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June 13, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Continuing our countdown of the 10 greatest  L.A. Kings  of all time, as chosen by Times readers. No. 5: Rogie Vachon (31 first-place votes, 6,682 points) Vachon, who began his career with Montreal, was traded to the Kings in 1971 and became their first real superstar. He was one of the best one-on-one goaltenders of his era and never gave up a goal on a penalty shot. After retiring, Vachon served as general manager of the Kings from 1984 to 1992 and has served as interim head coach of the team on three separate occasions.
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March 24, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + The San Jose Sharks touched many hearts by going all-out to grant the wish of 17-year-old Sam Tageson, who has a debilitating heart condition. They signed him to a one-day contract and let him skate onto the ice with them last Tuesday, triggering a flood of emotions from him and all who saw or read about it. Many teams do similar good deeds. Bad guys make headlines but there are good people in the sports world.
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June 25, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angels Times
Legendary Kings goalie Rogie Vachon has listed his Venice-area home at $1,488,000. The Mediterranean-style house is six blocks from the beach. Built in 2001, the 3,005-square-foot tri-level includes a den, a loft, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Vachon, 64, is selling because he has purchased another house in the area. He was goalie for the Los Angeles Kings from 1971 to '78 and general manager from 1984 to '92. His number 30 was the first retired by the Kings. During his time in the National Hockey League, the goaltender also played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Detroit Redwings and the Boston Bruins.
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March 22, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Forget the torch passing. Maybe there should have been the passing of a goalie stick when legend Rogie Vachon and Jonathan Quick convened in the dressing room Saturday afternoon after Quick became the winningest goalie in Kings history. Quick made 24 saves in recording his fifth shutout of the season as the Kings beat the Florida Panthers, 4-0, at Staples Center. Scoring for the Kings were Trevor Lewis, Mike Richards, Dustin Brown and defenseman Alec Martinez. They have twice shut out the Panthers this season.
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September 12, 1988 | GORDON EDES, Times Staff Writer
Rogie Vachon is either the luckiest general manager in hockey or the one skating on thinnest ice. Vachon thought he knew pressure stopping 90-mile-an-hour slapshots for a living. But now, Vachon has No. 99, Wayne Gretzky, on his roster, and an owner, Bruce McNall, who parted with $15 million in order to get him. It's enough to make an ex-goalie wish he still had his mask to hide behind.
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April 24, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He has a better Forum seat than most fans. He has a nicer parking space. And he has far greater access to the players. But, for the first time in his adult life, Rogie Vachon is merely another fan. For the first time, he must sit at the Forum and cheer or agonize over the fortunes of his team, knowing that he has no more real power to affect the action on the ice than the guy in the last row. For 16 years, Vachon was a goaltender, one of the best in NHL history.
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October 24, 2011 | Helene Elliott
For perspective on the significance of Jonathan Quick's club-record shutout streak of 188 minutes and 10 seconds and historic three straight shutouts, consider this: It was only four years ago that the Kings used seven goalies and couldn't find one reliable enough to prevent them from finishing 29th in a 30-team league. The previous season they threw an out-of-his-league Yutaka Fukufuji in net four times, apparently traumatizing him so badly that he never played another NHL game.
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January 27, 1990
It's a good thing Rogie Vachon is not a physician. If you had a headache, he'd treat you for sore feet. ANDY PASTULA, Arcadia
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April 9, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE
Coach Larry Robinson will be honored at the Great Sports Legends awards dinner Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 7 p.m. Rogie Vachon, the team's director of hockey operations, will be honored for his work with Paralysis Project of America.
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June 3, 1989
Considering the way Rogie Vachon has been handling his position as King general manager lately, I'm hoping Ted Koppel will invite him on "Nightline" to discuss why so few blacks play hockey. JONATHAN MILLER Reseda
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March 22, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
For the Kings, it was almost like a carbon copy of their previous victory over the Florida Panthers this season. Close enough. This time, it was goalie Jonathan Quick with the 4-0 shutout against the Panthers, not Ben Scrivens, who pulled off that feat in a 3-0 Kings victory at Florida on Oct. 13. The win marked a career achievement for Quick -- his 172nd victory with the Kings, passing franchise legend Rogie Vachon. Vachon, in fact, was on hand at Staples Center on Saturday afternoon for the moment, a nice touch.
