What’s not to love about L.A.!
The Stanley Cup championship has come to the second largest market for the first time.
No, Anaheim is not L.A. it’s close, and home of a Stanley cup champion in the Ducks, but this time the house and State of Hockey in Cali that Gretzky built hoists the most coveted trophy in professional hockey!
Oh yeah, the Kings are the first and only team in the almost 100 years of the NHL to go up 3 games to none on all four rounds of opponents. (NHL was founded in 1917) Top that with the Kings being the first number 8 seeded team to win the Lord Stanley’s cup.
This West Coast franchise sporting uniforms which Many of the Kings most notable names played during the “Silver & Black” uniform era have had many makeovers uniforms and players.
This current championship team a few years back went to the youth movement with Anze, Dustin Brown, and Drew Doughty and Johnathan Quick and mixed in key crafty veterans like Jarret Stoll, Simon Gagne, and Willie Mitchell.
Even more amazing is their head coach who comes from hockey royalty, yes another Sutter brother didn’t even start the season with the Kings, he was G.M. in Calgary.
So for all those naysayers who just wish their team could get in that final playoff spot and not have any expectations of going past the first round or maybe two, well here you go…the L.A. Kings have made winning a championship a reality for slipping into a final playoff spot on the last night and the last game of the regular season.