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November 5, 1998 | JERRY CROWE
* High-scoring left wing for the Kings Get Your Motor Runnin': In the off season, on Friday, my wife, Stacia, and I ride our Harleys into Westwood--it's only a five-minute ride from home. First up is dinner at Mustache Cafe. You can't go wrong with the smoked chicken fettuccine. It's outstanding. Stacia loves the Cajun chicken salad, and we usually split the chocolate souffle for dessert. After dinner, it's back on the Harleys and over to catch a movie.
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January 14, 2014 | HELENE ELLIOTT
When a young Wayne Gretzky skated eight or 10 hours a day on frozen Canadian ponds, his ears would freeze and his toes would become so numb that he'd have tears in his eyes when he came inside and his father rubbed his feet to warm them. "Those are the things you never forget about being outside," he said. His next outdoor skate will be slightly different. One night soon, Gretzky will take a twirl on the rink that began to take shape Monday at Dodger Stadium for the Jan. 25 game between the Kings and the Ducks.
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December 7, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
  Now that the Kings have won the Stanley Cup, Luc Robitaille has accomplished pretty much all there is to accomplish in the NHL. Now, how about an Emmy for voice work? The legendary Kings star and current president of business operations has a prominent role on the season premiere of the Disney Channel's animated children's show "Phineas and Ferb" on Friday night. "It was a lot of fun. The guys over there are big hockey fans. It was fun to be there," Robitaille told NHL.com.
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January 13, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
This Dodger Stadium gathering on a winter day -- well, winter in name only -- was, among other things, to witness the arrival of the “ice truck,” officially kicking off the building of the rink for the Kings-Ducks game Jan. 25. Beyond, and above that, it marked a very public return of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky to the NHL fold. Gretzky talked about the day in larger terms, not personal ones. “It's a wonderful day, a great day for the sport,” Gretzky said Monday. “It's a great day for the Kings and the Ducks organizations.
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March 26, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Today, the White House. Tomorrow, the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. It's an interesting itinerary that Luc Robitaille is following this week, and here's the rundown. On Tuesday, Robitaille, the Kings' president of business operations, accompanied the team to Washington, D.C., to join MLS champion the Galaxy in being honored by President Obama for winning their league titles. On Wednesday, Robitaille is scheduled to be in Toronto to present a 2012 Stanley Cup ring to the Hall of Fame to be included in a special Stanley Cup display.
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September 21, 2012 | Helene Elliott
NORBERTVILLE, Canada - Madeleine Robitaille could have requested anything from her Hockey Hall of Fame son Luc and he would have moved mountains to give it to her, but that isn't her way. She and her husband, Claude, worked hard for all they had as they raised three kids in Montreal, Madeleine unfailingly elegant from her well-coiffed head to her stylish feet. "We always joke that everything she wears matches," said Luc, the Kings' president of business operations and dutiful son who calls his parents at least three times a week.
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June 14, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Continuing our countdown of the 10 greatest  L.A. Kings  of all time, as chosen by Times readers. No. 3: Luc Robitialle (186 first-place votes, 10,054 points) Luc Robitaille joined the Kings in 1986 and won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's best first-year player after scoring 45 goals to go with 39 assists. Robitaille scored more than 40 goals in each of his first eight seasons, including three 50-plus seasons, and a career high of 63 in 1992-93, a season he was named team captain in place of injured superstar Wayne Gretzky.
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February 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Kings Hall of Fame member Luc Robitaille will make a cameo tonight on the hit television show "How I Met Your Mother. " Now president of business operations with the club, Robitaille is featured in a portion of the show where the cast is delighted to learn about a singer from the 1990s during a program called "Underneath the Tunes," a spoof of VH1's "Behind the Music. " The cast is enthralled, as many of us are, with the behind-the-scenes story of Robin Sparkles, a Canadian sensation.
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February 9, 1988 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
A women's group recently named him one of the 10 most watchable men in the English-speaking world. He is represented by the William Morris Agency and dates an actress. And, though he plays for a team that ranks near the bottom of the National Hockey League in the standings and in attendance, he is the people's choice to start at left wing for the Campbell Conference tonight in the NHL All-Star game.
