Home Sweet Home

It feels like forever and a week since I was at Staples Center.

The preseason games were abstract and akin to a day-dream.

I miss that walk past the southwest entrance, up the stairs and across the street to the Yard House for a drink and dialogue with friends.

I miss the excited faces, wide smiles and palpable anticipation of my more than 18,000 brothers and sisters.

Most of all, I miss

the drop of the puck, the trance in which my mind falls within seconds as I absorb each stride, check, pass, play and shot. The breakouts, counter attacks and regroups, forecheck, offensive zone entries, two-on-ones, three-on-twos, power play, oh the powerplay, killing penalties, every face off, every save, and being catapulted out of my seat on each Kings’ goal followed by the surging rush and David Courtney’s pronouncement of, “Los Angeles goal…” preceding the name of the moment’s hero.

It’s been too long my friends and now it’s just hours away. Like you, between the ears, I am already there. This day lost any potential for productivity the moment I opened my eyes this morning.

I will see the downtown Los Angeles skyline by 5pm.

I will be among you shortly thereafter.

By 7:15, I will be in my seat and when you hear the question, “are you ready?” come from the speakers, I expect you to answer the bell with fervor.

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14 replies

  1. Poetically put..ready am I..
    The Boys Are Back In Town
    GO KINGS GO!!!

  2. This makes me miss LA so much. I can’t wait for the Kings @ SJ coming up. Go Kings Go!

  3. GO KINGS GO!!

    I won’t be at the game, since I live in Colorado, but I will be watching online and will certainly be there in spirit. Some buddies are coming down from Santa Barbara for the game, and I will “force” them to drink a beer for me, and one for the Kings!

  4. That was beautiful. I am even more excited. If that is possible.

    • I got you covered Michael. Two large Sam Adams for periods one and two, and then always a Sierra Nevada to cap off the third with a victory.

  5. … Figures that the Kings are wearing their new whites at home.

    Merchandising, merchandising!!! Where the REAL money from the hockey club is made.

  6. … Welp, that’s 5 PP goals for the Kings, and we’ve yet to complete the 5th game of the season.

    Anyone still want to fire Kompon?

    • Does anyone still think we’re repressing JB? Sorry, Dutch, I couldn’t resist. :)

    • Yes. Hey, you asked. We would have scored 10 without him. lol.

    • Depends. Power play looks good right now. Didn’t last year, when he should of been fired. I felt this year he got a fresh start, because TM, and DL believe in him, so his status as an assistant for me, depended on him doing his job. Still does in my opinion.

      Just want to add that I haven’t been complaining about the PP this season at all. So as far as I’m concerned he’s doing his job. When he stops, I’ll complain though.

  7. Ohhhhh . . . ooooooze . . . the kind of home-opener I (wet) dream about . . . and never saw until tonight.

    Those Blues got some bi-i-ig guys up front, though.


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