kings fans: behind the handles and avatars
its been a long time since we had a "get to know one another" thread (before my current handle anyway), and we have quite a few new members, so i thought i would revive this ancient institution.
occupation: student (european and colonial history, german language), research assistant
cds in my player right now: weezer, cky, tenacious d, portishead, lagwagon
most recently seen movie: the hunt for red october
favorite food: mexican, fish and chips
favorite beer: newcastle
favorite kings: visnovsky, frolov, avery, lappy
favorite kings moment: beating detroit in the playoffs in 01, and in fact any time we beat them
how/when i became a kings fan: started watching during the gretzky era on prime ticket sports and was hooked
favorite all-time/ex-kings: luc robitaille and jarri kurri
i cannot believe i forgot about luc... must be something in the water.
cds in my player right now: 2 pac
most recently seen movie: Club dread
favorite food: Chicken
favorite beer: smirn off ice
favorite kings: visnovsky, frolov, avery, lappy, palffy, deader who am i kidding i like them all...
favorite kings moment: beating detroit in the playoffs in 01, any OT win
how/when i became a kings fan: My Dad was a Kings fan and Iv been a fan since I was born, but I dont remeber a lot of things lol
favorite all-time player: gretzky
favorite all time king: Gretzky, luc
favorite non-kings: Joe Sakic, Paul Kariya
Name: Melissa (or Lisa)
Location: Oxnard, CA
Occupation: Nursing Student
Cds in my player right now: Jay-Z: The Black Album
Favorite Food: Italian, Mexican, Filipino
Favorite Beer: not much of a drinker
Favorite Kings: Lucky LUUUUUC, Ziggy Palffy, Mattias Norstrom, Lubomir Visnovsky, Adam Deadmarsh
Favorite Kings Moment: 2001 Stanley Cup Playoffs (vs. Detroit)
How/When I became a Kings fan: I watched one game and was instantly hooked. I believe it was against the Red Wings back in 98.
Nationality: Filipina born in America!
Favorite Bands: Foo Fighters, Social Distortion
Favorite Ex-Kings: Glen Murray, Felix Potvin
Favorite Non-Kings: Joe Thornton, Martin St. Louis, Martin Brodeur, Richard Zednik, Andrew Raycroft
All-Time Favorite King: LUUUUUC Robitaille
location: Garden Grove, CA
cd in my player right now: The Get Up Kids (Guilt Show)
most recently seen movie: NEW: Mystic River OLD: Grosse Point Blanke
favorite movies ever: Dark City, Clerks, Office Space, Mulholland Drive, Se7en...
favorite food: mexican, (Los Reyes) and some home cookin chinese.
favorite beer: I definately have a beyond low alcohol tolerance so i don't drink but beers i do like are Killians and Sopporo
favorite kings: Deadmarsh, Frolov, Palffy
favorite kings moment: Deadmarsh with the winning goal in the playoff game against the Red Wings a couple of seasons ago. Or the King Sized miracle against the Red Wings, scoring 4 goals in the last six minutes of regulation and winning it in OT on rookie Eric Belanger's goal.
nationality: Chinese born in America
favorite bands: The Get Up Kids, Weezer, Massive Attack, Depeche Mode, Saves the Day
Cds in my player right now: Songs About Jane by Maroon Five
Most Recently Seen Movie: Starsky and Hutch
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Kings:Eric Belanger, Sean Avery, Ziggy Palffy, Luc Robitaille, Jaroslav Modry
Favorite Kings Moment:The comeback against the Avs (even though we lost the series), especially Glenn Murray's goal against Roy in double over time in Game Six, I believe
How/When I became a Kings fan: 2001 playoffs; heard about the Kings knocking off Detroit, watched the 2nd round and have been a devoted Kings fanatic ever since
Favorite Bands:Creed, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nickleback,
Favorite Ex-Kings:Felix Potvin, Kelley Hrudey, Marty McSorley
Favorite Non-Kings:Ville Nieminin(reminds me of Deader), Geoff Sanderson
All-Time Favorite King: Luc Robitaille
occupation: Insurance Agent
cds in my player right now: Incubus, Tom Petty
most recently seen movie:Miracle
favorite food:Chicken Parmesan
favorite beer: Red Stripe
favorite kings: Frolov, Lubo, Can I still count Deadmarsh?
favorite kings moment: Anytime we beat the Ducks
how/when i became a kings fan: My dad took me to a game back in 1981, been hooked ever since
Favorite ex-kings: Gretz, Nicholls
Home: Foothill Ranch
Job: Plastics manufactor
CDS: Bob Marley (Kaya)
Most recently seen movie: Lost in Translation
Favorite Food: Pizza, Thai
Favorite Beer: Harp & anything cold and on sale
Favorite Player: Norstrom
Favorite exKings: John McIntyre, Tomas Sandstrom
Favorite Kings moment: Kings beating Toronto to go to the finals
Became a King: my first game in 1987
Reason for coming to this site: Best hockey talk I've ever read
Why I'm not a Ducks fan: Can't root for something I eat!
