Friday, June 29, 2012

Creeping on Stanley: Tour of LA

The Stanley Cup has had a relatively safe week compared to the wild adventures in Vegas. The Cup has been making a few appearances around town here in LA, and has been getting loved by some Kings fans.

The Stanley Cup on top of the Ritz Carlton in downtown Los Angeles. This is easily one of my favorite Cup pictures so far.

Friday, June 22, 2012

NHL Draft Recap: Nail Before Sod

The NHL draft was held today in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA, and as expected, Nail Yakupov was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers. Seriously though, how do the Oilers keep getting these 1st overall picks?

Nail in a suit, because I can.
Of course the big news of the day was the Penguins trading Jordan Staal to play with two of his other bothers in Carolina. Are the Staals thinking of expanding the sod farm down there or something? Apparently Jordan is also getting married today, so good for him. I wonder if the Jordan Staal fangirls/boys are more upset over the trade or the marriage? Also, holy shit people work quickly on Wikipedia.
This took approx. 3 and half min to happen. I'm actually surprised it took that long.

Some other shit happened too. There was a Yandle trade rumor that never happened. Some poor kid got drafted by Columbus, and the Flyers were met with a shit ton of boos from the crowd (Bravo Penguins fans). The Calgary Flames are forever hilarious and sad, and that's pretty much it. The Penguins now have a ton of cap room, and July first looks like it might be a fun day after all. I will be live blogging that shit on free agency day, so make sure you check it out.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

NHL Awards Recap: Suit Bunny

I haven't actually watched the awards show yet. Will I? Maybe. I already know who won all the awards, and I didn't have to suffer through Nickelback. So, in my book, I won. What I did do though is get a bunch of pictures of the players in their suits, because that's really all we care about right? Enjoy.
(PS: The term Suit Bunny is copyrighted by one of my favorite people and blogs Protect This Throne. Do not use without expressed written consent.)

You knew this would be the first picture. Just accept it.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Creeping on Stanley: Beach Day

Stanley made his way around various beaches in Southern California today. Clearly he needed a tan, but first was a father's day brunch.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Creeping on Stanley: Leaving Las Vegas

The Stanley Cup finished up it's Vegas vacation as is back in beautiful Southern California (frankly it's where it belongs).
Stanley gets his own row of seats on the bus. He doesn't want to be bothered.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Creeping on Stanley: Vegas Vacation

The LA Kings wasted no time getting back to partying after their victory parade today in downtown Los Angeles. The boys jetted off to Vegas shortly after the parade and rally finished, and of course the Stanley Cup came along. Here's some pics from Stanley's big night out in Vegas!

First stop, TAO nightclub.

Blurry picture, but that's Jeff Carter escorting Stanley into the club.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Creeping on Stanley: Super Late-Night Edition

It's super late, but I came across these photos from the Kings partying with the Stanley Cup at Beacher's Madhouse in Hollywood tonight and I had to share them. Enjoy!

Willie Mitchell parties harder than anyone.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Creeping on Stanley: Boys in Blue

Who invited the Angels to this? You don't play in Los Angeles, get over yourselves.
The Stanley Cup was handed out a little over 48 hours ago, and it's already made it's way around town. Today the Kings and the Stanley Cup made their way to Dodger Stadium for a little inter-sport relations. The Los Angeles Angels of Orange County of California of Anaheim were their too, but who gives a fuck about them.

Creeping on Stanley: Late-Night Party!

Dude, I wanna party with Matt Greene.
Creeping on Stanley is a feature I'll run throughout the summer, and it's exactly how it sounds. I will be keeping you up to date on where Stanley is, and the shenanigans that ensue. First up, is the Kings visit to the local LA late night talk shows, and a few more party pictures!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Your 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings

It's real! It's really real you guys!

Tonight the Los Angeles Kings did the unthinkable, they FINALLY are the champions. I can't believe I'm typing the words 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings. I mean holy shit! For a franchise that has done nothing but disappoint their fans, tonight was pure bliss. Tonight was quite honestly the best night of my life. I've been waiting for this night for over a decade, and many many more have been waiting much longer than that. I cried like a baby, and I smiled uncontrollably. I was a glorious mess, and I've never been happier. I didn't think I could love this team more than I already did, but after watching Dustin Brown lift that beautiful trophy over his head, I can say I've never felt this kind of love for them before. Even as I write this I'm overcome with emotion. Who knew a team of players I've never met, and a trophy I've never seen in person could have this effect on me. I know I speak for every Kings fan when I say, thank you. Thank you for all the shitty years, because it makes this so much sweeter. Thank you for believing in yourselves, even when others didn't. Thank you for making me sob uncontrollably. Thank you for making me feel emotions I didn't think I could. Thank you for giving me these amazing memories. Most of all, thank you for always being there. No matter what has been going on in my life, or how bad things might seem, I've always had you. Congratulations boys, and congratulations Kings fans, you've earned this!

