Kings Links - Father's Day Edition
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.
Took the day off yesterday to let everyone soak in the majesty that was the Kings winning the Cup on home ice no less. Oh man. What a lovely present for all the fathers on the team, in the organization and all the fans that are fathers. Thanks for winning it all, Kings.
LA Daily News
NBC: 6 million viewers watched the Kings win the Stanley Cup It was the most watched Game 5 since 2008 and in LA, these ratings were bested only by Game 6 in 2012.
Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter’s pride isn’t Stanley Cup, it’s his son Chris A really well written article from Jill Painter who discusses the impact that Darryl Sutter has had and how everyone loves Darryl's son, Chris. It's very touching.
Darryl Sutter and Darryl Sutter's face hoist the Stanley Cup Eight great pictures of Darryl Sutter and his reaction to lifting the Cup.
Kings-Rangers overtime hockey will kill you After the first OT on Friday, Rodger Sherman collected a bunch of reactions from twitter.
Let's watch the LA Kings -- and fans -- celebrate the Stanley Cup I'm including this mainly for Sutter's reaction at the very end.
VIDEO: Dodgers Stadium erupts after Kings win Cup Vin Scully describing the scene at Dodger Stadium and talking about the Kings? Yes, please.
PHOTOS: Front Pages after Kings win Stanley Cup Pretty neat to see.
Stanley Cup Final: Kings' Black Aces leave locker room, 'live it' on the ice A look from the Black Aces as they sit and wait during OT to get out on the ice with the rest of the Kings.
Doughty drove Kings as playoffs' top defenseman Corey Masisak writes about how Drew Doughty was a key player in the Kings' victory during the Stanley Cup Final.
Kings center Kopitar proves to be elite player Why yes, in fact, Anze Kopitar is one of the best centers in the world.
Five reasons why the Kings won the Stanley Cup 1. Depth; 2. Health; 3. Doughty; 4. Finish; 5. Coach. It's actually an interesting article, so read it and discuss what we already know: Sutter is amazing.
Kings' Gaborik keys Stanley Cup run after L.A. arrival After being traded from Columbus, there were questions surrounding him and how he'd fit in.
Goalie matchup Game 5: More quality chances Kevin Woodley breaks down how and where the goals were scored in the final game.
LA Kings Insider
KINGS (OR STEELERS?) STAY AFLOAT ABOVE COMPETITION Dean Lombardi means business.
THE STANLEY CUP FINAL IN PICTURES Also includes a quote Rosen felt was relevant to or sumps up each particular game.
AUDIO: NICKSON’S CALL OF MARTINEZ’S CUP CLINCHER Nick Nickson called Alec Martinez's game/series/Cup winning goal and it's spectacular.
And speaking of soectacular, go to the front of page of lakings.com and just watch it on loop endlessly.
In Other News
The lighter side of the 2014 NHL playoffs Some funny moments from the last two months.3 things you need to know about the NHL compliance buyout period How it works and how the compliance buyout works. The header picture is a mouth breather picture of Mike Richards and I can't stop staring.
Canadiens trade Louis Leblanc to Ducks for conditional 5th-round pick The Habs traded a prospect who's been wasting away in their system for a pick that will become a 5th rounder if he plays 15 games with the Ducks next season.
Habs Eyes On the Prize
The Canadiens sign head coach Michel Therrien to a four year contract extension Could be a good thing, could be a bad thing, it's kind of hard to tell. Despite some odd personnel and system management, he did lead the Habs to the playoffs last season and all the way to the Eastern Conference Final this season. Will it pan out? We'll see.
Fear the Fin
How should the Sharks feel about the team that got away winning the Stanley Cup An interesting read from The Neutral who looks at the two main arguments for/against blowing up the team. A little long, but he makes some very valid points that I think are worth reading.