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Kings plan to visit White House on March 26 or 27

Mar 12, 2013, 7:31 PM EDT

The lockout moved their visit back a few months, but the Los Angeles Kings will still get to present the Stanley Cup to President Barack Obama in celebration of their 2011-12 triumph.

The current plan is for the Kings to go there on either March 26 or 27, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Chances are, the Kings’ visit won’t be as memorable as the Boston Bruins’ Tim Thomas-less photo op from last season. We’ll see, though.

Here’s an AP photo of Obama with the Cup:

source: AP

(H/T to TSN’s Eric Macramalla.)

  1. puckmepuckyou - Mar 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Tim Thomas still ain’t going

  2. r8rbhawk - Mar 12, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    I doubt any of the Kings will put themselves before the team and abstain from attending.

  3. thehighcountrybear - Mar 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Tim Thomas, secreted in his hideaway in the Idaho back country where he and the Republican Brotherhood are pouring over plans to put a real hockey mum in the Oval Office, has issued the following communique:

    ‘I believe the Federal Government has [ rambling string of expletives deleted ], and screw the LA Kings and Darryl Sutter! I will neither be watching television coverage from the White House or following any blogging related to the event, not from this compound! This is the only statement I will be making on the topic…until next week at least?’

    Timothy, Timothy
    Where on earth did you go
    Timothy, Timothy
    God, why don’t I know

  4. orangeandblack67 - Mar 12, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    Just wondering, does the cup winning team ever visit Canada’s Prime Minister?

  5. thehighcountrybear - Mar 12, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Nooooo, it all became a bit of a bore for Canadian Prime Ministers…after 51 Cups, the novelty wore off some time ago? Still, it’s good the White House can still see Cup champions through fresh eyes…

  6. blomfeld - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    HAIL TO THE CHIEF ! … AND HAIL TO THE KINGS !!!

    What a fantastic story to come home from work and read eh? … our Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings are going to be visiting the President with the cup in tow! I’ve gotta level with you people by saying that this team makes a man “seriously” proud at every turn! In fact, everything about the LA Kings seems to “ooze” with quality these days, whether it’s the fans granting the commissioner a “kind & supportive” reception during the cup presentation, the players remaining quiet while “standing down” during the lockout upset, or this “respectful & honorable” visit to the White House as envisioned by King’s management. So while there’s no disputing that we Kings are the absolute “best” today, the kicker is that we’re getting better all the time ! :)

    GO LA KINGS !!!

    GO PRESIDENT OBAMA !!!!!!!

  7. thehighcountrybear - Mar 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    Not to drone on, but Obama rocks and the Kings truly do reign…

    They’ll need a presidential pardon for tonight’s effort barring a big third?

    With the rise of the Ducks, the west is going to be real interesting come May!

    • blomfeld - Mar 13, 2013 at 12:18 AM

      Stand by friend …

      right at this very moment while I type these words, our Kings are counter-attacking with ardor and a determined vengeance! … and so I have absolutely no doubt that we’ll prevail tonight over the NHL’s version of the Greek Economy ! :)

      GO KINGS GO !!!!!!!

  8. sjsharks66 - Mar 13, 2013 at 12:55 AM

    Uh oh! I wonder if quick will refuse to go. Then stop playing for the kings… Joking aside, it must be an honor for anyone to be let in to the white house to meet the president.

  9. 1971titan - Mar 14, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    Wait! I thought the White House was closed to visitors. Oh, I see, that’s just the general slob that works from 9 to 5 each day. If your one of the Elites then that’s different. Why not? Obama isn’t really doing anything else worth while. Heck, he’s even got time for around of golf with the boys, if they’re up to it.

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