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Kings are Kings and I Don’t Care…

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The Stanley Cup runneth over, and I don’t give a puck

The Stanley Cup Finals finally came to an end last night.  The Los Angeles Kings, behind the play of goaltender Jonathan Quick and captain Dustin Brown became the first #8 seed in the history of the NHL playoffs to win the cup.  The Kings had an improbable run, steamrolling the Western Conference before handling the Devils in the finals.For Los Angeles, the question during the finals was never really if they were going to win, but rather when would they win.  The Kings had a chance to clinch in both Games 4 and 5, but were unable to seal the deal.  However, last night in Game 6, they were able to jump out to a 3-0 lead with 3 power play goals on the same penalty after Steve Bernier cost the Devs by taking a 5 minute major penalty in the first.  All the life the Devils had garnered in winning the last two games was quickly extinguished, and the Kings went on to win a 6-1 game.

As a Ranger and hockey fan, as soon as the Devils beat the Rangers and then lost the first 2 games of the finals in New Jersey, there was very little for me to follow.  I have very little respect for fake fans of any sports, especially hockey.  Though the fans of Los Angeles celebrated hard last night as if they understood the tradition of winning the Stanley Cup, I’m pretty sure that the major interest of the city has already shifted towards the Lakers offseason.  The Kings went on a magical run and I don’t want to take anything away from the players on the team, but the Kings fans who have emerged in the past few weeks certainly don’t deserve it.  As a Ranger fan, listening to the fans in the Staples Center chanting MAAAARTY, after Brodeur gave up a goal was down right disrespectful.  Kings fans who know shit about hockey have no right to mock the greatest goaltender of all time.

Overall, the postseason was really terrific this year and I’m hopeful that it will spark the nation’s interest of hockey.  However, to say that I’m not disappointed with the how it concluded would be a lie.  If the Devils had taken the title I would be satisfied, as New Jersey fans appreciate hockey and the Devils would have earned it.  Also, if there was a team in Canada that was competitive and gave their entire nation a reason to celebrate, the league would have benefited.  However, to see a fair weathered city like Los Angeles, where the celebrities and entitled citizens act as if they give a shit about hockey was hard to watch.  The Rangers have renewed my faith this season and even if I can’t wait for the puck to drop next season, watching this season finally end does not sadden me.

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3 responses

  1. GAA

    Hector (Toe) Blake (Aug 21, 1912 – May 17, 1995). Hockey player and later coach for the Montreal Canadiens. When as a child, his younger sister could not say his name properly. She pronounced it, “Heck toe” . Thus, the nickname “Toe”. Now, Butler, do you want to know where you can put that veggie burger? I’ll give you a clue. It would be inside of yourself and it is not your mouth. Now, I take it that Butler, Mr KNow it all, as well as NY Bobby hates Californians, or at least California hockey fans. Well, you better take a long deep breath before you read what I am about to ask. Do you know where the Zamboni Ice Resurfacer was invented? Canada? Nope! Michigan? Not uh! New Yowhk? Sahwy! Minnesota? Try again! California? Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! As for the KIngs’ down years, how is it that they sold their games very well? Research the Kings’ home game sell outs before they won the Stanley Cup. As for NFL in Los Angeles, When the Rams played in the LA Coliseum, they had very strong support from the city and it’s citizens. Then the owner died and his wife Georgia Fontiera took the team over, moved them to Anaheim and ran them into the ground so she could move them out. This is a real life story of the movie, “Major League” Then another team, from up north came down to fill the Coliseum, They did give L.A. it’s first and only Vince Lombardi Trophy in 1984. However, there was a major problem and still is a problem. Criminal gangsters and thugs love this team and don’t give me this east coast thuggary.either. In my past, I knew a former Raiders player and he told me that a lot of Raiders staff and players refused to give home game tickets to family and friends due to the fear of their safety. As for the Raiders moving back. Al Davis wanted a new stadium in LA. He could not get it, nor the Coliseum renovated. The city of LA would have gladly taken the Rams back, however, Georgia Fontiera a St Louis native took her team to St Louis the moment the Cardinals moved to Phoenix.
    Now explain all those celebrities at a New York Rangers games if you can not be a celebrity and a real sports fan? Oh I see! A celebrity born in Minnesota who attends a Kings game is an attention whore and poser fan. However a celebrity born in Minnesota who attends a Rangers game is a real and an informed fan.

    July 29, 2013 at 7:34 AM

  2. Butler

    Poser fans in a city of posers. Go back to your wheatgrass and electric cars an forget the cup because it will be back on the Eastern Conference where it belongs next year. A free veggie burger to any Kings fan wo can tell me who Toe Blake is…Exactly. Go take a meeting you frauds.

    June 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM

  3. mr. know-it-all

    you’re 100% right, bobby. in a city that can’t support an nfl team, and leaves dodger games in the top of the 6th to beat (but doesn’t it create) traffic, i can’t take their celebration of the stanley cup seriously.

    i’m surprised billy crystal wasn’t there to MC the cup presentation, and that the Kardahian’s didn’t crash the “after party” wearing locker room shirts.

    June 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM

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