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LOS ANGELES KINGS 50TH ANNIVERSARY HARDCOVER BOOK PLUS SEASON TICKETS
LOS ANGELES KINGS 50TH ANNIVERSARY HARDCOVER BOOK PLUS SEASON TICKETS

$35.00

LOS ANGELES KINGS 2014 FINALS + PLAYOFFS + 2013 2014 SEASON TICKETS
LOS ANGELES KINGS 2014 FINALS + PLAYOFFS + 2013 2014 SEASON TICKETS

$80.00

2014 15 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOK 4 SETS OF TICKETS + PLAYOFFS
2014 15 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOK 4 SETS OF TICKETS + PLAYOFFS

$99.97

2016 17 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOK 4 SETS OF TICKETS VIP PREMIER
2016 17 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOK 4 SETS OF TICKETS VIP PREMIER

$99.97

Los Angeles Kings 2012 Stanley Cup Finals Ticket Sheets 4 tickets to each game
Los Angeles Kings 2012 Stanley Cup Finals Ticket Sheets 4 tickets to each game

$59.99

1986 1987 Los Angeles Kings Edmonton Oilers Unused Playoff Tickets Stubs 14
1986 1987 Los Angeles Kings Edmonton Oilers Unused Playoff Tickets Stubs 14

$29.95

LOS ANGELES KINGS 1997 1998 Stanley Cup Playoffs TICKET BOOKLET + 15 TICKETS
LOS ANGELES KINGS 1997 1998 Stanley Cup Playoffs TICKET BOOKLET + 15 TICKETS

$20.00

2012 2013 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOKLET PLUS PLAYOFFS
2012 2013 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOKLET PLUS PLAYOFFS

$35.00

 RARE 1992 Stanley Cup FINALS Complete Set PHANTOM TICKETS Los Angeles KINGS
RARE 1992 Stanley Cup FINALS Complete Set PHANTOM TICKETS Los Angeles KINGS

$59.99

2014 15 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOKLET PLUS PLAYOFFS
2014 15 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOKLET PLUS PLAYOFFS

$55.00

2012 STANLEY CUP CHAMPION FULL TICKET LOS ANGELES KINGS  COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
2012 STANLEY CUP CHAMPION FULL TICKET LOS ANGELES KINGS COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

$24.99

2012 2013 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOKLET PLUS PLAYOFFS
2012 2013 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOKLET PLUS PLAYOFFS

$40.00

2014 Stanley Cup Finals Los Angeles Kings New York Rangers Game 3 Ticket Stub
2014 Stanley Cup Finals Los Angeles Kings New York Rangers Game 3 Ticket Stub

$25.00

2014 15 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOKLET PLUS PLAYOFFS
2014 15 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOKLET PLUS PLAYOFFS

$60.00

2014 15 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOKLET PLUS PLAYOFFS
2014 15 LOS ANGELES KINGS SEASON TICKET BOOKLET PLUS PLAYOFFS

$45.00

2012 13 Los Angeles Kings Season Ticket Booklet final 24 games
2012 13 Los Angeles Kings Season Ticket Booklet final 24 games

$34.99

1992 93 CANADIENS LOS ANGELES KINGS NEUTRAL SITE GAME FULL TICKET PHOENIX 12 8
1992 93 CANADIENS LOS ANGELES KINGS NEUTRAL SITE GAME FULL TICKET PHOENIX 12 8

$39.99

Los Angeles Kings Playoff Tickets 05 30 14 Los Angeles 2 tickets
Los Angeles Kings Playoff Tickets 05 30 14 Los Angeles 2 tickets

$1,100.00

1970 71 NHL BUFFALO SABRES FIRST YEAR  LA KINGS FULL UNUSED HOCKEY TICKET
1970 71 NHL BUFFALO SABRES FIRST YEAR LA KINGS FULL UNUSED HOCKEY TICKET

$39.00

1970 71 NHL OAKLAND SEALS  LOS ANGELES KINGS FULL UNUSED HOCKEY TICKET OCT 17
1970 71 NHL OAKLAND SEALS LOS ANGELES KINGS FULL UNUSED HOCKEY TICKET OCT 17

$29.00

NHL Los Angeles Kings 2012 Stanley Cup Champion NJ Devils 4x6 Photo Ticket Frame
NHL Los Angeles Kings 2012 Stanley Cup Champion NJ Devils 4x6 Photo Ticket Frame

$28.99

2018 19 Los Angeles Kings Season Ticket Holder Box
2018 19 Los Angeles Kings Season Ticket Holder Box

$20.99

Los Angeles Kings Playoff vs San Jose Sharks Tickets 05 14 13 Los Angeles
Los Angeles Kings Playoff vs San Jose Sharks Tickets 05 14 13 Los Angeles

$775.00

2014 RARE RangersKings Stanley Cup Finals Complete Ticket Book Year GM 5 NY LA
2014 RARE RangersKings Stanley Cup Finals Complete Ticket Book Year GM 5 NY LA

$320.14

LOS ANGELES KINGS 1993 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS TICKET NEVER PLAYED GAME 3 FORUM
LOS ANGELES KINGS 1993 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS TICKET NEVER PLAYED GAME 3 FORUM

$20.00

LA Kings Stainless Steel Thermos Cup Mug Tumbler 2019 2020 Season Ticket Gift
LA Kings Stainless Steel Thermos Cup Mug Tumbler 2019 2020 Season Ticket Gift

$25.00

Los Angeles Kings 1971 ORIGINAL NHL ticket vs Minnesota North Stars The Forum
Los Angeles Kings 1971 ORIGINAL NHL ticket vs Minnesota North Stars The Forum

$34.95

Los Angeles Kings Playoff vs New York Rangers Tickets 06 07 14 Los Angeles
Los Angeles Kings Playoff vs New York Rangers Tickets 06 07 14 Los Angeles

$2,000.00

2 Los Angeles Kings Tickets Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 vs NY Rangers
2 Los Angeles Kings Tickets Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 vs NY Rangers

$1,300.00

2013 14 LA KINGS SEASON TICKET SET STUB REGULAR SEASON AND PLAYOFFS STANLEY CUP
2013 14 LA KINGS SEASON TICKET SET STUB REGULAR SEASON AND PLAYOFFS STANLEY CUP

$48.98

Los Angeles Kings NHL Autographs ticket photo hockey scrap book Bob Miller 1990
Los Angeles Kings NHL Autographs ticket photo hockey scrap book Bob Miller 1990

$100.00

LOS ANGELES KINGS 2012 STANLEY CUP CLINCHING GAME 6 TICKET STUB PSA GEM MINT 10
LOS ANGELES KINGS 2012 STANLEY CUP CLINCHING GAME 6 TICKET STUB PSA GEM MINT 10

$299.99

2011 12 NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS NJ DEVILS  LA KINGS FULL CLINCHER TICKET G6
2011 12 NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS NJ DEVILS LA KINGS FULL CLINCHER TICKET G6

$34.00

Los Angeles Kings Holiday Festival Tickets Available
Los Angeles Kings Holiday Festival Tickets Available

$90.00

2013 14 ANAHEIM DUCKS  LOS ANGELES KINGS DODGER STADIUM SERIES FULL TICKET
2013 14 ANAHEIM DUCKS LOS ANGELES KINGS DODGER STADIUM SERIES FULL TICKET

$34.99

1992 Los Angeles Kings v Winnipeg Jets Hockey Ticket Jari Kuri Two Goal Game
1992 Los Angeles Kings v Winnipeg Jets Hockey Ticket Jari Kuri Two Goal Game

$30.00

2014 Stanley Cup Finals Los Angeles Kings New York Rangers Game 4 Ticket Stub
2014 Stanley Cup Finals Los Angeles Kings New York Rangers Game 4 Ticket Stub

$25.00

LA KINGS 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Champions Souvenirs Towels Tickets Puck Schedule
LA KINGS 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Champions Souvenirs Towels Tickets Puck Schedule

$22.00

2009 WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs LOS ANGELES KINGS Ticket ALEX OVECHKIN 200th Goal
2009 WASHINGTON CAPITALS vs LOS ANGELES KINGS Ticket ALEX OVECHKIN 200th Goal

$65.00

2013 14 ANAHEIM DUCKS  LOS ANGELES KINGS DODGER STADIUM SERIES FULL TICKET
2013 14 ANAHEIM DUCKS LOS ANGELES KINGS DODGER STADIUM SERIES FULL TICKET

$74.99

1993 1994 HOF Wayne Gretzky NHL RECORD Goals 800  801 Sharks Kings Ticket Stub
1993 1994 HOF Wayne Gretzky NHL RECORD Goals 800 801 Sharks Kings Ticket Stub

$79.99

1981 Los Angeles Kings Forum Hockey VS Buffalo Sabres Mar 17 unused Ticket
1981 Los Angeles Kings Forum Hockey VS Buffalo Sabres Mar 17 unused Ticket

$29.99

1 Los Angeles Kings v Devils Tickets 06 11 12 Stanley Cup Clincher unused stub
1 Los Angeles Kings v Devils Tickets 06 11 12 Stanley Cup Clincher unused stub

$150.00

1982 Los Angeles Kings v Edmonton Oilers Hockey Ticket 3 10 Wayne Gretzky
1982 Los Angeles Kings v Edmonton Oilers Hockey Ticket 3 10 Wayne Gretzky

$45.00

1990 Los Angeles Kings v Edmonton Oilers Semifinals Playoff Ticket Gretzky Goal
1990 Los Angeles Kings v Edmonton Oilers Semifinals Playoff Ticket Gretzky Goal

$48.00

1988 Detroit  LA Kings Ticket Stub 10 06 88 Wayne Gretzky LA Kings Debut Game
1988 Detroit LA Kings Ticket Stub 10 06 88 Wayne Gretzky LA Kings Debut Game

$149.99

1999 00 LOS ANGELES KINGS LAST GAME PLAYED AT THE FORUM FULL TICKET VS DUCKS
1999 00 LOS ANGELES KINGS LAST GAME PLAYED AT THE FORUM FULL TICKET VS DUCKS

$99.99

1990 Los Angeles Kings v Calgary Flames Playoff Hockey Ticket 3 Gretzky Assist
1990 Los Angeles Kings v Calgary Flames Playoff Hockey Ticket 3 Gretzky Assist

$48.00

1989 Los Angeles Kings v Edmonton Oilers Playoff Hockey Ticket Game 7 Gretzky 2
1989 Los Angeles Kings v Edmonton Oilers Playoff Hockey Ticket Game 7 Gretzky 2

$37.50

WAYNE GRETZKY Full Ticket Stub OCTOBER 61988 1st Game as a Los Angeles King
WAYNE GRETZKY Full Ticket Stub OCTOBER 61988 1st Game as a Los Angeles King

$49.99

NHL Canadiens vs Kings Game 3 1993 Stanley Cup Finals Ticket Stub Gretzky Goal
NHL Canadiens vs Kings Game 3 1993 Stanley Cup Finals Ticket Stub Gretzky Goal

$75.00

2012 LA Kings Stanley Cup Final Champions Game 6 Full Ticket 6 11 12 PSA 10
2012 LA Kings Stanley Cup Final Champions Game 6 Full Ticket 6 11 12 PSA 10

$261.25

1997 KINGS VS RANGERS FULL TICKET 3 6 97 WAYNE GRETZKY GOAL MARK MESSIER LEETCH
1997 KINGS VS RANGERS FULL TICKET 3 6 97 WAYNE GRETZKY GOAL MARK MESSIER LEETCH

$20.00

1992 93 1993 KINGS  FLAMES STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FULL TICKET GAME 5 GRETZKY GOAL
1992 93 1993 KINGS FLAMES STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FULL TICKET GAME 5 GRETZKY GOAL

$39.99

6 lot 1988 9 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS LA Kings GRETZKY ERA Vintage HOCKEY Tickets
6 lot 1988 9 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS LA Kings GRETZKY ERA Vintage HOCKEY Tickets

$99.95

1990 MARCEL DIONNE JERSEY RETIREMENT SALUTE FULL TICKET KINGS RED WINGS RANGERS
1990 MARCEL DIONNE JERSEY RETIREMENT SALUTE FULL TICKET KINGS RED WINGS RANGERS

$34.99

1986 87 LA Kings NHL Playoffs Full Ticket Stub Hockey Series B Home Game 4 Rare
1986 87 LA Kings NHL Playoffs Full Ticket Stub Hockey Series B Home Game 4 Rare

$150.00

Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings Player Desktop Ticket Acrylic
Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings Player Desktop Ticket Acrylic

$49.99

2 Edmonton Oilers tickets Los Angeles LA Kings March 26 2019 sec 117
2 Edmonton Oilers tickets Los Angeles LA Kings March 26 2019 sec 117

$368.95

1 Los Angeles Kings New York Rangers Stanley Cup Playoff Ticket Stub 6 13 14 Gm5
1 Los Angeles Kings New York Rangers Stanley Cup Playoff Ticket Stub 6 13 14 Gm5

$50.00

Drew Doughty Los Angeles Kings Highland Mint Player Ticket Acrylic
Drew Doughty Los Angeles Kings Highland Mint Player Ticket Acrylic

$39.99

Autographed MARCEL DIONNE HOF 92 Los Angeles Kings Hockey Puck w Show Ticket
Autographed MARCEL DIONNE HOF 92 Los Angeles Kings Hockey Puck w Show Ticket

$24.99

2 Detroit Red Wings Tickets 11 28 17 vs Los Angeles Kings Section 228 Row 4
2 Detroit Red Wings Tickets 11 28 17 vs Los Angeles Kings Section 228 Row 4

$175.00

NHL MINNESOTA WILD V LOS ANGELES KINGS MAR72006 FULL TICKET
NHL MINNESOTA WILD V LOS ANGELES KINGS MAR72006 FULL TICKET

$21.75

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS MONTREAL CANADIENS RED SECTION OCTOBER 26
LOS ANGELES KINGS VS MONTREAL CANADIENS RED SECTION OCTOBER 26

$300.00

GOAL BOSTON BRUINS vs LOS ANGELES KINGS 1 15 76 Program w Ticket RATELLE VACHON
GOAL BOSTON BRUINS vs LOS ANGELES KINGS 1 15 76 Program w Ticket RATELLE VACHON

$35.00

1977 78 VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS LOS ANGELES KINGS TICKET STUB SHARP DAVE TAYLOR RC
1977 78 VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS LOS ANGELES KINGS TICKET STUB SHARP DAVE TAYLOR RC

$24.99

1979 Apr5 Hockey Program Colorado Rockies  Los Angeles Kings w Ticket
1979 Apr5 Hockey Program Colorado Rockies Los Angeles Kings w Ticket

$24.99

Los Angeles Kings Ticket Style Sports Party Invites
Los Angeles Kings Ticket Style Sports Party Invites

$55.00

1975 76 VANCOUVER CANUCKS LOS ANGELES KINGS TICKET STUB SHARP+ MK MARCEL DIONNE
1975 76 VANCOUVER CANUCKS LOS ANGELES KINGS TICKET STUB SHARP+ MK MARCEL DIONNE

$24.99

1973 74 VANCOUVER CANUCKS LOS ANGELES KINGS TICKET STUB SHARP+ MK ROGIE VACHON
1973 74 VANCOUVER CANUCKS LOS ANGELES KINGS TICKET STUB SHARP+ MK ROGIE VACHON

$24.99

1977 78 VANCOUVER CANUCKS LOS ANGELES KINGS TICKET STUB SHARP DAVE TAYLOR ROOKIE
1977 78 VANCOUVER CANUCKS LOS ANGELES KINGS TICKET STUB SHARP DAVE TAYLOR ROOKIE

$24.99

PSA 6 WAYNE GRETZKY Unused Hockey Ticket Tampa Bay Lightning Los Angeles Kings
PSA 6 WAYNE GRETZKY Unused Hockey Ticket Tampa Bay Lightning Los Angeles Kings

$199.99

1972 Los Angeles Lakers PROGRAM + TICKET STUB  Chicago Bulls Jim King autograph
1972 Los Angeles Lakers PROGRAM + TICKET STUB Chicago Bulls Jim King autograph

$35.00

TWO 2 Tickets LA Kings vs San Jose Sharks VIP Premiere PR9 Row 11 Aisle
TWO 2 Tickets LA Kings vs San Jose Sharks VIP Premiere PR9 Row 11 Aisle

$120.00

LA Lakers vs Kings 3 15
LA Lakers vs Kings 3 15

$290.00

5 VIP TICKETS for 3 30 19 LA Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Staples Center
5 VIP TICKETS for 3 30 19 LA Kings vs Chicago Blackhawks Staples Center

$4,000.00

2017 18 Upper Deck The Cup Ticket Booklets 9 Tanner Pearson TB TP Auto
2017 18 Upper Deck The Cup Ticket Booklets 9 Tanner Pearson TB TP Auto

$54.29

Alec Martinez Signed 2012 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 Ticket Stub Champs PSA
Alec Martinez Signed 2012 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 Ticket Stub Champs PSA

$187.46

Wayne Gretzky 700 Goal 1991 Ticket Pass Brett Hull MVP Debut Hazel Jagr
Wayne Gretzky 700 Goal 1991 Ticket Pass Brett Hull MVP Debut Hazel Jagr

$499.99

2019 20 CREDENTIALS 4x DEBUT TICKET ACCESS AUTO LOT LIZOTTE GRUNDSTROM BJORNFOT
2019 20 CREDENTIALS 4x DEBUT TICKET ACCESS AUTO LOT LIZOTTE GRUNDSTROM BJORNFOT

$44.95

2 Tickets The Lion King 6 26 21 Hollywood Pantages Theatre CA Los Angeles CA
2 Tickets The Lion King 6 26 21 Hollywood Pantages Theatre CA Los Angeles CA

$424.08

2 Tickets The Lion King 7 3 21 Hollywood Pantages Theatre CA Los Angeles CA
2 Tickets The Lion King 7 3 21 Hollywood Pantages Theatre CA Los Angeles CA

$353.92

Jeff Carter Signed 2014 Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 Ticket Stub Champs PSA
Jeff Carter Signed 2014 Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 Ticket Stub Champs PSA

$187.46

Brayden Schenn 2010 11 Playoff Contenders Season Ticket Rookie Autograph Auto
Brayden Schenn 2010 11 Playoff Contenders Season Ticket Rookie Autograph Auto

$43.60

2019 20 CREDENTIALS 2x DEBUT TICKET ACCESS CLEAR ACETATE LOT GRUNDSTROM BJORNFOT
2019 20 CREDENTIALS 2x DEBUT TICKET ACCESS CLEAR ACETATE LOT GRUNDSTROM BJORNFOT

$21.99

2013 14 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Patch AUTO 249 Tyler Toffoli  100 x4
2013 14 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket Patch AUTO 249 Tyler Toffoli 100 x4

$57.00

EDDIE PEABODY BANJO KING SIGNED 1936 LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR PROGRAM W TICKET
EDDIE PEABODY BANJO KING SIGNED 1936 LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIR PROGRAM W TICKET

$49.95

Drew Doughty Signed 2014 Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Ticket Stub Champs PSA
Drew Doughty Signed 2014 Stanley Cup Finals Game 3 Ticket Stub Champs PSA

$224.96

Carl Grundstrom 2019 20 Upper Deck Credentials Debut Ticket Access Red Auto 65
Carl Grundstrom 2019 20 Upper Deck Credentials Debut Ticket Access Red Auto 65

$25.00

Jonathan Quick Signed 2012 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 Ticket Stub Champs PSA
Jonathan Quick Signed 2012 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 Ticket Stub Champs PSA

$299.96

2010 11 Panini Playoff Contenders Ticket Brayden Schenn 140 BGS 95 Rookie Auto
2010 11 Panini Playoff Contenders Ticket Brayden Schenn 140 BGS 95 Rookie Auto

$46.25

2 Kanye West Jesus is King Album and Film Tickets  Forum Los Angeles 10 23 WED
2 Kanye West Jesus is King Album and Film Tickets Forum Los Angeles 10 23 WED

$100.00

TICKET STUB VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS LOS ANGELES KINGS OCT 9 2019
TICKET STUB VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS LOS ANGELES KINGS OCT 9 2019

$75.00

19 20 CREDENTIALS DEBUT TICKET ACCESS AUTO RED variation CARL GRUNDSTROM 08 25
19 20 CREDENTIALS DEBUT TICKET ACCESS AUTO RED variation CARL GRUNDSTROM 08 25

$33.21

2019 20 UD Credentials Debut Ticket Access Purple Nikolai Prokhorkin LA Kings
2019 20 UD Credentials Debut Ticket Access Purple Nikolai Prokhorkin LA Kings

$51.65

Carl Grundstrom 19 20 UD Credentials GREEN Rookie Debut Ticket Auto 25
Carl Grundstrom 19 20 UD Credentials GREEN Rookie Debut Ticket Auto 25

$20.00

Desmond King Los Angeles Chargers 2017 Panini Contenders Rookie ticket auto
Desmond King Los Angeles Chargers 2017 Panini Contenders Rookie ticket auto

$20.00

2019 20 UD CREDENTIALS TOBIAS BJORNFOT RC DEBUT TICKET ACCESS ACETATE 277 299
2019 20 UD CREDENTIALS TOBIAS BJORNFOT RC DEBUT TICKET ACCESS ACETATE 277 299

$22.13

TWO 2 Tickets LA Kings vs Dallas Stars VIP Premiere PR9 Row 11 Aisle
TWO 2 Tickets LA Kings vs Dallas Stars VIP Premiere PR9 Row 11 Aisle

$112.00

 
 
More about Los Angeles Kings tickets
 
One of the teams that arrived on the scene when the NHL expanded from the "Original Six" to twelve teams, the Los Angeles Kings joined the league in 1967, along with the California Golden Seals, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota North Stars. The club adopted a color scheme associated with royalty, and their purple and gold Los Angeles Kings jerseys mirrored the uniform worn by the NBA's L.A. Lakers.

The Kings had a relatively good start to their NHL. Not only did they win their first game again their expansion cousins from Philadelphia, but they went on to finish the year in second place in their division, and were the only expansion team to boast a winning record at home. However, that regular season success wouldn't translate into the post-season as they were knocked out (ironically at home) in game seven of their first round series against the Minnesota North Stars.

The team experienced some growing pains over the next few seasons, but the acquisition of former Toronto Maple Leafs player Bob Pulford seemed to turn the ship in the right direction. Pulford didn't make his impact so much as a player (he played the last two seasons of his career with the Kings) but rather when he took over the head coaching duties of the club following his retirement as a player.

The Kings improved rapidly under Pulford's tutelage, going from a sub .500 club in his first year behind the bench to finishing with a 42-17-21 record and earning 105 points just two seasons later. In his five seasons behind the bench the Kings would reach the post-season on four occasions, twice making it to the second round before bowing out. The acquisition of Marcel Dionne from the Detroit Red Wings, goaltender Rogatien Vachon from the Montreal Canadiens and the emergence of 1969 draft pick Butch Goring as a star all played a big role in the emergence of the Kings as a competitive force in the league.

Toward the end of the decade Dave Taylor and Charlie Simmer arrived on the scene, joining Marcel Dionne to form one of the most offensively offensive explosive lines the league has ever seen. In 1979-80 Marcel Dionne would score 137 to capture the Art Ross Trophy. Though that point total tied him with a young Wayne Gretzky from the former WHA's Edmonton Oilers, Dionne captured the award by virtue of his higher goal total.

The following season the line was even deadlier. All three players eclipsed the 100 point plateau, with both Simmer and Dionne reaching the 50 goal plateau, and Taylor only falling short by three markers.

The offensive firepower of that line wasn't enough to make the Kings a contender though, and year after year they failed to advance beyond the first round of the playoffs. The one year they did manage to make a short run came at the expense of the up and coming Oilers. The Kings, seeded 4th in the Smythe Division, had finished the season with a paltry 63 points. The Oilers, led by a plethora of stars that included Gretzky, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri and Paul Coffey, had finished a full 48 points ahead in the standings.

The series was a goal fest from the outset and, as it turned out, no lead was safe. The two teams combined for an incredible 18 goals in the first game of the series, with the Kings coming out on top by a 10-8 margin. As incredible as that game was it wasn't even the most memorable of the series. That title goes to the now famous "Miracle on Manchester" when the Kings erased a 5-0 deficit to storm back for an improbably 6-5 overtime win that still stands as the greatest single game comeback in NHL playoff history. After winning that pivotal game three the Kings would go on to defeat the Oilers in game five, winning the series and shocking the hockey world. Unfortunately, the Kings had no other tricks up their sleeves and fell to the Vancouver Canucks in the second round.

The Wayne Gretzky Era

Though some pretty phenomenal players had pulled on Los Angeles Kings jerseys over the years, owner Bruce McNall orchestrated the steal of the century in 1988 when he landed the one player in the NHL thought to be untouchable. Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player the game had ever seen, came to Los Angeles, along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski, in exchange for young sniper Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, a handful of picks and a whole lot of cash. The deal really put hockey on the map in Los Angeles, where the cold sport had struggled to find an audience under the endless California sun. Suddenly, hockey was cool, and the stars of movies, television and music were all regularly spotted at Kings games following the arrival of #99.

Things were improved on the ice as well as in the stands. Gretzky scored 168 points that season, leading the Kings to 4th place overall in the NHL. In the playoffs he helped his new club erase a 3-1 series deficit to the Edmonton Oilers, and the Kings stunned the defending Stanley Cup champion Oilers in seven games.

1992-93 would mark the peak of Gretzky's time with the Kings, and in the club's history in general. Though he spent better than half the season injured Gretzky would rally in the playoffs, leading the Kings on the greatest post-season charge in their history. With help from sniper Luc Robitaille, his former Oilers linemate Jari Kurri, goaltender Kelly Hrudey, Tony Granato, Tomas Sandstrom and Marty McSorley, Gretzky willed the Kings through the first three rounds of the playoffs, putting together a particularly memorable game seven performance in the semi-finals against Doug Gilmour and the Toronto Maple Leafs as the Kings reached the only Stanley Cup Finals in their history.

In the finals the Kings faced off against another Original Six opponent. This time star netminder Patrick Roy and his Montreal Canadiens were in the way of Stanley Cup glory. The Kings won game one easily, and in game two were leading late before a desperate Montreal team pulled a rabbit out of the hat to turn the tide of the game, and, as it would turn out, the series. The Habs called for a measurement of Marty McSorley's stick, hoping for a late powerplay and a chance to tie the game. McSorley's curve was beyond the legal limit and the Habs got the powerplay they wanted. With the goaltender pulled, giving them a 2 man advantage, the Canadiens tied the game on a goal by defenseman Eric Desjardins. Desjardins would play the hero once more when he scored the game winner in OT, evening the series at a game apiece.

The Kings would never recover from the monumental gaff. Montreal rallied and reeled off three more wins, capturing their 24th Stanley Cup, and leaving a despondent Kings club to spend the summer wondering what might have been.

Today's Los Angeles Kings

With players like Dionne, Gretzky and Robitaille long gone the Los Angeles Kings bear little resemblance to the teams of the 1980s and the 1990s. However, though they've endured some tough times over the past decade, the latest iteration of the club shows some bright promise. At just 20 years of age defenseman Drew Doughty is already mentioned in the same breath as the aforementioned stars when the subject of the greatest player to don a Los Angeles Kings jersey comes up. Joining Doughty are other young stars like Jack Johnson, Anze Kopitar, captain Dustin Brown and goaltender Jonathan Quick. If they can keep this squad together and add a couple of more key depth pieces the Kings could quickly find themselves competing for the Stanley Cup in the mold of the 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins and the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks. Long-suffering fans have waited better than four decades to see a Stanley Cup in their city, and Doughty and crew may just be the group to deliver it.