the joy of being one victory away from the team's first Stanley Cup championship is incomplete because they haven't been able to hear the play-by-play call and analysis of announcers Bob Miller and Jim Fox, who were relegated to the sidelines after the first round because of the exclusivity clause in the NHL's television deal with NBC. Club executives have been working on a solution that would respect complicated broadcast-rights issues...
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May 31, 2012 | By Helene Elliott and Houston Mitchell
The Kings have spoken. Rest easy, Kings fans. If the Kings reach a Stanley Cup-clinching game, they are trying to find a way for you to be able to hear Bob Miller call it. Just not live. Miller and color man Jim Fox will record the game, which will be available at a later date for Kings fans to listen to. This comes in response to an outcry from Kings fans online who wanted to hear the legendary announcer count down the seconds should the Kings win the Cup. Many ideas were floated.
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