Favorite bands: Can appreciate anything from Miles (Kind of Blue) to Jane's Addiction to Elliot Smith.
Im in. Cheers everyone.
Location: Taranaki, New Zealand (right there abouts)
Music: Roddy Frame "the north star", A flock of Seaguls, Stiff Little Fingers "nobody's heros, a collective", Janes Addiction "ritulos de habitulos",
Weezer "maladroit", Van Morrison "greatest hits" (cheeky, I know but it is an old favourite) in cd changer in automobile.
Favourite food: In the states my mate took me to Dany's World Famous "Oki Dogs" and whenever I go to the states, that is what I will get first thing. At home, where I live right near by is an open air shop where fresh catch is brought in most every day so depending on what is in, I will take it to them and they make you a freshie of fish and chips right there. Brilliant.
Favorite Beer: I don't drink it any longer but when I did, I liked Boddingtons Cream and Guinnessss and a black and tan. We get different beer here then you do so there are many I reckon you lot would love right off.
Favorite Kings: Lappy, Frolov, Gleason, Cammy and Luc
Favourite Kings moment: I would never tell.
Favourite ex Kings: Igor Liba, Miko Makkela
How I became a Kings fan: I met some Kings on Holliday a number of years ago and they got me into it.
Nationality: Maori, Irish, English.
name: David Girard Dominic Guzman
location: Home: Saugus, CA Work: Hollywood, CA
occupation: Supervisor of Electronic Maintenance Stage 36/46 @ Television City
cd in my player right now: Home brew burn from my itunes, with Counting Crows, B-52's, John Cale, Edith Piaff, Warren Zevon, Willie Nelson, Poco, Bob Dylan, Blue Oyster... You get the idea, geezer musica!
most recently seen movie: NEW: Master and Commander
favorite movies ever: The Big Sleep, The Big Lebowski, Valdez is Comming, Yojimbo.
favorite food: free food
favorite beer: Any North Coast Brewing offering, especially Old Rasputin-Imperial Stout (Never Say Die!)
favorite kings: Avery, Luc, Ziggy, Norstrom
favorite kings moment: When the announcer sez', " Ladies and Gentlemen Your Los Angeles Kings"
Favorite Ex- King- MARCEL
Became a Kings fan: Graduated college moved to LA, 1975-76 preseason, was a Seals fan but they left and I was teamless in St. Helena, CA.
nationality: Mongrel---- Irish-Mexican-German-Welsh-French
favorite bands: Old ones- Dead, Elvis Costello, Van the man, The Band, Squealin' Neil, John Cale, Merle Haggard, Thelonious Monk, Django Rhinehardt, Miles Davis. You get the idea, geezer musica!
why would I give any of you freaks any of my information... sheesh.. someone is probably going to start stalking me... :yo:
enough for the self-important bullcrap.. here we go..
location: Huntington Beach, CA USA
occupation: Technolgy Consultant (Storage/Consolidation, soon to add wireless to my quiver)
favortie movies: Apocalypse Now!, LOTR, Beautiful Girls, Dogma, Chasing Amy
cd's: When I am not listening to 103.1 FM, Modest Mouse, Social D, J mascis/dinosaur jr, MBV, GBV, etc...
favorite food: most home cooked food. Down with Fast Food (except Burrito Stands!!!!)
favortie beer : New Belgiums Brewing Co. Fat Tire
favorite Kings: Klatt, Frolov, Norstom
favortie Kings moment: (I know, a little unbelieveable but..) Watching game 4 of the 2001 Detroit series in Tim Leiweke's box, with Tim, his wife, and his brother Tod, et. al. Also received a birthday cake from Mrs. Leiweke. (It was my 28th birthday!)
became a Kings fan: ??? maybe because I went to games at the Forum when there were 7000 people there. I was too young to remeber, but I guess the seed was planted.
