It almost sounds too made up, like it would be in a story. The midpoint in the season, the LA Kings looked to be on pace for mediocre season with much doubts of making the post-season, and then the trade deadline hit….Jack Johnson out Jeff Carter in, Terry Murray (Head Coach) out Darryl Sutter in. Who would have thought that these changes would have been enough to win the cup. Under Murray, the Kings were a measly 13-12-4, 12th place in the Western Conference. Under Sutter the Kings streaked to 24-13-11 after the coaching change which was 8th in the Western Conference. Three weeks before the playoffs began, the Kings looked just short of being included in the 2012 playoffs and then the streaked happened. I am the first to admit I am a casual hockey fan, but the run they made created me into a Kings fan for life. Taking the 1, 2, and 3 seeds to school going 12-2 through the first 3 rounds, unbelievable. The city of LA was most definitely behind their hockey team. We were buzzing with excitement still in shock, trying to comprehend this magnificent run. The Kings weren’t star driven. They looked like a team, and most importantly played like one. They went on to beat the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals scoring 3 of the six goals in a ten minute span, ya pretty dominant. Once a number 8 seed going into the playoffs to Stanley Cup winners. This just shows you any team at any point can make a run and be successful, the 2010 San Francisco Giants, 2011 Mavericks, the 2012 LA Kings, and thats just a small sample. Go Kings Go
Throughout the many years of competitive sports, there have been countless amounts of celebrations immediately following a magnificent plays. For example, Terrell Owens was notorious for his ridiculous celebrations, but man they were entertaining. A good celebration adds to the fun and/or intensity of the game. It keeps the fans involved and celebratory themselves. Tell me your favorite, and it doesn’t have to be one of the ones in the collage.