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Photo: Bernie Nicholls makes different kind of Stanley Cup hunt

Aug 5, 2012, 12:20 PM EDT

The Stanley Cup has traveled to plenty of unusual places.

Thanks to Bernie Nicholls, the silver chalice has enjoyed at least one hunting trip.

source:  (Photo via NHL.com)

I’m no David Booth, but it might be tougher to surprise your prey when you’re standing next to a big, shiny, silver object.

Then again, Nicholls looks like he knows what he’s doing in that picture.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Posting a picture of you hunting with a bow and arrow beside the Cup is way more respectable than posting one of you gunning random animals down.

  2. sjsharks66 - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    @mojo
    This is probably one of the dumbest questions I’ll ask. do you play Diablo 3?

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:56 PM

      No, I only kill zombies.

  3. sjsharks66 - Aug 5, 2012 at 12:58 PM

    @mojo
    Oh haha I know someone with the same name as yours on diablo. Haha

  4. blomfeld - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    OVECHKIN Dresses Now on Sale … only $9.99 !

    The irony with this humorous picture is that the deer has a far better chance of taking the Stanley Cup away from Nicholls, than any of the east coast “pretenders” will have of taking it away from us LA Kings ! You gotta love that, eh ! :)

    • juzzi7 - Aug 5, 2012 at 1:53 PM

      Blomfield posting something WITHOUT a video? I think I’ve seen it all now.

      • blomfeld - Aug 7, 2012 at 12:19 AM

        my apologies friend … :)

    • namriverrat69 - Aug 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM

      I noticed that too. I also noticed in the last couple of days other readers blasting Blomfeld for only putting up Elvis video clips. That is his thing – Elvis. If others have issue with it they don’t have to watch the videos. It they want to see other videos they can also place ones they personally like. That is much more positive than ragging on Mr. BlomFeld for his choice of musical entertainment. It becomes so typtical of those who are intolerant of others ideas and choices to tell them what they should be doing. We should be celebrating that Blomfeld generally writes intelligent, although pro-Kings, blogs and desires to entertain at least some of us. I enjoy it and support his right to place whatever music makes him happy just like others have the same right. Keep doing your thing Blomfeld and:

      LONG LIVE THE KINGS!!! GO KINGS GO IN 2012/2013 FOR ONE MORE CUP. EVERYONE IS BACK. GO KINGS AND BLOMFELD!!

      • blomfeld - Aug 6, 2012 at 2:08 AM

        thanks Nam for your kind words and support … and don’t worry, as these new-age electronic “pansies” won’t deter me for a second ! … yeah, they’re real “tough” guys hiding behind some keyboard or I-phone ! … regardless, the bottom line is that guys like you, me, Ron and others are “life-long” King’s fans and today “our” team is the very best in the world ! :) … not to mention the “kicker” which is that this was likely just “year one” in a long reign which has only just started ! :)

        GO KINGS GO ! … GO NAMRIVERRAT69 GO !!! :)

  5. namriverrat69 - Aug 5, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    One other thing of note. Bernie wasn’t the scrapper in the corners that Luke Robitaille was but he was a center and stayed out in the middle. He didn’t hit people with a fercious velocity except once that I saw. It was a game in Calgary and he hung back after the play took of down the ice. There must have been bad feelings because as Bernie skated past Vernon, Bernie turned around and cold cocked him one. I think it was the best hit of his career. Nothing against Vernon, just a top hit by Bernie. It took some balls to do hit Vernon like that.

    As a Kings fan I don’t understand to this day why Bernie did that. He was a great scorer while playing with Gretzky and the Kings. He scored 70 goals one year., Maybe Stamkos should make 70 goals a season his next goal or maybe he should go for Gretzkys four straight years of scoring over 200 points in a season. Either way, he’ll be fun to watch.

    • theawesomersfranchise - Aug 5, 2012 at 6:21 PM

      Luc…Robitaille
      Luc Robitaille and scrappy in the corners….not sure if those words were ever placed in the same sentence as a positive before.

      And I love me some fantasy, but go after Gretzky’s 4 straight 200 point seasons…are you high?

      • blomfeld - Aug 7, 2012 at 12:48 AM

        Are You High ? …

        Well awesome, I would submit to you that Namriverrat is “extremely” high … in fact, he’s so high that “his” talking to you is like a cirrus cloud trying to converse with some lowly ant on the ground ! The bottom line is that “every” player on “every” team should view those who have achieved greatness before them as nothing more than “path finders” … and they should always aspire to follow in their foot steps with fearless enterprise and conviction ! … not just to equal “that” which has been done, but to take it even further ! A great example of this was our glorious LA Kings this past spring. Coming into the playoffs as a lowly 8th seed, we were afforded “little” chance of advancing beyond the first round. Well “lo and behold” just look what happened ? It turned out that a little bit of “enterprise and conviction” served us pretty good, eh ? I’m not sure what team it is you support ? But regardless, anything is possible when you put your mind and body to it !

        *** special video selection for all “excellent” LA Kings fans like Nam ***

      • namriverrat69 - Aug 7, 2012 at 4:23 PM

        I was being facetious about the Stamkos having 200 point seasons. Then again, it was almost 30 years ago and todays fans may not be aware of what Greatness was during my generation. I feel blessed to have had him on my Kings teams all those years. To be able to watch the greatest player ever up close and personal (my seats are in the 5th row behind the attack goal), is difficult to translate into words.

        Every generation has their own stars but the Great Gretzky was a force unto his own and he wasn’t even a big guy, like 6′ 1″ and 185 lbs. Fans today have some great players to see and, tongue in cheek, they get to watch the greatness of this Kings teams generation of great players. They are all back next year plus they have Simon Gagne all year. Barring any serious injuries this is an incredible time to be a King.

        I know Luc wasn’t a huge corner scrapper but he never backed away from charging into the corner forays. He got a whole lot of penalties there, a lot of which made me shake my head and say, “Luc, what are you doing?”. He was another great player to watch and he has done so much for the community in Los Angeles.

        GO KINGS, LONG LIVE THE KINGS!! GO BLOMFELD!!

  6. mclovinhockey - Aug 5, 2012 at 6:47 PM

    To be fair, hunting in total is kinda trashy. I know some grew up with it but you don’t kill for sport, you kill for food, that’s all.

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