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Pete Demers drinks 1993 Bud from 2012 Cup

Stanley Cup: Former L.A. Kings trainer drinks from 19-year-old beer saved from last finals appearance – thestar.com The bottle of unopened Budweiser was delivered to the Los Angeles Kings dressing room the night they lost the 1993 Stanley Cup at the old Montreal Forum. It then travelled back to an office in the Great Western…

Greatest Hockey Legends.com: Hollywood Ending?

The great and wise Joe Pelletier on the Finals so far. Read the whole thing, but here are some snips: Joe Pelletier, Geatest Hockey Legends.com: Hollywood Ending?. [...] It is inevitable that LA wins the series now. New Jersey looks like a team that knows they are outmatched. I thought their strong forecheck game would…

3-0, 3-0, 3-0, 3-0

New blog. Good stuff. Read the whole thing. Kings of Hockeywood: 3-0, 3-0, 3-0, 3-0. [...] No team in the long history of the NHL had ever gone ahead of their opponent 3 games to none in all four rounds of the Stanley Cup Finals as the Kings have now done against Vancouver, St. Louis,…

A ninth Sutter on the NHL horizon | ProHockeyTalk

Looks like there’s a ninth Sutter on the NHL horizon | ProHockeyTalk One of the most famous families in NHL history continued its legacy on Friday as Brody Sutter — son of former NHLer Duane Sutter — signed an entry-level deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. “Brody had a good final year of junior hockey, and…

Kovalchuk’s mom told him not to ask for trade from Devils

After nearly requesting trade, Ilya Kovalchuk leads Cup campaign | Puck Daddy Kovalchuk thought his luck had changed when he was traded to the New Jersey Devils in 2010. But more of the same followed. [...] The criticism and public pressure [...] affected Kovalchuk to the point where he almost requested a trade from the…

Which Kings are among the 10 best NHL contracts?

The 10 Best Contracts in the NHL 4. Dustin Brown Cap hit of $3.175 million Six-year deal, expires after 2013-14 season With how well Brown has played down the stretch and in the postseason, one has to wonder if more teams will start leaking trade rumors in order to spark a player? The Kings were…

Greatest Hockey Legends.com: All The Kings Men: Juha Widing

This Golden Globetrotter is Juha "Whitey" Widing, one of the early Hollywood hockey stars. This Finnish born Swede played junior hockey in Canada before emerging as a NHL star in Los Angeles. The fast skater with an excellent shot was a consistent offensive presence in the 1970s. The Hockey Scouting Report 1976 said ". .…

Marty McSorley hopes Kings reverse his curse – USATODAY.com

Marty McSorley hopes Kings reverse his curse – USATODAY.com McSorley still hears about the stick and the penalty when he appears with Kings alumni. He blames the media for keeping the story alive, yet most Kings fans acknowledge they don’t need the help — there’s even a blog named after McSorley’s stick.