Pre-History

CCM develops new revolutionary dye-sublimation technique

…which will for the first time allow actual gradations of color on a jersey. The Kings will utilize this technology on their new “third” jersey, currently in development, and which will debut in the beginning of 1996. I have it on good authority that the design is eye-catching. They’re also employing a new font for…

My season tickets came today

I was looking over my beautiful tickets, and I noticed something. This has to be the most favorable schedule the Kings have ever had. Short road trips, few back-to-backs, several long home-stands, no long breaks…it’s about time the schedule-makers looked favorably upon the Kings. An excellent omen for 1994-95!  

From the Vault: Kings Add Final Piece (10-9-78)

Having gotten rid of that loser Rogie Vachon, the Kings have upgraded their goaltending by trading their worthless 1979 first round pick to the Boston Bruins for franchise cornerstone Ron Grahame. Kings’ fans ten year wait for a cup is about to end.  

Pro Hockey coming back to L.A.?

I’m not holding my breath. Still mad about the whole Monarchs fiasco.

LA Times, 3/27/59

OFFICIALS SAY HOCKEY WOULD GO BIG HERE

Transfer of franchise in Western League discussed with Coliseum Commission

by Charles Curtis

Growth of the Western Hockey League, which is currently seeking to expand to Los Angeles and San Francisco, into a major league capable of rivaling the long-entrenched National Hockey League, was envisioned yesterday by WHL president Al Leader.