- 5 Post By meman
- 4 Post By kluka68
- 2 Post By jt
December 14th, 2012, 08:52 AM #1
TSN's year in Review - Kings Stanley Cup Run
December 14th, 2012, 09:08 AM #2
Love the quotes from Sutter.
December 14th, 2012, 12:23 PM #3
Sportscentre year in review: The kings' stanley cup run
SportsCentre Year In Review: The Kings' Stanley Cup run
But I will remember the L.A, Kings of 2012 - The Best Eighth Seed Ever.
We prefer the easy headline in this business. You know, the uncomplicated Disney After School Special endings (Yeah, I know they haven't aired Disney After School Specials in 15 years, but their over-the-top-extra-cheese earnestness still haunt my soul). So when I Googled 'L.A. Kings Cinderella,' I got 'About 1,080,000 results (0.27 seconds).'
"L.A. KINGS COMPLETE CINDERELLA RUN" (Bleacher Report)
"L.A. KINGS SKATING TO CINDERELLA-STORY FINISH" (Vanhockey.com)
"CINDERELLA KINGS ON VERGE OF STANLEY CUP" (CNN)
On the surface, fair enough. After all, they were the lowest seed in the Western Conference, right? They stumbled and bumbled their way through most of the season before figuring things out just in time to sneak in. And hey, they did beat the defending Western Conference Champion Canucks and the top-seeded St. Louis Blues in the first two rounds. The stat geeks would argue that basically adds up to 8 over 1 (squared), and thus must be Cinderella-worthy, right?
Phooey. Hong-Kong Phooey.
These Kings were the biggest, most bad assed faux-Cinderellas in the history of Cinderellaism (I tend to make up a lot of words, just so we're clear in advance).
December 15th, 2012, 01:32 PM #4
kc23 comments in the article that this is the best piece on the Kings at tsn ever...it might be the most entertaining HOCKEY piece at TSN - I don't know what got into Duthie but that was some good ****.
December 17th, 2012, 01:49 PM #5
Great read. Loved this quote the best: "Sometimes, after countless years when things go mostly wrong - 45 of them in all in LA - everything just goes right. That's what happened to the Kings in the spring of 2012".