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Kings celebrate Cup run with downtown Los Angeles parade

Jun 14, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 14: Jordan Nolan #71 of the Los Angeles Kings waves to fans in the midst of confetti falling down during the Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Victory Parade on June 14, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) Getty Images

If you had said back in March that there would be a victory parade this summer in downtown Los Angeles, odds are it wouldn’t have been too hard to find people that agreed with you. If you had then insisted that it would be the Los Angeles Kings that were doing the celebrating, all you’d be met with is rolled eyes and maybe a polite, but dismissive, “sure.”

Nevertheless, that’s the situation we had on Thursday as the Kings capped off their improbable and stunning playoff run with confetti and cheering fans.

Even compared to other Stanley Cup winning teams, the 2011-12 Kings were special.

In order to make this day possible, they had to become the first eighth-seed team in the history of the NHL to win the Stanley Cup. Not only did they accomplish that, but they steamrolled through the competition with a 16-4 playoff record.

They also became the first team to claim a 3-0 series lead in all four rounds.

So it’s fair to say that the Kings have earned the right to celebrate today. The question is, will there be another parade in 2013?

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  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 14, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    I would like to borrow a line fron THE BRONX TALE a quote from Sonny ” Nobody Cares ” !

    • teambringitstrong - Jun 14, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      But yet you logged in to type those words.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 14, 2012 at 7:05 PM

        Your right Iam wrong HAHAHAAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHHHAHAHHHAHHAHHA ! Now Git you CELEBRITY FAN !

      • jimeejohnson - Jun 15, 2012 at 10:57 AM

        You idiot!

  2. broadstbully33 - Jun 14, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    did anyone else see the overhead view of the parade? there was a total of 7 people there to watch

    • sportsfreak13 - Jun 14, 2012 at 7:25 PM

      You throw a 3 in front of that 7 and you get the total amount of years your city hasn’t been able to have a parade.

    • ron05342 - Jun 15, 2012 at 12:48 AM

      Why would anyone bother to make such a moronic statement such as this?

  3. gauchomvp - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Just a bunch of haters! We live in the best city, have the best weather, best looking girls and now have the best trophy, be very jealous! FYI, a qtr million people lined the streets

    • getlockedout - Jun 14, 2012 at 9:27 PM

      you’re impressed with a quarter of a million people? a million went to the bruins parade last year and they have about 2.5 million less people…

  4. sjsharksfan11 - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    How many there were actual fans? Out of the “fans”, how many could name 15 players? My guess is not too many….

    • danphipps01 - Jun 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM

      I’m gonna love watching how fast the seats empty in San Jose once the team starts going the way of the Flames and the bandwagon disappears because the Sharks can’t make playoff runs.

    • ron05342 - Jun 15, 2012 at 12:50 AM

      Read it and weep, bitter sharks fan: soCal 2, noCal 0

    • dannymac17 - Jun 15, 2012 at 11:35 AM

      Still talking about the Kings and their fans huh?

      Whens the last time the Sharks had a parade?

      Oh.

  5. pop562 - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    Go Kings Go!!!

  6. jimw81 - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Atleast we found out they have a bigger fan base than the devils.

  7. gauchomvp - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Keep hella hating on So Cal sanjo fan. You can admire us from a few hours away for many many years. Your team will get sliced and diced this offseason while we’re just getting started. FYI, you can’t play the puck from the bench but have to be actually on the ice

  8. schartz55 - Jun 14, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    You wanna crown em?

  9. jimbroney - Jun 14, 2012 at 11:07 PM

    As an oriole fan, I am so proud of the defense your team played!

  10. pantherpro - Jun 15, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Hey Kings fan,

    You ever notice how manySharks fans show up at your home games? There are hundreds of Sharks fans if not thousands. When you come north to San Jose I can count the number of Kings fans on one hand. You suck So Cal and always will. Nice place to visit but a dump to live in! Sharks have sold out since day one unlike your sorry hockey club!

    • ron05342 - Jun 15, 2012 at 10:33 AM

      Wrong again, fool. I can count on two hands how many Sharks fans actually show up at Kings games, as I got season tickets and been to all of them. Unfortunately for your position, Sharks fans strike me as perhaps the most unknowledgeable hockey fans on the planet, crying on every hit and wanting a penalty.

      Sorry you are so bitter. But let’s face it…your team won’t win a Cup next year, or the year after that, and soon will be bringing up the rear in the Pacific Division…as someone said above, perhaps your players need to learn how to play the puck on the ice, and not from the bench.

    • dannymac17 - Jun 15, 2012 at 11:36 AM

      Cups:

      Kings – 1
      Sharks – 0

  11. pop562 - Jun 15, 2012 at 4:35 AM

    This is about the LA Kings… Not the Sacramento Kings or the Sharks… the LA Kings are 2012 Stanley Cup Champs and I’ve been a fan since Gretzky, Robitaille, Hrudey, Granato, Sandstorm, Donnelly, Kurri and Millen. I can definitely name the current roster but you wouldn’t know who they are since you hate the LA Kings so much. Go Kings Go!!!!

  12. sbrowncreative - Jun 16, 2012 at 3:37 AM

    I think LA did a great job. I’m a NJ fan, but the Kings played great hockey. Hope the fans enjoy this for a long time. Cheers LA. Wish it was us, but happy for you still.

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