Die-hard L.A. Kings fans don’t get wrapped up on who the Conn Smyth winner from the Kings will be. They don’t talk of an inevitable sweep. Die-hards don’t do a lot of things the media, pundits and others do. I see these article titles out there and I just smile. They won’t understand how you think, how Surly and I do, how we are, who we are and what this team means to us.
This isn’t our job. This isn’t some story. We don’t seek to entertain anyone.
We love our team. We live our team. We take ownership of its success and take nothing, not even a moment of it, for granted.
In 2012, we titled the game four preview as the “climax.”
In 2012, we were younger, less experienced winners and had not plowed this road. This series, to date, has shared much with that of 2012. And while we seek the same end result, it is not the end that draws our focus now. It is the beginning and each shift, hit, pass and shot that follows.
June 11, 2014 is game four of the Stanley Cup Final. We get out there and work hard to play our best. We work hard to leave it all on the ice. We let our skill, effort and fierce competitiveness dictate.
Bring your focus and undivided attention. I expect nothing less from you and myself. I expect nothing less from our men.
Let’s remember where we are and what we must do. You know our boys won’t need any reminding.
Let’s earn it.
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