Found June 08, 2012 on Awful Announcing:
So this is why the Los Angeles Kings have only made one Stanley Cup Final appearance in their history before this year, it turns the local media absolutely bonkers.  We've seen screengrab snafus, public address screwups with Wayne Gretzky, and even infographics made by the team to deal with their crazy local media.  Thankfully, the Los Angeles media continues to one up itself, although it's going to take quite the feat to top this creepy/awkward/weird/sensual video now that the series is continuing to a Game 5.  Watch as KTLA reporter Allie Mackay spanks the Devils mascot during a staged on-ice mascot fracas.  That leads the on-set anchor team to add these play by play gems: "Allie pulled out her bedroom move." "You like that, she was like, do it." "Something tells me they probably would enjoy it (going to the penalty box)... it might be part of their little game." Whatever happens next, let's just pray Lee Corso doesn't get any crazy ideas for College Gameday this fall...   (H/T Off The Bench)

Quick closeouts just aren't Kings' style

Ironically, on their barnstorming run to the Stanley Cup final, the Kings have really encountered only one trouble spot: that pesky matter of actually trying to close out a series. In all four rounds, the Kings took a 3-0 series lead and put themselves in a wonderful opportunity to close things out at home. Three of those four times, the Kings lost, including Wednesday night, when...

Kings taste slim margin between win or lose

The Los Angeles Kings' 15-3 postseason record can't be deceiving, can it? For a team that has won all 10 of its road games and faltered at its chance to become the first team since the 1988 Edmonton Oilers to post a 16-2 playoff record en route to winning the Stanley Cup, the margin between winning and losing isn't as stark as their record indicates. Remember the 2001...

Major challenge awaiting Kings in Newark

As imminent as a game-winner may have appeared to some after Drew Doughty's third period equalizer Saturday night, the Los Angeles Kings once again boarded a charter flight bound for a Game 5 expecting their stiffest challenge during a postseason in which they've bit, clawed and scraped to a 15-3 record. "We're not going to add more pressure than we need to,"...

Jonathan Quick Is Beasting The Stanley Cup Playoffs

Jon Quick is in full beast mode. He is leading the 8th seed Kings through the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Leading may not be the correct word. A word like juggernaut – as cliche as it sounds — comes to mind. Quick showed glimpses of this last season. However, that wasn’t the first time I saw Quick’s potential. Hockey East is the best collegiate hockey league. In fact, there...

Devils offer Sheen tix, place to smoke

Following his meltdown outside the Staples Center during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Charlie Sheen has now been offered a few perks by the Devils for Game 5. 

Back at practice, Kings again have eyes on prize

Jonathan Quick was back in lockdown mode: preparing for Game 5 of the finals as though it were Game 1, and not the Los Angeles Kings' second chance to claim the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history. As he did on media day in advance of the series opener against the New Jersey Devils, the Kings' stellar goalie faced reporters on Friday with a baseball cap yanked...

Adam Carolla wears Kings gear on Kimmel

Comedian Adam Carolla visited his old pal on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show last night dressed in full Los Angeles Kings gear— including pads, helmet and on rollerblades— to show support for his "favorite" team. Taking a jab at Los Angelelans— or whatever they're called— coming out of the woodwork during the Kings playoff run and hockey fever takes...

Is comedian the LA Kings' No. 1 fan?

Comedian Adam Carolla visited "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in full Los Angeles Kings gear -- pads, jersey, helmet and rollerblades -- to show support for his "favorite" team. He entered the studio, stick and towel in hand, then sat in a comfy chair to talk hockey with his longtime chum. "You know I'm a big Kings fan, Jimmy," Carolla said Wednesday night...

Kings look to bounce back again in another Game 5

Darryl Sutter contorted his face in a display of disbelief and disgust, and let out an incredulous laugh shortly after the Los Angeles Kings failed in their initial attempt to claim the franchise's first Stanley Cup title. The monotone coach seemed stunned Wednesday night when he was asked about his club's ''problem'' in Game 4s of the playoffs. The Kings...

Quick!  Don’t Miss Him!

There are times I’m tempted to send the extra-large pot of coffee to the east-coast media, usually when they start up on “where did come from?” This usually precedes the team being scheduled in for every east coast swing for the next season, which at least solves the problem for that player. Trouble is—there are always more players out there in Pacific Time land! In other...

Charlie Sheen loses it after being kicked out of Kings game

It wasn’t a goodnight for the Los Angeles Kings, and it certainly wasn’t a goodnight for Charlie Sheen. The erratic Hollywood star who recently admitted in Rolling Stone that he wasn’t “winning” last year, was not allowed back into the Kings loss at home to the New Jersey Devils in Game 4 of the Stanley [...]

Masterpiece in the Making

By Dustin Leed (@D_LEED)   Due to web problems, Dustin Leed posted his latest story at our friends The Checking Line. You can see the original story here: Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Flyers captain Mike Richards stood stock-still in a crowded locker room, engulfed by reporters. His teams’ storybook season had just come to a heartbreaking end in the Stanley Cup Finals. He spoke...
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