Monday, June 04, 2012
A Kings Card
In honor of todays Game 3 in the Stanley Cup Finals between the Kings and Devils, please check out this over-sized hockey card released by Upper Duck during the 1991-1992 season. It is about the size of a postcard and features the scurrying action of netminder Kelly Hrudy. He's low to the ground ready to pounce on any puck headed his way, not unlike our current wonder-kid in goal Jonathan Quick.
Better yet, the reverse of the card is just as striking. It is a painted collage of several great Kings players and, inexplicably includes the former owner who was eventually jailed for fraud. Bruce McNall was a giant personality in LA at this time, and deserves credit for revitalizing the franchise after several decades of stagnant ownership by Jack Cooke. Unfortunately, his remake of the team didn't result in a Stanley Cup victory, but we can rectify that now.
The Kings players showcased below include goalie Rogie Vachon, Luc Robitaille, Wayne Gretzky, and Marcel Dionne. BTW, Marcel remains my favorite all-time favorite hockey player.
Go Kings Go!!!!