A fan outside Staples Center on Monday seemed to capsulize the plight of Kings fans. Above the number on the back of his Kings jersey, instead of his name, were the words love and hate.
Kings fans have a moment they can simply love. After 45 years, three owners, two lockouts, one bankruptcy and countless promises, the Kings are poised to deliver.
With a victory tonight over the New Jersey Devils at Staples Center, the Kings would take home the Stanley Cup for the first time.
The position were in, weve obviously worked hard for, Kings forward Mike Richards said. Its exciting. Its exciting for everybody to get this opportunity. We know we have a lot of work left. Its something we have to try to embrace, not be nervous, but try to enjoy.
One thing remains, and goaltender Jonathan Quick was ready to display his math skills.
We need four wins to win it, Quick said. We have only three. We need another one.
Still, Kings fans are already pondering the moment.
With a victory, they wou...