Bob Miller's Tales from the Los Angeles Kings

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Sports Publishing LLC, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 175 pages
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For nearly four decades the Los Angeles Kings have made history and entertained hockey fans throughout Southern California. For 31 of those seasons Bob Miller has been the "Voice of the Kings" as the play by-play man for more than 2,500 games, including regular, pre- and postseason contests. He has seen just about all of the high and low points in Kings history, as well as the many great players who have worn the Los Angeles uniform. The Kings are, of course, not just an ordinary NHL franchise, especially when it comes to mixing Hollywood with hockey. In Bob Miller's Tales from the Los Angeles Kings, the Hall of Fame broadcaster gives readers his insight into the Kings' owners, from the legendary Jack Kent Cooke to the flamboyant Jerry Buss. He also talks about owner Bruce McNall, who made the deal for superstar Wayne Gretzky and put Los Angeles on the hockey map, but who eventually lost the franchise by overspending. Throughout the Kings' first 37 seasons of play, great players have generated many memorable moments in Kings history. Miller has described the action of many of those players and events from the broadcast booth. From the team's first true superstar, goaltender Rogie Vachon, through the Gretzky era to Ziggy Palffy and today's Kings, Miller has seen and heard a lot. He is like a walking history book of the Kings. Each chapter in the book offers a trip down memory lane for Los Angeles hockey fans. He will tell readers what it was like to follow the exploits of Gretzky as he broke every major NHL scoring record. Miller also offers insight into the trade that brought superstar Marcel Dionne to the team and how the Kings' front office was involved in a trade that broughtbasketball superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Los Angeles. Finally, a major focus is placed on the 1992-93 season, when Wayne Gretzky led the Kings to their highest plateau ever, taking them to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Montreal Can
 

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Contents

PREGAME
9
FIRST INTERMISSION
33
SECOND INTERMISSION
73
FINAL INTERMISSION
123
Chapter 5
129
Chapter 6
139
AFTERWORD
173
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