“He looked like he was moving just like he was in June,” Stoll said.

Goaltender Jonathan Quick never complained while he carried the Kings on his back and became the most valuable player of their Stanley Cup championship run, but he paid a steep price for toting that heavy burden.

A herniated disc that doctors didn’t immediately diagnose began pinching his sciatic nerve in March, while the team was making its playoff push, but Quick played through it stoically and superbly. Game after game he kept the low-scoring Kings competitive, boosting them into the final playoff spot in the West and then repelling shot after shot as they rampaged through the playoffs and to a six-game victory over the New Jersey Devils in the Cup final.

Never did he hint at the ache that accompanied him almost everywhere.

For the rest of the Helene Elliott article, click on the link, “how about this fucking goalie?”

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  1. … That excerpt from Helene reads like it came off of a script. I realize the MSM are nothing more than professional bandwagoners and/or professional trolls these days, but wow, way to phone it in, Elliott.

    It’s too bad that even something as momentous as the Kings winning a Cup has to take a back seat to a narrative designed for people who think “this hockey thing, how does it work again?” I certainly understand now how guys like Martin Brodeur acquire this utterly confounding “legendary” status; it’s carefully cultivated over time by a very lazy media.


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