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2012 Stanley Cup Poetry: The Local Hockey Team Made Good

The Los Angeles Kings winning the 2012 Stanley Cup, the first championship in the 45-year history of the franchise, still has fans celebrating more than two weeks later. One fan, young Kai Jacinto, of Culver City, California, was so inspired, he wrote the following poem…


Kai Jacinto, (right), shown here with his proud mother,
Ave Jacinto, and younger brother, Keianu.
Photo courtesy Ave Jacinto

by Kai Jacinto

The Kings were the unlikely winners of the 2012 Stanley Cup
Seeded eighth going into the playoffs and kept moving on up.

They were underdogs in the first round against Vancouver
But they shut them down in five games with amazing maneuvers.

Sweeping the Blues brought the Kings much attention
Never in 45 years have they had so much possible championship mentions.

Then came the Coyotes, checking hard and howling at every face-off
But the silver and black skated with no fear and never backed off. Read more of this post

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Kings Development Camp 2007

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Young prospects of the Los Angeles Kings gathered at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, California this week for the Kings’ annual Development Camp where the potentially future Kings received on and off-ice instruction from the Kings coaching staff and worked on their conditioning.

No one can get a valid assessment about a prospect’s potential for making it to the National Hockey League and being a success once there from a summer development camp. But by all accounts, controversial 2007 first-round draft pick defenseman Thomas Hickey was one of the standouts.

Another standout was converted defenseman Brian Boyle, who looked good in the scrimmage on Wednesday night. But clearly, he has a hard time not standing out at 6-7, 250 pounds. Read more of this post

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