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On Monday night, The Los Angeles Kings hockey team finished a remarkable 2012 playoff run by clinching its first Stanley Cup Championship in team history.
I mean, come on, this is Los Angeles after all.
With the Los Angeles Lakers being ousted in the second round to the NBA playoffs for the second consecutive season, the surprising LA Clippers were able to capture the imagination of some residents until they were eliminated.
The LA Dodgers got off to a hot start but baseball doesn’t really excite most fans in the dead of summer, especially when they have the option of hitting the beach as oppose to spending three hours at a ballpark.
So, the Kings, who in their 45 year existence have never won a championship until this year, are the toast of a town that loves winners — when they are winning.
I’m sure that fans in NHL’s original six cities: Detroit, Boston, New York, Chicago, Toronto, and Montreal, have begun to believe in the notion that “hell has indeed frozen over” being that their teams failed to qualify.
Hail to hockey’s latest champion… even if it’s in the city of glitz.
Written by Rashid Umar