I want everybody prepared when we announce the first contest (likely in about 3 weeks) for the VIP Kings ticket giveaway. Consider this your heads up. You will need a few things for each of the contests. We’ll start off simple, as you will only be required to own a camera and a Kings jersey to enter to win the first pair of tickets. What you need to do with those items you won’t know until the competition is a go. Any camera will suffice as we won’t discriminate based on quality, so your camera phone will do just fine. If you don’t have a jersey, shame on you, go buy one. No T-Shirts, these tickets are for crazy King fans (our favorite kind), and crazy King fans have jerseys. You’ll need one not only for the contest but also to wear to Staples if you win the tickets! That’s all on that for now. Be excited… and afraid.

As to Frozen Fury, I just wanted to take your temperature. Who is going? Have you been before or is it your inaugural romp? Who isn’t going? Why the hell not? This will be my 4th trip to Las Vegas to watch the Kings kick the Avalanche’s asses through heavily blurred vision. Besides the playoffs this is the Kings’ event I get the most excited about. More importantly, when you are in Vegas skulking through the casino with your fellow 8,000 King fans, what will you do when you spy a black jersey through the crowd that reads ‘Surly’ on its back?