LA Kings 2014 Stanley Cup Championship Parade and Rally – In Photos

Confetti flies between Staples Center and L.A. Live at the conclusion of the Los Angeles Kings’
2014 Stanley Cup Championship Parade on June 16, 2014.
Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — Although the pageantry is nothing compared to the annual Rose Parade each New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California, when the Los Angeles Kings win the Stanley Cup, as they did for the second time in franchise history on June 13, 2014, their celebratory parades are just as special, just in a different way.

An estimated 300,000 fans lined Figueroa Street and Chick Hearn Court in Downtown Los Angeles as Kings players, coaches, staff, and their families rode double-decker buses and one specially equipped semi-trailer truck south on Figueroa Street, starting at 5th Street, before turning west onto Chick Hearn Court, between Staples Center and L.A. Live.

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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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Los Angeles Kings: Too Early To Panic Despite Slow Start

ALSO: Will Alec Martinez return to the lineup tonight against Ottawa? Willie Mitchell talks about complacency, and video interviews with Colin Fraser, Trevor Lewis, and head coach Darryl Sutter.


Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams shared
ome very strong words about his team’s
play so far this season.
(click above to view larger image)
Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO AND LOS ANGELES, CA — After a 1-2-0 start to the still very young 2013-14 National Hockey League season, a quick spin through the World Wide Web forums where the Los Angeles Kings faithful congregate indicates that while many are not concerned with the team’s poor start, a significant number are already in panic mode.

Indeed, some fans are already pointing fingers, and railing against the performance of various players. Some have singled out goaltender Jonathan Quick. Even head coach Darryl Sutter has been under the microscope—some have commented that they believe he has lost control of his team, and has been tuned out by the players.

One word can be used to address such beliefs…

Really?

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Leiweke Out, Beckerman In: How Is Change At The Top of AEG Impacting The LA Kings?

Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi spoke exclusively with Frozen Royalty about how the change at top of the Anschutz Entertainment Group has impacted the team.
Photo: Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images
and the Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES — On March 14, 2013, the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the international real estate, retail, and entertainment conglomerate that owns the Los Angeles Kings, dropped a bombshell when they announced that they were no longer up for sale.

But what many considered to be a bombshell with an even greater payload was a part of that same announcement: that Tim Leiweke, the President and Chief Executive Officer of AEG since 1996, would be, “…leaving the company by mutual agreement.”

That Leiweke left AEG amicably is highly unlikely, but that is for another story. In any event, prior to his departure, he had been the front man, the face, the pitch man—he was AEG, as far as so many were concerned, especially since Philip Anschutz has been extremely reclusive while at the top of his AEG empire.

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LA Kings Hockey Fest ’13 Scheduled For September 8

The scene outside Staples Center prior to the start of
LA Kings Hockey Fest '11.
(click above to view larger image)
Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On August 1, the Los Angeles Kings announced that LA Kings Hockey Fest ’13 will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at Staples Center.

Highlights of the event include Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi addressing the crowd, Kings player, coaches, management and alumni meeting with fans, via question and answer sessions and autograph sessions. The popular kids press conference and an open skate will also be featured.

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