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Other photo of the day: Gary Bettman and Kings’ mascot sit together

Jun 5, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT

With one more win, Gary Bettman would hand the Stanley Cup to Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown. During the potential on-ice victory, the silver chalice may rest in many happy hands, but – correct me if I’m wrong – it likely won’t find its way into the furry fake-paws of Kings mascot Bailey.

In a more fantastical world, Bettman would hand the Cup straight to Bailey, who would then probably do something hilarious. (At least if the “Jersey Shore” thing is any indication.) While Joe is right in calling that the “photo of the day,” this shot of Bettman and Bailey side-by-side is a strong runner-up.

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(I can almost imagine this image Photoshopped into some bizarre Tumblr already.)

It’s unclear the exact context of the photo, although after quickly surveying the backdrop, it probably came from an AEG event. We dropped the Kings a line to try to find out the specifics of the occurrence, but I think we can all agree that the photo is incredible whether we know all the details or not.

  1. rosselliott - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    Which one is which?

  2. dannymac17 - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    that cant be in 2000.

    one of the ads on the backdrop says Farmers Field

    and correct me if im wrong, but that mascot has no purple on that jersey. that must have been this year.

    • rosselliott - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:44 PM

      Bailey is also wearing the King current road uniforms which was not used until this season.

      The guy in the purple Kings throwback jersey (#8? Doughty?) also has a Stanley Cup Final logo on the chest, which would indicate it was taken in the past week or so.

      • cmdaw - Jun 5, 2012 at 8:58 PM

        Pretty sure that’s Brad Doty.

    • James O'Brien - Jun 5, 2012 at 7:57 PM

      Yeah, it’s “2000 Acts of Hope” rather than year-related. Still not sure the precise context, though, beyond charitable purposes?

      Tweaked the post to avoid confusion.

      • dannymac17 - Jun 5, 2012 at 11:47 PM

        cheers man. glad the confusion was set out, although one could say this was taken with instagram rather than a digi cam. lol

  3. barkar942 - Jun 5, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Looks like the lion and Bettman like the same style of footwear!

  4. highlander24 - Jun 6, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    Can’t wait to see our buddy Bailey raising the Stanley Cup! It would also be another great honor to Ace Bailey. GO KINGS GO!

    • blomfeld - Jun 6, 2012 at 1:07 AM

      IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE FRIENDS !

      Stand by and be at the ready … GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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