"Your heart doesn't get tired" - Drew Doughty
It has been far too long since we've riveted well, only ourselves really, but delayed shout out to the Los Angeles Kings for winning their 2nd Stanley Cup in 3 years and bringing the trophy back home. (Very) long series short, 3 Game 7's required to get out of the Rounds 1 (Sharks - #ReverseSweep), 2 (Ducks - #BookendSweep) and 3 (Blackhawks - #RevengeSweep (not really sweep), as coined by our favorite bloggers at The Royal Half, and then 3 Overtime games and Game 5 Double OT nerve puke-inducing clincher over the New York Rangers at home on June 13. Exactly 2 years and 2 days after the Kings brought LA it's first trophy, seemingly blasting towards the Cup with a 16-4 record, they took the most amount of games in NHL history to win a championship, collecting comeback, franchise length of play, and playoff point records. It will and should be looked upon as the stuff of legends.
I could possibly write a novel about the laughter, tears, and massive anxiety we experienced during this year's playoffs, but it will just force me to crack a mushy smile with every memory for quite a while. I've watched the final Stanley Cup clinching goal more than 30 times since it happened, and it gets me just the tiniest bit less still than when I saw it for the first time. Back to and endless shout outs to the amazing #teamTRH for bring us humor, inspiration, collective anxiety and nausea. It was only the postgame PODCASTS that kept us sane when things got rough. I just wish they would 'cast about something, anything, during our hockey deprived months. Can't wait to watch the Sharks have to watch us raise our championship banner in the October opener. #believe #gokingsgo
|Mr. Game 7 with his scouting buddy (#byebyeMitchey)|
|'Alex' Martinez takes us home (again). ;)|
|Best playoff beard.So beautiful he is.|
|Mr.Conn Smythe (#BestCupEver)|
|Cup #2! Go Kings goooooooooooooooooo@|