August 22nd, 2014, 07:25 AM #11
You're 106 years old?
Originally Posted by Kerfuffle
No wonder your memory sucks.
August 22nd, 2014, 07:30 AM #12
A lot of those are pre-salary cap where you could almost buy a winning team.
August 22nd, 2014, 07:39 AM #13
Thats what makes it sweet though...when I see other LGKers and long time fans like you and I- these championships actually mean something. For the bandwagoner it means a hat and tshirt....for us it means a whole hell of a lot more.
Originally Posted by C. Marshall
Ill give an example, had a friend who was a king fan but living in OC like myself, switched over to the Ducks. So tell me....do those wins feel as good to him as our wins do to us? For us long time die hards...there is no better feeling.
Im a huge NFL fan as well, but since LA has no team I generally have a few teams I like, and more that I hate( see Raiders, Oakland). Even if I was a fan of Seattle for instance, but had no city ties to Seattle or never saw a game live in their home stadium.....that feeling of them winning the Super Bowl means nothing. But to the long time seahawks fan who watched Dave Zorn and Curt Warner and Steve Largent...the Super Bowl meant a whole lot more than the bandwagoner who could care less because up until then, they always sucked.
Its a small pittance compared to the Kings championships when I look back and think of going to the Presidents Day games held at the Forum where Kristich, Tsyplakov, and Yachmenev was our top line and hanging out with you specifically in Vegas or the Game Watches wed meet at. Weve still got a good 2-3 year window and given Lombardis penchant for box filling....maybe longer depending on draft picks and cap mgmt. Just funny to think that we have as many cups now as the Legendary Avs teams.....pinch me.
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August 22nd, 2014, 07:57 AM #14
Never underestimate the power of the young to enjoy something. It might not have meant as much when it happened, but it will undoubtably mean more to them longer than us old farts.
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
August 22nd, 2014, 07:59 AM #15
Were the NYI bought?
Originally Posted by slvrnblk
Just a little
Trying to buy a winning team hasn't really worked in the NHL.
August 22nd, 2014, 08:25 AM #16
Or you go the Detroit model where you buy the winning team on discounts!
Originally Posted by Bogey
August 22nd, 2014, 08:42 AM #17
We're almost 50 years into the expansion era, and I think it's not really fair to exclude the "original 6" completely. Here's the list revised with only original 6 wins since the first expansion team won (Flyers, '74).
Originally Posted by Hipcheck
Montreal Canadiens 6
Edmonton Oilers 5
NY Isles 4
Detroit Red Wings 4
Pitt Penguins 3
New Jersey Devils 3
LA KINGS 2
Colorado Avalanche 2
Philadelphia Flyers 2
Chicago Blackhawks 2
Boston Bruins 1
Calgary Flames 1
Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Dallas Stars 1
Carolina Hurricane 1
NY Rangers 1
I'd like to see the Kings catch the Red Wings in expansion era wins, especially since they've won recently (and all 4 in the last 20 years).
August 22nd, 2014, 08:55 AM #18
Colorado would only have one if the league didn't decide Borque was so in need of a cup that he could take pucks out of the middle of the net at will
August 22nd, 2014, 09:29 AM #19
I'd like to see Toronto surpass the Cubs in longest championship drought. Of course, the Cubs would have to win one first but they can wait 20-30 more years to set the bar for the Maple Leafs, I wouldn't mind.
August 22nd, 2014, 09:34 AM #20