Kings Links: Cup Visits Ontario Reign Today (1 to 3 p.m.)

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Jack Ferreira is sharing his day with the Cup with Kings fans in Ontario, CA, home of the Kings' affiliate club. This free event is being held at the Ayres Hotel. You lucky folks nearby, get out there! [Highland News]

The Cup is also going on a So Cal rink tour Thursday, September 6th. It's a fundraiser for youth hockey, and you can have your picture taken by a pro. [LA Kings Insider]

The Kings were the last team profiled for's "30 in 30" feature. "Can they repeat?" questions are the focus, but they also survey the prospect pool. []

Jonathan Quick and Dustin Brown are two of the ten best bargains in the NHL. [Angus Certified]

New Kings prospect Colin Miller on his drive to make the playoffs. [Sault Star]

Freddy Meyer is the Monarchs' new assistant coach. We may wind up paying more attention to Manchester than ever before. [AHL]

The Business of Sports

If you'd rather listen to a summary of what both sides want to get out of the labor talks, here's a good radio segment. Though the NHL has far more leverage, Fehr wants them to make a good business case for their demands. [Mike Richards in the Morning]

No matter what Gary promised before the lockout, demand drives ticket prices up, not player salaries. [The Sports Economist]

Old School Colors Pool Party

Alec Martinez hung out with his friends from Miami University on his day with the Cup. In a bid to please Quisp, they all decided to rock purple and gold: