June 29, 1991
I have just renamed the Los Angeles Kings. They are now "the Old Men's Home" on Manchester Avenue. When the Kings started their trek to destruction, by trading away Steve Duchesne, I knew they were headed for the home. TAMARA DEVEREAUX Sherman Oaks
April 21, 1990
Being a Kings fan, I have a few observations: 1) The crowd at Game 6 was great, let's keep it up. 2) Bernie Nicholls is a crybaby. 3) Tony Granato and Tomas Sandstrom for Nicholls was a steal. 4) Kelly Hrudey is a phenomenal playoff goalie. 5) Wayne Gretzky at 80% is better than 90% of the players at 100%. 6) John Tonelli and Steve Kasper are vital players to the Kings. 7) Steve Duchesne is regaining last year's form. 8) Marty McSorley plays extremely hard, and he is improving. 9) If they beat the Flames, they can beat anybody.
October 8, 1998 |
1997-98 Record: 38-33-11. Where finished: Second in Pacific Division (swept by St. Louis in first round of playoffs). Who's new: D Steve Duchesne (signed as free agent), D Doug Bodger (trade with New Jersey), LW Josh Green (rookie). Who's gone: D Aki Berg (unsigned restricted free agent), D Doug Zmolek (traded to Chicago), G Frederic Chabot (lost in waiver draft), RW Vitali Yachmenev (traded to Nashville).
April 24, 1999
In the never-ending competition for the entertainment dollar in Southern California, the Kings need to take a page not only from their history, but from other attractions. Why do you think Disneyland, Knott's and Universal add major new attractions costing as much as the GNP of some countries? Your last major attraction was the Great One, and that was a long time ago. In other words, you need a new ride. MICHAEL GRAY Placentia So the Kings fired Larry Robinson.
June 1, 1991 |
Not all the Kings celebrated the news that Jari Kurri had joined them. "It was kind of a shock," said defenseman Steve Duchesne, who was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in the three-team deal. "I understand Wayne (Gretzky) wants Kurri here. I've got nothing against him. A lot of people are telling me things like Wayne made the trade. I don't believe that. Playing with him raised my level of play. "And (owner) Bruce McNall helped me on and off the ice.
March 24, 1999 |
The Kings got a hard lesson in economics Tuesday and Steve Duchesne was the instructor. Tuition was $4.25 million. "Free agency costs more," said Dave Taylor, the Kings' vice president, general manager and chief student, after he had settled Duchesne's contract and traded him to Philadelphia for defenseman Dave Babych, 37, and a fifth-round choice in the 2000 entry draft. "Under free agency, you spend more dollars and more years than you really believe a player is worth.