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Video: Kings and their fans celebrate after ‘emotional, exhausting ride’

Jun 17, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

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The party was Friday night. What took part Monday was just another part of the celebration.

The L.A. Kings held their Stanley Cup parade and rally on Monday, a way to celebrate the club’s second championship in the last three years with their fans. According to NHL.com, more than 300,000 fans took to the streets near Staples Center to cheer on their team once again.

“It was an emotional, exhausting ride,” Justin Williams said, as per NHL.com. “For us to come out on top after you poured everything that you had into it, and it was good enough, words can’t describe it.”

Well, one man found some words to describe it. Just used some colorful language, was all. L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti, showing his enthusiasm, dropped an F-bomb during his speech to the masses.

Perhaps more impressive than the championship itself was just how the Kings won it. They played in three Game 7s – all on the road. They were down 3-0 in the first round to the San Jose Sharks. Down 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks in the second round. Down a pair of goals early to the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, in Game 7 of the conference final.

Their brushes with elimination were numerous, yet they found ways to win time and time again.

“You see this baby, right here?” said head coach Darryl Sutter. “She’s been gone for a couple of years, and we’re happy she’s home.”

  1. blomfeld - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    “She’s been gone for a couple of years, and we’re happy she’s home” …

    Yes Darryl, ‘home’ she is indeed ! Have a great summer friend and enjoy yourself back home in Viking … you’ve earned it ! … comrade Blomfeld :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. jkaplan11 - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    As a fan of a team who have yet to win a cup during my lifetime, the only thing thing that comes to mind:

    I. Am. Jealous.

    Congrats kings! Enjoy it while it lasts, because you never know when you’ll get the chance again.

  3. comeonnowguys - Jun 17, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    300,000 fans?

    How cute.

    • parasolmonster - Jun 17, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      That’s kinda sad, LA – and those early numbers are usually overestimated by a bit, too. Last year in Chicago I think the city said 2,000,000 but it was actually closer to 1,000,000. Your team just won the best trophy in the best sport on Earth… appreciate it.

      • Professor Fate - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:29 PM

        Might have been more if it wasn’t on a Monday. Some people still have to work. ‘Hawks parade last year was on a Friday. Wasn’t that also their first Cup since 1961?

      • Professor Fate - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:45 PM

        Oops, my bad. Forgot about ’09-’10. That’s what I get for using Bleacher Report as a reference.

      • comeonnowguys - Jun 17, 2014 at 1:40 PM

        Or, that’s what you get for only following hockey since 2012.

        (Come on, you can’t tee that up and not expect someone to swing.)

    • Professor Fate - Jun 17, 2014 at 12:25 PM

      Said the petulant 10-year-old. Nothing says “bitter” like going on the Cup-winning team’s celebration story to display all the class you’ve ever had.

      • comeonnowguys - Jun 17, 2014 at 1:38 PM

        Aw, with a nerve that clearly exposed, you would have to have known someone was going to touch it.

  4. dannymac17 - Jun 17, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Uh, nothing says bitter like fans of other teams who “celebrate a win the right way”

    I was there. What a great parade.

    Love those tears

    • comeonnowguys - Jun 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      Heh, we have very different definitions of bitter.

      For instance, I could define bitter by saying, “Team A’s title doesn’t count,” or, “Team B only won because my Team A was banged up.” You know, things Blackhawk fans heard all year from Kings fans.

      Instead, I picked one of a slew of celebratory posts, and posted a snarky comment as is my God-given right as Fellow Anonymous Internet Troll.

      No tears on my end. Can’t win every year, and clearly my team was one shot away from winning a Stanley Cup. And I can watch my team play night in and night out on TV. None of that seemed possible ten years ago. You know, when I was born. 😊

      But hey, keep getting defensive and call me bitter. That sounds like way more fun than celebrating. Even though I can tell you for a fact it is not.

      • dannymac17 - Jun 19, 2014 at 1:53 AM

        WHo says I was even talking to you and in what world do you think im going to read all that?

        pipe down junior.

      • comeonnowguys - Jun 19, 2014 at 10:05 AM

        I’m sorry, let me post an Elvis video. I didn’t realize that was how all Kings fans communicated.

        And thanks for replying.

        tl;dr: *fart noise*

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