Now enough sappy shit, there's a TON of amazing pictures after the jump (warning: this page may take a while to load)...

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Stanley Cup Final Game 5 Recap: Not Dead Yet

"I'm still playing bitches!"
The New Jersey Devils are still alive, and have forced this series to a game six back at Staples Center. The Devils have pushed the Kings to their first game six of the post season, and it looks like the hatred is finally starting to rise. Tempers flared a few times tonight, and the pace was insane. The series that was all but dead, has risen.

This is just a picture of Simon Gagne. No reason, just here for your enjoyment.

Richards and Carter spent a few minutes before the game to just talk about a few things. Seems serious, hope there's not trouble in paradise.

I'll solved Trevor Lewis' problem, he plays the whole game with his eyes closed.

Again, I see you Simon.

Even Quick doing this couldn't keep the puck out of the net.

For real though Parise, your face. My Lord.

Shaving the beard, albeit sadly, seems to have worked.

Drew Doughty: Part-time goaltender.

The Kings did score tonight, and there was happy Kopi.

But then Marty did this.

Then this happened.

Lot's of chippy play tonight. Matt Greene clearly has a moral issue with short people.

I have no idea what happened here. How did his jersey end up like that?

Then there was goalie love. Hugs all around for Marty.

Now we wait until Monday. Will the Kings win it all at home, or will the Devils force a game 7? All we know now is that we finally have a series on out hands folks. Buckle up!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Stanley Cup Final Game 4 Recap: Beard Assassination

RIP ClarksonBeard. We hardly knew ye.
The New Jersey Devils avoided the sweep Wednesday at Staples Center, and forced game 5 back at The Rock on Saturday. That wasn't the biggest shock of the night though. No, that title belongs to the noticeable absence of facial hair from the New Jersey Devils players, namely Clarkson and Henrique.

Why Adam? Why would you do this?
While Henrique looks like a total pedophile with his creeper stache, David Clarkson is still incredibly foxy without his glorious beard., just yes to everything.
There was also a chick with amazing titties behind the Devils bench.
I was at this game, but that didn't stop me from seeing the creepiest, most uncomfortable intermission feature of all time.
What is happening here? Who wears a suit on the beach? I'm so scared and confused, just make it stop.
Seriously, Pierre? Just leave Mike alone. He's clearly terrified that you've been following him around since he was 17. I literally cringed through this whole thing.

Finally, here's some pics from warm-ups and the game intro taken by me! Pretty cool I got to attend a Stanley Cup final game. (PS: Sorry to all the Kings fans. It was my fault they lost. I didn't sit in my usual seats, where I hadn't seen a lose all year. I can't apologize enough.)
I can't see "Stanley Cup Final" on the Staples Center ice enough.

I love my seats. I promise I'll never leave you again.

What's up Penncakes?

I see you Mike Richards.

Creepin on the Devils.

Hi Henrique!

Some dude in a chicken suit. Bizzare.

Hey there Carter!

Creepin so hard on Cheeto right now.


My way of knowing if Drew Doughty is going to have a good game, is if he's bumpin to the pre-game music. He's a big Jay Z fan apparently.

Awesome foam glow stick things were handed out.

It looked pretty sweet from my seats.

Get out of my pic bitch!

Guy with giant head in front of me, but still a pretty amazing scene. This is one night I won't forget.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Stanley Cup Final Game 3 Recap: Four-Shadowing

Rob Scuderi is not amused by the crazy Kings fans in the front row.
The Los Angeles Kings are now one win away from becoming the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions. My God that's surreal to say. Tonight the Kings won convincingly 4-0, and look to make that the final score in the series on Wednesday night.

"Hey Dustin, you better win this shit buddy."
Jeff Carter checks his stick before the game. Hey Jeff, I'm sure I could help you out with that, just throwing that out there.

Really Drew? At least act like you're scared of the Devils. Also, what are doing with your pants?

Wonder Twin Powers Activate! Form of Super Boyfriends!
Please look at Drew's leg kick. LOL

Poncho goal celly! Cerveza and tequila for everyone!

Brown trying to hump Kopi, he's into zombies.


"Come here Dustin and I'll grab your balls to celebrate."

"Guys my mom said she would take me to Disneyland, and all you guys can come to!"

Jarret Stoll is concerned about where that persons hand may go.

Filthy Cheeto Celebration!


Is Mark Fayne crying? There's no crying in hockey Mark!

Quick bitch slap!
Mike Richards no doubt chirping at someone, no surprise there.
Kings fans troll hard.


Goalie Love!

I love Simon Gagne so much. Gagne + Carter = bad thoughts.

"Hey Quick, I'm winning a damn cup! So you better make sure you have your shit together on Wednesday."

Just so everyone knows Justin Williams has great hair.

And a great beard.

Onto Wednesday and the potential for history to be made. The Kings still know there's work to do however, right Anze?
That's right Anze, one more.