Tales from the Los Angeles Kings Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Kings Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Los Angeles Kings Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Kings Stories Ever Told

by Bob Miller


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In Tales from the Los Angeles Kings Locker Room, Bob Miller shares 40 years of Hollywood hockey with fans, reminding them of the highs and lows of Los Angeles hockey, while entertaining them with behind-the-scenes looks into the history of the 2012 Stanley Cup championship team.

As the “Voice of the Kings,” Miller has been part of the Kings experience from the era of original owner Jack Kent Cooke to the days of flamboyant Jerry Buss; from the team’s first true superstar, Rogie Vachon, to then-owner Bruce McNall’s trade that put Southern California on the hockey map—the acquisition of Wayne Gretzky in 1988.

Join Miller as he skates through Kings history, examining off-the-wall personalities and the team’s greatest moments—from thrilling playoff victories to the Kings’ involvement in the Lakers’ acquisition of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. You will read about the greatest personalities ever to don the royal black and silver—from the “Triple Crown” line to Jonathan Quick and today’s Kings—and relish the stories that make Tales from the Los Angeles Kings Locker Room the ultimate addition to any Kings fan’s library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613213605
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 04/24/2013
Series: Tales from the Team Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.32(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Bob Miller, a hockey Hall of Famer, has been the “Voice of the Los Angeles Kings” for nearly forty seasons. He is a recipient of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, awarded to members of the radio and television industries who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and the game of hockey. In addition Miller is a member of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame. In February of 2001, that organization named him the top television play-by-play announcer in Southern California sports, the second time he has won the award. Along with his Kings-related duties, Miller has also accented numerous TV and film projects including Cheers, Rollerball, Miracle on Ice, The Mighty Ducks, and The Mighty Ducks 2. In 1997, Miller was selected as one of the six inaugural members of the Kings Hall of Fame during the organization’s thirtieth anniversary celebration.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface ix

Chapter 1 2012 Stanley Cup 1

Chapter 2 Preseason-There Used to be an Arena 21

Chapter 3 First Period-The Owners 53

First Intermission 67

Chapter 4 Second Period-Jester's Tales in the Kings' Court 71

Second Intermission 91

Chapter 5 Third Period-The Kingdom 95

Final Intermission 123

Chapter 6 Overtime 127

Chapter 7 Playoffs 133

Afterword 159

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