January 17th, 2013, 09:03 PM #41
I hope my bandana has Golden Arcs on it.
Originally Posted by AngryKing
January 17th, 2013, 09:17 PM #42
I'm all for McDowell's.
Originally Posted by King Taco:2618448
January 17th, 2013, 10:15 PM #43
Waiver Wire Pick-up
That is really sad. You are probably one of the few who has this feeling and that is truly sad. It is former players who built this franchise and made it what it is today. I never saw "Cowboy" Bill Flett play, I never saw Rogie Vachon play, I never got to see the Triple Crown line play, but I do glory in the past that is the LA Kings. You either accept all Kings players past, present, and future, or you will never be accepted as a fan. I'm sorry to explain that to you so bluntly, but if you don't respect the past, you will never understand. You will never understand why there were grown men crying at the site of the Cup, you will never understand the frustration of being a fan for 28 years and finally be able to see the Cup lifted. Your statement alone is what scares me about all these new Kings "fans" who have jumped on recently because it's the "cool" thing to do. If you don't want to respect the former Kings, I suggest that you go be am ignorant Ducks fan so that you have no history to look back on.
Originally Posted by Mr_Conie
January 17th, 2013, 10:22 PM #44
3rd Line Role Player
some of us aren't even 28, chief.
Hell, i have no idea how i became such a huge Sergei Federov fan.
January 17th, 2013, 10:30 PM #45
January 18th, 2013, 01:25 AM #46
haha, i love kelly hrudey!
i have a photo i took with him when i was 9 mo.s pregnant at the first kings' hockey fest. i waited in line for a long time (over an hour) standing in the heat and then his time was up when i was almost at the front of the line. i almost cried. my husband went up to him as he was leaving and asked if he'd take a pic with me and he kindly obliged. i loved him before and i loved him even more after that. uh, i'm talking about both my husband and kelly hrudey. HAHA.
i was pumped when i heard about this tribute night and totally want to go. i can't wait to get a blue bandana. i remember wanting to be like him when i was just a 15 yr old little lunchbox watching the kings for the first time and being mesmerized by that bandana. lol.
January 18th, 2013, 07:43 AM #47
LOL... Crease? What's a crease?
Originally Posted by VegasHockey
And which Sutter is that around the 40 second mark?
January 18th, 2013, 08:00 AM #48
Wow. Just wow.
Originally Posted by mjarvie
Sorry to explain it so bluntly, but this is nonsense. Won't be accepted as a fan (accepted by whom?) because the guy doesn't wet himself over players he never saw play? You're kidding, right? I've been following the Kings since around 90/91. I know Kings' history, but, while I probably wouldn't go as far as Mr_Conie did, I really don't care much about most guys who played in the 60s, 70s, and the early 80s. Show me highlights of the Miracle on Manchester? I'll watch -- maybe -- but it's no more meaningful to me than anything else from that era or earlier. Just like if I showed a video of game 7 of the 93 Campbell Conference Finals to someone who didn't become a fan until 2001. It would get me worked up because I remember that game from having watched it, but I wouldn't expect the more recent fan to care much.
So, will I too never understand why grown men cry at the SIGHT of the Cup? I cheered and yelled hugged complete strangers and, yes, cried on June 11, 2012. Do I have the same appreciation of what happened as someone who's been a season ticket holder since the early 70s? I don't know, but that hardly matters. I don't care if you've been a fan since 1967 or 1982, 1989, 2001 or 2011. If you're a Kings fan, I accept you, and I'd rather raise a glass with a passionate "new Kings 'fan'" someone who's been a fan since day one who is bitter about it.
January 18th, 2013, 08:11 AM #49
January 18th, 2013, 08:32 AM #50