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The 10 greatest L.A. Kings of all time, No. 5: Dave Taylor

May 6, 2010 | 11:46 am

Continuing our series of the top 10 L.A. Kings of all time, as chosen by our readers, with No. 5:

Fabforum No. 5: Dave Taylor (72 first-place votes, 8,788 points)

Taylor was a member of the Triple Crown Line along with Marcel Dionne and Charlie Simmer, both of whom are also in the top 10.

Taylor scored 112 points in the 1980-81 season, and played for the Kings from 1977-94.

Several voters mentioned they would have placed Taylor higher if not for his lackluster stint as general manager of the team from 1997-2006.

On the Kings' career list, Taylor is first in games (1,111), third in goals (431), third in assists (638) and third in points (1,069).

-- Houston Mitchell


No. 10: Charlie Simmer

No. 9: Bernie Nicholls

No. 8: Rob Blake

No. 7: Bob Miller

No. 6: Butch Goring

Photo: Dave Taylor. Credit: Los Angeles Times.