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Y'all... I know most of you are like meh when it comes to sports but because I truly do live and die with my teams, this is a HUGE night for me and I'm still so amped up.

The Los Angeles Kings are the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions... it's something I've waited practically my whole life to see happen. So to see my boys skating around Staples Center with Lord Stanley's Cup held aloft... words just don't describe it for me.

45 years of futility, done. Over. Finished.

The road they took to get there was brutal... barely making the playoffs and entering as the lowest seeded team. But they caught absolute fire and conquered everybody put before them in style... they rolled over the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks 4-1, the second-seeded St. Louis Blues 4-0 and the third-seeded Phoenix Coyotes 4-1. And that was to just get to the Stanley Cup Finals... where they finally defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-2.

They are the only team to ever beat the 1st, 2nd *and* 3rd seed in playoff history. They won and NHL-record 10 straight road games and compiled an overall record of 16-4 in these playoffs.

It was a run for the ages and one that you might say has left me a little gobsmacked.

The Los Angeles Kings, the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions... Part of me still can't believe it but damn, do I love saying that.
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The puck is about to drop and I can't tell you how geeked up I am for this one. This could be the night Lord Stanley's Cup comes to Los Angeles for the first time in franchise history.

Finish them. Now is the time.

GO KINGS, GO!!!!!!

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Oh yes... it's just about time. Time for what, you might ask? Time for the puck to drop in what is going to be an all-out battle for one of the most iconic and coveted championship trophies in all of sports... Lord Stanley's Cup.

I have waited MOST of my life for this. As a looooooooooooong suffering but devoted fan of the Los Angeles Kings, I remember their last Cup appearance back in 1993... I was a dumb kid and remember the bitter taste of heartbreak as I watched them go down in flames to Patrick Roy and the hated Montreal Canadiens. The beginning of the end came with the curved blade of Marty McSorely's stick... ugh.

But *this* team... it has me salivating. This team is different. This team is a better team than the '93 squad that boasted Wayne Freaking Gretzky... who woulda thunk that? This team is scrappy and never quits. Their motors are going from the moment the puck drops to the last horn. This is a team I truly think will finally bring Lord Stanley's Cup home to LA. And I can't freaking wait.

Except... I have to wait for another 40 minutes or so. So in the meantime, here's a little Cup-themed poll to amuse yourselves with and get yourselves worked up into a Stanley Cup lather... Can I get a GO KINGS GO, from y'all??? Here, let me start... GO KINGS GO!!!!

[Poll #1843745]

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