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March 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
Let's pause for a moment of appreciation for Rogie Vachon and Toe Blake. And Marian Gaborik. First, the present-day man of the moment: Gaborik. The recently acquired Gaborik set up the first goal and later scored the decisive goal in a three-round shootout, leading the Kings to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night at Staples Center. BOX SCORE: Kings 2, Capitals 1 (SO) The victory was the Kings' first in four games, stopping a three-game losing streak.
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June 13, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Continuing our countdown of the 10 greatest  L.A. Kings  of all time, as chosen by Times readers. No. 5: Rogie Vachon (31 first-place votes, 6,682 points) Vachon, who began his career with Montreal, was traded to the Kings in 1971 and became their first real superstar. He was one of the best one-on-one goaltenders of his era and never gave up a goal on a penalty shot. After retiring, Vachon served as general manager of the Kings from 1984 to 1992 and has served as interim head coach of the team on three separate occasions.
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June 4, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Alec Martinez was on the business end of Jack Ferreira's sense of humor recently. "Three times during the Western Conference Final, he broke his stick in the exact same spot trying to get off a one-timer," said Ferreira, special assistant to Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi. "I said something to him about it after a game and he said, 'You think it's I spend too much time in the weight room?'" Martinez, the Kings' 24-year-old defenseman, offered yet another tongue-and-cheek excuse, saying, "Blame it on Easton, not me. " Well, a little weight-room work and an Easton stick had Martinez answering a lot of questions after a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center on Monday.
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October 24, 2011 | Helene Elliott
For perspective on the significance of Jonathan Quick's club-record shutout streak of 188 minutes and 10 seconds and historic three straight shutouts, consider this: It was only four years ago that the Kings used seven goalies and couldn't find one reliable enough to prevent them from finishing 29th in a 30-team league. The previous season they threw an out-of-his-league Yutaka Fukufuji in net four times, apparently traumatizing him so badly that he never played another NHL game.
HOME & GARDEN
June 25, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angels Times
Legendary Kings goalie Rogie Vachon has listed his Venice-area home at $1,488,000. The Mediterranean-style house is six blocks from the beach. Built in 2001, the 3,005-square-foot tri-level includes a den, a loft, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Vachon, 64, is selling because he has purchased another house in the area. He was goalie for the Los Angeles Kings from 1971 to '78 and general manager from 1984 to '92. His number 30 was the first retired by the Kings. During his time in the National Hockey League, the goaltender also played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Detroit Redwings and the Boston Bruins.
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December 7, 1991
I think that Fred Claire and Rogie Vachon have a bet with one another to see who can make the worst trades. Unfortunately, both of them are winning. JACK DIETZ Los Angeles
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December 12, 1987
The Kings did not solve the problem in firing Mike Murphy. Pat Quinn left the organization because he knew they will go nowhere with Rogie Vachon as general manager. Now Mr. Vachon fires Murphy. He has appointed two coaches who have not been successful, made an attempt at coaching himself (a 10-3 loss) and still sits arrogantly smoking a cigar while his efforts to be a successful GM go up in smoke. Don't fire the coaches; fire the GM. WAYNE HANSEN Hemet
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November 9, 1997 | From Associated Press
Patrick Roy stopped 31 shots at Denver to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues and earn his 356th victory, moving past Rogie Vachon into seventh place on the career win list for goaltenders. Alexei Gusarov, Rene Corbet and Eric Lacroix scored third-period goals as the Avalanche pulled away from a 1-1 tie. The goals came five minutes apart and chased St. Louis goaltender Jamie McLennan, subbing for Grant Fuhr, who was held out with a sore left ram.
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April 9, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE
Coach Larry Robinson will be honored at the Great Sports Legends awards dinner Thursday at the Beverly Hills Hotel at 7 p.m. Rogie Vachon, the team's director of hockey operations, will be honored for his work with Paralysis Project of America.
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