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Fans Appreciate LA Kings Winning The Stanley Cup More The Second Time Around

2014 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP WRAP-UP: Part 4 of Frozen Royalty’s wrap-up of the Los Angeles Kings winning the 2014 Stanley Cup Championship and the ensuing celebration.


Mike Bouffard (left) and his daughters—all LA Kings fans—during the team’ 2014 Stanley Cup Championship parade in Downtown
Los Angeles on June 16, 2014.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — Looking back to the Los Angeles Kings’ 2014 Stanley Cup Championship parade in Downtown Los Angeles, as it was in 2012, fans came from miles and miles around, even though the majority were from the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

As yours truly walked Figueroa Street and Chick Hearn Court (between Staples Center and L.A. Live) prior to the start of the parade, I spoke with some of the more than 300,000 fans in attendance. Some had made the trip from surrounding counties, including Orange, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, San Bernadino, Riverside, Kern, Imperial and San Diego counties. One family came from as far as New Mexico.

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LA Kings Do More Than Celebrate During 2014 Stanley Cup Parade/Rally

LA Kings head coach Darryl Sutter rides atop a double decker bus during the team’s parade in Downtown Los Angeles celebrating their 2014 Stanley Cup Championship on June 16, 2014.
Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

 

LOS ANGELES — A couple of days have passed since the Los Angeles Kings celebrated their 2014 Stanley Cup Championship with their fans during a parade down Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles, turning west onto Chick Hearn Court, between Staples Center and L.A. Live, followed by a rally inside Staples Center.

Now that the initial excitement has died down just a bit, a look back at the rally indicates that it was more than a celebration. To be sure, the Kings celebrated their victory and expressed their gratitude. But they also used the event to send a few messages as well.

After the Hall-of-Fame “Voice of the Kings,” Bob Miller opened the festivities, Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles, got the rally off to a raucous start with a surprising conclusion to his remarks.

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Fans Watch LA Kings Take 3-0 Lead In 2014 Stanley Cup Final At Downtown LA Gathering – In Photos

Nokia Plaza at LA Live is bustling with activity as fans were still making their way to the location prior to the start of the LA Kings watch party for their season ticket holders and their guests for Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final in New York.
Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

 

LOS ANGELES — While the Los Angeles Kings were taking care of business, shutting out the New York Rangers, 3-0, in Game 3 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden in New York, approximately 2,500 of their fans, primarily season ticket holders and their guests, celebrated the win at a private watch party held at Nokia Plaza, the large, outdoor area in the middle of the LA Live retail/entertainment complex, across the street from Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles.

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LA Kings Tip A King 2014 – In Photos

Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll autographs a jersey for a fan during the Tip A King 2014
event, at LA Live in Los Angeles on February 1, 2014.
Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Kings suffered yet another shutout loss, this time, a 2-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on February 1, the team”s players and coaches walked across the street from Staples Center to the Event Deck at LA Live to meet and greet fans at the annual Tip A King event, a fundraiser benefitting the Kings Care Foundation.

Some feared that the players and coaches might have a bit of difficulty, not only in being in a good mood, but also with fans who might be rather surly after another bad loss. But the mood at Tip A King 2014 was upbeat and positive.

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