Pierre LeBrun of ESPN has picked the Kings to win the Pacific.

TSN has us in the top five in their 30 teams in 30 days.

The praise has come. It will continue. We will accept it with gratitude, but recall

Only a couple of years ago and before, those that applaud us today shunned us as a team and organization.

It was neither them nor others that watched our Kings rebuild from the foundation. That was me. That was Surly. That was you.

When some questioned your loyalty to a team they considered inferior or unequal, you let it be known the Kings are your team, L.A. is your hockey home and that loyalty belongs to only one.

Those that once called themselves Kings fans but took their allegiance elsewhere are not your kind. They shared nothing with you then nor do they now.


You have paid the price of patience.

Your work is not done. Our arena is not a place for polite cheer and feign approval. That is the other place 30 miles away.

You are not just fans. You are a force.

When the team falters, you scream louder.

When they score, you raise the roof.

If Surly and I cannot hear you, you do not exist.

Until 18,000 of us scream at the top of our lungs for 60 minutes, we have more left to give.


You make a difference to the team.

Your rabid passion will infect others around you.

We have earned the right to be here but have won nothing yet.

Until the Stanley Cup is ours, our work is not done and then it will have only begun.

Can you hear it?


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7 replies

  1. Hell Ya GKG GKG GKG 35 yrs im still here ….

  2. Count on section 322!

  3. PR14 checking in and getting those vocals warmed up.

  4. Yes! Saying it the right way, the way Cartman says it “Go Kings Go!” Upper Center Stubhub people let me hear you!

  5. I will be watching the streaming video from home, but I am with you in spirit! This is our time! GO KINGS GO! GO KINGS GO! GO KINGS GO!

  6. LeBrune is overcompensating.

    Somehow overlooked is the Sharks. They were good to begin with and improved their offense and goalkeeping during the off-season. And, Blake’s departure improves their defense.

    5-6 in the division, top 12 in the league.

    • I’m missing where the Sharks improved their offense.

      Blake was actually a good player for them, mostly. His loss hurts. They have very little offense from the blueline now.

      They will still be a good team, but they likely won’t be better than last year.

      As for goaltending, Neimi did just win a cup. That’s a big bonus for them, considering Nabakov’s playoff failures. But Nittymaki will probably lose his job to Greiss at some point, and despite Nabakov’s playoff chokage, he was an outstanding regular season goalie for them, a claim Neimi can not yet make. We’ll see. I think Phoenix poses the biggest threat to us for the division.


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