Posted on 12 Jun 2012 by Eric Cooney.
Belief and disbelief. Two words Los Angeles Kings fans are now very familiar with. It's always easy to believe when things are going well. Yet, when the chips are down you learn who the real fans are. After a slow start, a coaching change, extended losing streaks, and goal droughts there wasn't a lot to believe in for Kings fans. A #8 seed only meant another early exit at the hands of...
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by Eric Cooney.
While the Los Angeles Kings have the opportunity to clinch their first ever Stanley Cup Championship with a Game 4 victory, their fans will no doubt be clinching something else up until game time. Get your mind out of the gutter, I meant their fists. The mood and talk around the Kings has been near celebratory. Near. Not yet though. (more…)
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by Eric Cooney.
Over four decades of disappointment and the Los Angeles Kings have come further than ever before. So many memories, great moments, and legends have taken place on Los Angeles ice up until now, but none of those can overshadow the run this team is on. This team is just a win away from lifting the game's ultimate prize. (more…)
Posted on 3 Jun 2012 by Eric Cooney.
The LA Kings have a 2-0 lead in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. (more…)
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Eric Cooney.
Some fans booed. Some fans threw garbage on the ice. Some fans chanted, “Let's go Coyotes!” Regardless of how you took the game, either Kings fan or Coyotes, it was over and the Kings are headed to their first Stanley Cup Final in almost 2 decades. (more…)
Posted on 14 May 2012 by Eric Cooney.
The Los Angeles Kings took game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on the shoulders of a hardcore effort. The Kings dominated the majority of the game and managed to tally 3 goals despite a strong performance from Mike Smith. Let's take a look at some key points from Game 1: (more…)
Posted on 7 May 2012 by Eric Cooney.
The Los Angeles Kings are on fire. On Sunday afternoon, they completed a series sweep of the 2nd seeded St. Louis Blues en route to their second Conference Final in franchise history. For Kings fans that have endured many lean years, it's time they enjoy these fat times. Is that appropriate to say? Not a shift goes by that Kings fans aren't thankful for the ride their team has taken the...
Posted on 29 Apr 2012 by Eric Cooney.
The Kings are playing quite well for the 8th seed in the West. They toppled the 1st seed Vancouver Canucks, who just won their second straight President's Trophy. I know it's just 1 game into the 2nd round against the 2nd best team in the West (and league, really) but the Kings Game 1 road victory poses some questions. How is this 8th seed so good? I know it's not the first time an 8th ...
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by Eric Cooney.
Defying all the critics, the Kings downed the President's Trophy winning Vancouver Canucks in just 5 games. Now they move on to the second best team in the West, the St. Louis Blues. The Blues also had a mid-season coaching change that turned them in the right direction. Ken Hitchcock turned the Blues into a defensive stalwart. They managed to beat out old favorite Detroit, recent Cup w...
Posted on 23 Apr 2012 by Eric Cooney.
The Los Angeles Kings, seen as serious underdogs in their first round match up against the President's Trophy winner Vancouver Canucks, managed to topple the Goliath in just 5 games. I want to just point out a few things that helped the Kings to their first series win in 11 years. (more…)
Posted on 20 Apr 2012 by Eric Cooney.
Waiting sucks. A lot. That's what every fan, Canucks and Kings alike, are enduring right now. A full 4 days in between games (from puck drop to puck drop). So while we wait and marinate for the next game in Vancouver, here are some random thoughts based entirely in my own head and not necessarily backed by any facts or stats. (more…)
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by Eric Cooney.
The Los Angeles Kings finished off their miraculous late season push on a bit of a tough skid, dropping their last 2 contests to the San Jose Sharks, both games in OT or shootout. The Kings fell from the division lead to last place in the Conference with Phoenix stealing the 3rd seed and the Sharks taking the 7th seed. (more…)