nationality: Mutt American (some Swedish, Italian, and Native American blood)
Home: San Diego...gotta love it, except Staples Center is a bit of a drive
Job: Junior High History Teacher
CDS: Great Big Sea-Road Rage/ Nirvana-Unplugged
Most recently seen movie: I am Sam (the wife picked it)
Favorite Movie: Braveheart/ The Patriot
Favorite Food: Mexican/ greek/ Italian
Favorite Beer: Guinness, Harp, anything cold
Favorite Players: Norstrom, Lappy
Favorite Former Kings: Blake, Gretz
Favorite Kings moment: Kings beating Toronto in 93/ The comeback against Detroit
Became a Kings Fan: 1987, my teacher gave me a Kings poster, and said I should watch
My Handle: I was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon at CSU, Northridge
Players I love to hate: Ricci, Bertuzzi, Kris Draper, Holmstrom, Hinote, and any St. Louis Blue
Nationality: American, of Swedish, German, Irish and oh yes Polish descent
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Occupation: Network Engineer
CDs in my player right now: White Stripes, Black Sabbath, Rage Against the Machine, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Sopranos Soundtrack
Most recently seen movies: Lost in Translation(ZZZzzzzzz...) and Miracle
Favorite movies: Animal House, LOTR, Rounders, The Big Lebowski, So I Married An Axe Murderer
Favorite food: anything my wife makes
Favorite beer: Stone Smoked Porter, Rogue Shakespeare Stout
Favorite ex-Kings: Gretzky, Granato, McSorley, Schneider
Favorite current Kings: Frolov, Gleason, Palffy
Favorite Kings moment: Miracle comeback against the RWs or the fight filled Edm game in Feb. 90. (323 PIM)
How/When I became a Kings fan: Arrived in SoCal in ’87, Gretzky soon followed
location: Newport Beach
occupation: Law Student, Waiter
cds in my player right now: Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Offspring, 2Pac and a mixed CD
most recently seen movie: Hidalgo
favorite food: Japanese
favorite beer: Moosehead
favorite kings: Palffy
favorite kings moment: 93 Playoff run
how/when i became a kings fan: Wayne Gretzky fan as a young kid, switched to the Kings when he was dealt here
favorite all-time/ex-kings: Wayne Gretzky & Tomas Sandstrom
location: tucson, az
occupation: student, plant biochemistry
cds in my player right now: sublime sub-dub
most recently seen movie: miracle
favorite food: mexican
favorite beer: guinness
favorite kings: palffy, robataille, frolov, laperriere, modry, visnovsky
favorite kings moment: stanley cup finals vs. montreal
how/when i became a kings fan: when andy murray took over as head coach from larry robinson
favorite all-time/ex-kings: gretzky, mcsorley, blake, deadmarsh
pastimes: playing recreational ice hockey, golf, chasings skirts
CD in my player right now: Best of the '80s Volume 3
Most recently seen movies: The Recruit and Basic
Favorite movies: Seven, Big Trouble in Little China, Where Eagles Dare, Platoon
Favorite food: Fries
Favorite beer: Heineken
Favorite ex-Kings: Tsyplakov
Favorite current Kings: Frolov, Armstrong, Palffy
Favorite Kings moment: I'm still waiting
How/When I became a Kings fan: When Gretzky arrived
I'll play along.
Location: Huntington Beach
Occupation: Professional Gameshow Contestant (unemployed philosopher)
Cds in my player right now: Bob Dylan, Quicksand
Favorite Bands: Social Distortion
Favorite Movies: Godfather 2, Casino, Braveheart
Favorite Food: Greek, Mexican
Nationality: Italian & Spanish
Favorite Beer: I'm still Straight Edge (sXe!)
Favorite Kings: Matty, Deader, Luc
Favorite Kings Moment: Game 1 of the '93 Cup Finals
Worst Kings moment:: Game 2 of the '93 Cup Finals
How/When I became a Kings fan: Luc's rookie season - he hooked me and I haven't looked back.
Favorite Ex-Kings: Blake & Rhino
Favorite Non-Kings: Brodeur, Satan, Modano
All-Time Favorite Players: Luc, Pat LaFontaine
Well... I don't post much, but read every day!! This is me...
Location: Oslo, Norway
Occupation: Law student
Cd in my player right now: Wyclef Jean, The Carnival
most recently seen movie: 12 Monkeys
favorite food: Italian
favorite beer: Ringnes (Norwegian)
favorite kings: Frolow, Lappy and Norström
favorite kings moment: Definately beating Detroit in -01... Even got to see the game!! :)
how/when i became a kings fan: My parents gave me a jersey for my 11th birthday
favorite all-time/ex-kings: Norström
location: Redondo Beach, CA
occupation: Travel Manager/Real Estate
cd in my player right now: My own creation of Hockey Warm up Music for my Kids
most recently seen movie: Miracle
favorite movies ever: Porn...j/k Miracle
favorite food: Seafood
favorite beer: Sam Adams
favorite kings: Deadmarsh, Frolov, Palffy
favorite kings moment: Miracle on Manchester.. I was there
nationality: American...married to Indian
favorite bands: U2, Metallica, Rolling Stones
how became Kings fan Parents had season seats since DAY 1.. Went to first game at age 3 Months in 1967
ok, lets do it this way...
location: Pasadena, CA
occupation: Engineer (Structural)
marital status: Single
cd in my player right now: U2, midnight oil
most recently seen movie: Under the Tuscan Sun
favorite movies ever: Gone with the Wind, Field of Dreams, Dead Poets Society, The Godfather I &II, Sleepless in Seattle, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, A Walk to remember, LOTR series, Amelie, Good Will Hunting ,
favorite food: Japanese, Mexican, Italian
favorite beer: Rolling Rock
favorite kings: Deadmarsh, