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The official home for for audio programming from Jewels from the Crown, SB Nation's community for fans of the Los Angeles Kings.

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The official home for for audio programming from Jewels from the Crown, SB Nation's community for fans of the Los Angeles Kings.

    Facts on (Jim) Fox - Part 2

    Facts on (Jim) Fox - Part 2

    Unlike Disney, James and Robyn are NOT going to make you wait an entire year for this highly anticipated follow up to an incredible first part. It’s just going to feel like it.
    In part 2 of this interview with Jim Fox, the oenophilia and hockey analyst goes behind the scenes (so-to-speak) of his wine label, Patiné Cellars, and its origin story (hint: it involves a lot of travel). Fox also shares how he calls games fair and balanced and the secret to his puns.
    Thank you once more to Jim Fox who was extraordinarily generous with his time and was so forthcoming with this wonderfully engaging interview. Who would you like to hear from next? Tell us in the comments below!
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    • 39 min
    Facts on (Jim) Fox - Part 1

    Facts on (Jim) Fox - Part 1

    “What’s ‘Luff’ got to do with it!” Jim Fox shouted right after Matt Luff scored his first NHL goal. These silly puns make his broadcast partner Alex Faust groan and roll his eyes, but it’s all in good fun—and levity something Fox likes to sprinkle into his calls every now and again.
    Have you ever wondered how the former Los Angeles King and current color analyst comes up with his jokes? Or wondered how he got his start in the wine business? How about where this faved bon vivant likes to eat on the road?
    Jim Fox joined Crown Conversations to talk about his side hustle, his analysis style, and how covid changed his work habits. In part one, he touches on preparing for games and chats about his background, what it was like coming to California as a top junior scorer from a small town in Canada, and some of his expectations upon arriving in the City of Angels.
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    • 20 min
    A Viktorious Trade Edition

    A Viktorious Trade Edition

    Viktor Arvidsson was a pretty popular guy on the Nashville Predators, so it’s no surprise that two of his closest teammates were... disappointed to learn that their pal had been traded. But, in terms of a culture add, this should bode well for Los Angeles. Arvidsson, 28, has a keen nose for the net and likes to shoot the puck. A lot. For a team that struggled mightily to get shots off and ended up middle-of-the-pack in terms of unblocked shot attempts, this should be a very big boon for them. Where he’ll slot in, only time will tell. Bringing his stats with him, Bryan Bastin from On the Forecheck joined Crown Conversations to tell us more about Arvidsson and back it up with numbers.
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    • 34 min
    Battle of the Kings Postmortem

    Battle of the Kings Postmortem

    The Los Angeles Kings finished with the meekest of mehs to end their season. Instead of going out with a bang to prove they were fighters, they quietly disappeared about four games before the year officially ended. James and Robyn reflect back on the good, the bad and the woof. Joining them is special undead former BOC writer Ryan Dunn to discuss what went right with the Kings and where they can improve in the future. Plus, they look at potential trade targets (no, Jack Eichel is not a good fit for the Kings) and predict whom the Seattle Kraken might take in this year's expansion draft (probably not Jonathan Quick, despite the rumors). One name thrown out there? Joe Pavelski. If he's available this summer, should the Kings look at trading for him from the very cap-strapped Dallas Stars?
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Quack Quack, It's Freeway Faceoff Time!

    Quack Quack, It's Freeway Faceoff Time!

    The Kings and Ducks are playing a mini playoff series with only pride at stake since neither are making the actual postseason. That said, these "rivalry" games are always treated intensely and there's even more at stake with hot prospects Trevor Zegras and Quinton Byfield (possibly) seeing NHL time. With CJ's help, we go in-depth on the Ducks' problems, the Shea Theodore trade, and how youth does not equate automatic success. He defends Frederik Andersen, stating that the Toronto Maple Leafs actually did get a good goalie in him, but much like Carey Price, is overworked and feeling the burden.
    Anaheim is also in desperate need of a full rebuild, but GM Bob Murray seems to be in denial about that while his counterpart in LA, seems to be going about it in the right way. Come for the sad Ducks fan, stay for CJ's piping hot prediction about who will their next Stanley Cup Championship first.
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    • 58 min
    Trade Deadline Sadness Day

    Trade Deadline Sadness Day

    In somewhat of a surprising move, the Los Angeles Kings traded Jeff Carter to the Pittsburgh Penguins just ahead of the NHL's official trade deadline. While Carter was the most expendable veteran who could be moved, fans were still disappointed to see him dealt away, signaling what is likely the final crushing blow to the team's (extremely slim) playoffs hopes for this year. It's also the end of an era as all the members of 2014's famed "'70s Line" are no longer with the Kings. On top of that, Carter's exit leaves only four players from 2012 and 14's Cup wins: Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, and Jonathan Quick.
    But, it's not all doom and gloom for the team. There's hope on the horizon as the kids are starting to look comfortable, even as they struggle for consistency. Alex Iafallo signed a nice extension, that could prove to be a huge boon to the Kings down the road.
    Finally, in other Deadline Day news, the Ducks did... something, Kyle Dubas worked cap loopholes like Swiss cheese, and Steve Yzerman swindled Brian MacLellan out of a lot of stuff for Anthony Mantha. How is he so magical??
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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

UlysessJim ,

Pretty dang goo and funny

Witty and sometimes focused!

west coast ram ,

Not good

This is a good example of what a podcast would sound like 5 years ago. Two people talking to themselves, laughing at their own inside jokes, with personalities as interesting as white paste. The most insufferable trait is someone that mistakenly thinks they are funny and continues to try to show you their wit.

Imanrox ,

bad sound quality

1.5/10 the sound quality is not very good, some incorrect information

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