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Video- A Tribute To ‘To The Voice Of The Kings’

Congrats to Bob Miller.

 

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Bob Miller Announces His Retirement

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings and Hockey Hall of Fame Television Play-by-Play Broadcaster Bob Miller will return to the Kings TV broadcast booth in April and then retire upon the conclusion of the regular season, Miller and the Kings announced today at a news conference at STAPLES Center.

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Bob Miller Will Meet With The Kings To Discuss “His Ability And Availability To Call Games”

from Tom Hoffarth of the Los Angeles Daily News,

Kings Hockey Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Miller, at his West Hills home since Wednesday after he was released from the hospital for treatment of a mild stroke, said Friday he plans to meet soon with team officials to discuss how to move forward with his ability and availability to call games.

Miller, 78, missed the recent NHL All-Star Weekend at Staples Center when he showed up Saturday for a Fox Sports West live broadcast but was bothered by the fact he continued to slur some of his words. His wife, Judy, who was with him, also noticed the right side of his face did not look well.

Taken to County USC Medical Center by ambulance, Miller was then moved to USC Keck Medical Facility in downtown L.A., where a stent was inserted and a procedure was done to clean up a corroded artery that had plaque buildup....

“I had been out the night before, having some wine and a bite to eat, and noticed I was slurring some words, but I thought a good night’s sleep would be all I needed,” Miller said Friday morning. “I got up Saturday morning, got dressed, drove to Staples Center, and Judy said, ‘You don’t look good.’ When I got to the TV set to work, they didn’t want me to go on camera.”

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A Somewhat Reduced Role For Bob Miller

via Tom Hoffarth of the LA Daily News,

Hockey Hall of Fame play-by-play man Bob Miller, who missed the last two months of the Kings’ last regular season as he recovered from heart bypass surgery, will definitely be back for his upcoming 44th season — but it will be with a reduced schedule by mutual agreement of him and the team.

Miller, who turns 78 next month, sat out 33 games after his Feb. 2 surgery before returning as a spectator to watch the Kings open the playoffs in mid-April. “They said it would be a six-to-nine month recovery and I’m feeling pretty good now seven months from the surgery,” Miller said Friday from his West Hills home. “The team has been great in working on how to adjust the schedule for me.”

The Kings have not announced the specifics of the plan, but it will involve hiring another TV play-by-play man as to not disrupt the flow of the radio side with Hall of Famer Nick Nickson or KingsInsider.com Jon Rosen filling in.

While doing all home games and Pacific Division road contests, Miller will likely pass on about 20 games that involve extended road trips that focus on East Coast travel, such as most of the one that covers nine games in 17 days from Dec. 13-29.

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Thoughts Go Out To Bob Miller

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings Hall of Fame Television Play-by-Play Broadcaster Bob Miller will take a medical leave of absence, the Kings announced today.

Miller is slated to undergo heart bypass surgery.  The date of the surgery has not yet been determined.  The timeline for Miller’s return to the TV booth also is undetermined.

“It is unfortunate that I have to miss Kings telecasts but I have to get this taken care of as soon as possible,” said Miller.  “I know the telecasts will be in good hands and I hope to return to the TV booth as soon as my health allows.”

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The Most Influential Broadcasting Team In Los Angeles

from Jon Rosen at the LA Kings website,

Los Angeles Daily News sports columnist Tom Hoffarth writes a weekly media feature and produces an annual rankings of the finest and most influential sports broadcasters in Los Angeles....

Topping the rankings were Miller and Fox – the radio tandem of Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans clocked in at fourth – with Jim Fox’s depiction of Miller’s “appropriate energy” articulated well by Hoffarth in a phone conversation.

“You wouldn’t know probably in Southern California just what a hockey broadcaster is supposed to be like until you listen to Bob because you would think that with a fast paced game you’d have to be like Chick Hearn and be high energy, and be on top of everything, and be like a circus barker sometimes, and Bob is never going to be that way,” Hoffarth said. “That’s great for us, and it’s great that the Hockey Hall of Fame figured it out that that’s probably one of the reasons why hockey has sustained itself so long in Southern California – because of Bob’s presence and history with the team and with the sport.”

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Afternoon Line

“My greatest fear is I retire and the Kings win the Stanley Cup the next year.”

-Bob Miller, legendary TV voice of the LA Kings.  More on Miller from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal.

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Video- Take A Road Trip With Bob Miller

The TV voice of the LA Kings takes you to Edmonton and Vancouver.

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