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August 26, 2002 | GEOFFREY MOHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nina McCormick snapped a picture, then walked up to the athletic-looking guy holding the big silver cup in front of Grauman's Chinese Theater, and asked, "What's your name?" "Luc Robitaille," the man replied, with a grin. And the cup's name is Stanley. Stanley Cup. The real one that they gave to the Detroit Red Wings this past season. McCormick, who hails from the Motor City, blushed redder than her hometown hockey team's insignia.
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January 8, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
The Kings knew Hall of Fame talent when they saw it - even if it was talent for another sport. In 1984 they used their fourth-round pick and 69 th overall in the entry draft to select a Massachusetts high school hockey player of some note - a center named Tom Glavine. He chose baseball instead and on Wednesday was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. That same year, General Manager Rogie Vachon waited until the ninth round - 171 st overall - to select a high-scoring but raw left wing named Luc Robitaille.
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June 5, 2013 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi, a New York native, said he has no trouble understanding the limited English of his Russian-born defense partner, Slava Voynov. "I think it's pretty easy when you're saying the same 10 words to each other," Scuderi said. Especially when four of those words are "Congratulations on your goal," a phrase Scuderi has repeated often this spring. Voynov's fifth goal of the playoffs, an almost comically slow change-of-pace produced when his stick broke as he shot, held up as the winner Tuesday in the Kings' 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, a game the injury-depleted Kings simply refused to lose.
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March 27, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Kings great Luc Robitaille donated a 2012 Stanley Cup championship ring to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday, which added it to the Stanley Cup Championship display at the Hall in Toronto. "We are very grateful to the Los Angeles Kings organization, especially Luc Robitaille,” said Bill Hay, the chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame.  “As chairman and CEO of the Hockey Hall of Fame, it's an honor to accept this Stanley Cup ring.  It will make a wonderful addition to our special Stanley Cup Ring exhibit.” The ring is featured in a display celebrating the current and past Stanley Cup champions, including the first-ever Stanley Cup ring (1893)
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March 15, 2013 | Helene Elliott
Tim Leiweke spent his last evening as president and chief executive of AEG watching the Galaxy defeat Costa Rica's Herediano at the Home Depot Center. Had the Kings been home Leiweke might have been at Staples Center, cheering from the corner season seats he bought so he could vent his passion more freely than he could in a remote suite. Leiweke, whose departure "by mutual agreement" was announced Thursday when the Anschutz Co. took AEG off the market, gladly became the face of the Kings and Galaxy and not only because owner Phil Anschutz stayed out of daily operations.
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March 3, 2013 | By Helene Elliott
Jerry Buss was so strongly associated with the Lakers and their championships that it's easy to forget he was the Kings' second owner - and that they were more to him than a throw-in item when he bought the Lakers, the Forum, the Kings and a 13,000-acre ranch from Jack Kent Cooke in 1979. Buss was more of a basketball fan than a hockey fan, but he put a lot of time and money into stabilizing and promoting the Kings. Soon after he took over, he signed high-scoring forward Marcel Dionne to a six-year contract worth a then-astonishing $600,000 a year, a pattern he followed with his NBA team.
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February 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Kings Hall of Fame member Luc Robitaille will make a cameo tonight on the hit television show "How I Met Your Mother. " Now president of business operations with the club, Robitaille is featured in a portion of the show where the cast is delighted to learn about a singer from the 1990s during a program called "Underneath the Tunes," a spoof of VH1's "Behind the Music. " The cast is enthralled, as many of us are, with the behind-the-scenes story of Robin Sparkles, a Canadian sensation.
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June 24, 2009 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Champagne doesn't flow freely around the Kings' offices, what with the playoffs a distant memory and one Stanley Cup finals appearance since 1967, but two bottles sat in a bucket in their conference room Tuesday beside a cake decorated with ripe strawberries and the words "Congratulations Luc."
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January 27, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Before the Kings hoisted their 2012 Stanley Cup banner to the rafters of Staples Center, the biggest decision they had was choosing a company to make it. Luc Robitaille, the team's president of business operations, said the club decided to go with New England Banner & Flag in Watertown, Mass. "It was important to us that we did the right banner for our fans," Robitaille said. "So we took our time to choose the right company and it was important for us to choose a company who had some history and for us to choose a company that showed our brand the right way. " That led the Kings to Steve Viola in Watertown.
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