Seriously, I'm in disbelief. I keep expecting to wake up from a dream.
Anyhow, just found LGK and didn't want to be left out of the fun.
My fondness for hockey started after I went to a few Milwaukee Admirals games in the early-mid 80's when I was a kid. I didn't follow hockey much until around 1990 when I got a pair of Rollerblades and started playing street hockey.
I was living in California at the time and the Kings were the sole NHL team in the state back then. The only hockey I could watch with any regularity was on Prime Ticket back when they broadcast all the Kings games. Up to that point I hadn't watched any NHL. I got to know the team well over my first season watching them, and being the closest thing I had to a "home" team, they got the nod. I've drifted away from following hockey a time or two since then, but I've been a loyal Kings fan the whole time.
Watching this team in the playoffs has rekindled my love for hockey to the point that I'm thinking of strapping a pair of ice skates and some pads onto my late 30's body, and learning to play this wonderful game for real.
Go Kings Go!