November 12th, 2012, 01:40 PM #1
Facts on the Fly: Lockout Edition 11/12/2012
Well the Lockout continues but the two sides are talking which is at least something for us to be even the smallest bit optimistic about. Hopefully in the next week or so we are talking about a revised schedule and when we will be seeing the banner raised. Thank you to those who have been participating in the trivia, I am learning more and I hope others are as well. Since we are still kind of in the offseason, the first bit here is on things that have happened in the offseason or in the preseason.
On June 10 1987, Luc Robitaille was named the NHL Rookie of the Year for the 1986-87 season. He was the first King to win the Calder Trophy.
(Image of Robitaille)
King’s coach Bob Pulford is the first and only coach in team history to earn the Adam’s Trophy as coach of the year in 1975.
(Image of Pulford)
The ground breaking for the Forum, future home of the Kings, is held on July 1, 1966.
(Image of Forum)
The first Frozen Fury is announced on July 14, 1997; the Kings would win that first Frozen Fury against the Colorado Avalanche in OT 4-3 on September 20, 1997 in Las Vegas.
(Image of Frozen Fury)
August 9, 1988; The Trade. We all know who, what, when, where, and how. But just how BIG was it to the people of Canada. The New Democratic Party House leader in Canada, (Nelson Riis) demanded that the government step in and block the trade from happening.
The first practice in team history took place in a training camp at Guelph, Ontario on September 6, 1967.
(Image of 1967 Kings)
The Kings first game ever is at their training camp in Guelph on 9/18/67, they lose 7-3 to the North Stars. The Kings would get their first win as a team in preseason the following night, 6-2 over the same North Star team; Eddie Joyal had a hat trick for the Kings.
(Image of North Stars v. LA Kings)
On 9/20/99, the Kings play their last game at the Forum against the team from Anaheim. It is a preseason contest that sees the Kings win 8-1 in a game more remembered for the 11 fighting majors and 7 game misconducts.
Since the Kings would have played the NY Islanders last week; here are some quick Islander facts:
Many of you know that I will not purposefully write down the full name of the Team from Anaheim; but did you know that the team we know as the Islanders were originally going to be named the Long Island Ducks? This was the name of the team from the Eastern Hockey League and was the early favorite for the new team.
(Image of Long Island Ducks)
One of the great games in NHL history happened in the 1987 playoffs in a game between the Capitals and the Islanders, the Easter Epic. Islander goalie Kelly Hrudey stopped 73 shots on goal while Pat LaFontaine scored at 8:47 of the fourth overtime—and at 1:56 a.m. on Easter Sunday morning. The win came even though the Islanders had been outshot 75–52.
(Image of Hrudey)
Completely random Kings facts:
The 1981/82 season saw a great deal many players on and off the team, 39 total for the season. This being said, there were many players that wore the same number, (at different times of course) throughout the season. For instance, the number 9 was worn by four different players; Bernie Nicholls, Billy Harris, Scott Gruhl, and Al Hangsleben. In fact Bernie Nicholls wore three different numbers himself; 9, 10, and 15.
(Image of Nicholls)
When the Kings went to the Stanley Cup in 1993 they only had two players that played all 84 regular season games; Luc Robitaille and Mike Donnelly. This year the Kings had 5 players that played all 82 regular season games; Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown, Justin Williams, Matt Greene, and Rob Scuderi.
The Kings may have won the Stanley Cup this year but this year they had the most overtime losses since the shoot out era began with 15.
Here is your trivia starter: Which King has played the most playoff games as a member of the Kings?
Sources: LAKINGS.com; NHL.com; TSN.ca; HOCKEYDB.com; HOCKEY-REFERENCE.com; GOOGLE IMAGES
November 12th, 2012, 02:35 PM #2
It would probably have to be someone who played in the playoff run in the late 80's / early 90's and also the 3 years in the early 00's, so that basically leads to Luc or Blake. I'll say Luc since he was around longer (and so I won't get booed)
From that last game at the Forum against the quackpack - What song did they play when the game was over?
November 12th, 2012, 02:50 PM #3
I'm guessing Dave Taylor for the most playoff games as a King.
November 12th, 2012, 02:53 PM #4
Nice work Rawley but didn't you mean Analeim...
November 12th, 2012, 04:56 PM #5
Facts on the Fly: Lockout Edition 11/12/2012
Ah crap, I didn't think of Taylor. I'm guessing you're right
November 12th, 2012, 05:46 PM #6
I really wish the Kings would wear the yellow (gold) retros in the near future. They finally got it right with this version
Originally Posted by Rawley19
November 13th, 2012, 10:15 AM #7
The answer is Luc with 94 playoff games played in a Kings uni. Taylor is an excellent guess as well with 92 playoff games. Since I went and gave the answer for that one, here is another:
Sticking with the playoffs; there are two Kings that hold the team record for most points by a rookie in playoff year, the number of points is 13. Even more hints, one was done in 1982 and the other in 1993. Who are they?
November 13th, 2012, 10:18 AM #8
And Pepperdine, not a clue other than a guess of, "Turn Out the Lights the Parties Over" for the final song.
November 13th, 2012, 11:29 AM #9
I know one is Daryl Evans, I couldn't tell you who the other one is.
November 13th, 2012, 11:56 AM #10
Could that be Warren Rychel ?