Category: Hockey

The Los Angeles Kings Win the Stanley Cup: The Greatest Night of My Life 26 Years in the Making

By , July 9, 2012 8:05 pm

The day has come for me to write the article that I never thought I’d have the chance to write.

The Los Angeles Kings are the Stanley Cup Champions.

Brown200x400I actually waited a full week after the historic night that Dustin Brown hoisted the Stanley Cup to even start writing this piece, and a month afterwards to finish and publish it. I wanted to give the universe a chance to correct itself, me a chance to wake up from the dream I was having. Certainly there was some kind of error, a “glitch in the Matrix”, if you will.

But one month later, it is still true. I can’t speak for alternate realities, timelines, or galaxies; but in this reality, this timeline, this galaxy… the Los Angeles Kings are the Stanley Cup Champions.

As I tear up trying to decide where to even start, I suppose the very beginning is as good of a place as any. Well, the beginning of my life anyway; starting at the Big Bang might be more just, but I get the feeling this thing is going to be long and rambling enough as is.

I mentioned on Twitter that the night that the Kings won the Stanley Cup would be the greatest night of my life. A friend of mine asked a legitimate question; “Really? The greatest night of your life?” A valid question, because to most people, the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup meant absolutely nothing. To many others, even casual fans of the team, it was cool, but certainly not life-altering.

For me, it was life-altering. It meant everything to me. Are some of you rolling your eyes or thinking that’s pathetic? If you are, I completely understand! How can a bunch of professional athletes with a certain logo on the front of their sweater mean so much to someone that is just a face in the crowd to them?

I will attempt to explain that over the next few pages. How many of you will read this from start to finish I have no idea. But here it is; a story that took 26 years to find its happy ending.

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2012 Stanley Cup Finals Post-Game Vlogs: Game 6

By , June 12, 2012 6:04 am

After each game of the Stanley Cup Finals, I’ll be giving my thoughts, observations, and feelings in a post-game vlog. This is Game 6’s; the night the Kings won the Stanley Cup!

2012 Stanley Cup Finals Post-Game Vlogs: Game 5

By , June 10, 2012 1:55 pm

After each game of the Stanley Cup Finals, I’ll be giving my thoughts, observations, and feelings in a post-game vlog. This is Game 5’s.

2012 Stanley Cup Finals Post-Game Vlogs: Game 4

By , June 8, 2012 4:08 am

After each game of the Stanley Cup Finals, I’ll be giving my thoughts, observations, and feelings in a post-game vlog. This is Game 4’s.

2012 Stanley Cup Finals Post-Game Vlogs: Game 3

By , June 5, 2012 3:56 pm

After each game of the Stanley Cup Finals, I’ll be giving my thoughts, observations, and feelings in a post-game vlog. This is Game 3’s.

2012 Stanley Cup Finals Post-Game Vlogs: Game 2

By , June 3, 2012 6:07 am

After each game of the Stanley Cup Finals, I’ll be giving my thoughts, observations, and feelings in a post-game vlog. This is Game 2’s.

2012 Stanley Cup Finals Post-Game Vlogs: Game 1

By , May 31, 2012 5:20 pm

After each game of the Stanley Cup Finals, I’ll be giving my thoughts, observations, and feelings in a post-game vlog. This is Game 1’s.

Kings Heading to the Stanley Cup Finals! – My Post-Game Vlog

By , May 23, 2012 4:45 am

Headed to the airport to greet the team returning home from Game 5. Naturally, phone died before I got any footage of the players. Bit of footage of the crowd and Campbell Bowl though, as well as my feelings on the game!

2012 NHL Playoff Predictions: Conference Finals

By , May 15, 2012 4:50 pm

My predictions for the third round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs.

Los Angeles in 6
New York in 6

2012 NHL Playoff Predictions: Conference Semifinals

By , April 28, 2012 4:25 pm

My predictions for the second round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs.

Los Angeles in 7
Nashville in 6
New York in 6
Philadelphia in 6

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