Former LA Kings left wing Tomas Sandstrom
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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings
held their annual Tip-A-King fundraiser on January 7
, and former Kings winger Tomas Sandstrom
, who the team honored prior to their game against the Minnesota Wild
hours earlier, had a booth to himself where he could greet fans. But he spent most of the evening with his wife, Helena, and that’s about it.
Kings broadcasters Bob Miller and Nick Nickson visited with him, as did the few Kings alumni who were present. But fans visiting his booth for autographs and photos were very, very few and even farther between.
“It’s been too long,” I said to him. “Almost 24 years since the 1993 Stanley Cup run.”
“Yeah, time flies,” he said.
“Not enough older Kings fans are here,” I replied. “The majority of the current ones apparently have no idea who you are.” Read more of this post