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Here we are the end of May and we still have L.A. hockey to cheer for. The Los Angeles Kings are the lone team that has a chance for bring home a championship to this great city. Of course, being the spoiled city we will see some people jump on the bandwagon for the Kings. This isn't to say that it all bad, but the team knows they will have new fans coming to support them.
I personally don't like those that jump on the bandwagon, but for the game of hockey in L.A. this can be a good thing for the sport and the city. We are consumed with the Dodgers and the Lakers, but now it is the Kings time to shine. Here they are after 19 years in the Stanley Cup Finals for only the second time in the teams history.
They have set an NHL record for most post-season road wins and knocked off the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 seed to reach the Finals.
L.A. will now face a tough New Jersey Devils team with a veteran goalie in Martin Brodeur, who has won three Stanley Cups. He is now 40 and we know he should be giving it his all in the crease, for this might be the last time he plays on the ice.
The Kings though, are a team that has played with determination and heart. The team is in the midst of winning its first Stanley Cup in 45 year and Kings fans have long waited for this opportunity again and hopefully this time it has a happy ending.
Whatever the case maybe, fans old and new, are sticking with this L.A. team in hopes of a Championship and a silver and black parade around downtown in June.