I've been largely silent about the Kings of late, but no more. Today is the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the club, and I'll be spending this evening with about 18,000 of my closest friends at the Staples Center to cheer them on.
They'll be facing off against the hated San Jose Sharks. As you may know, they are hockey equivalent of the Giants to us. So, I expect plenty of jeering and mocking at their expense.
As for the recently concluded season, the Kings barely missed winning their division for only the second time in their history. They fought back after a dismal showing the season before, but couldn't stave off a resurgent Anaheim Ducks team. I'd imagine there are folks who are disappointed about this, but I hardly care at all. As Kings coach Darryl Sutter is wont to say, "that's just dirty laundry." In other words, hanging a banner that doesn't say "Stanley Cup Winners" is a waste of time, and I have to agree.
The Kings are looking to win their third title in five years, and I am ever faithful that they can get this done.
So come along and cheer with me.
Go Kings Go!
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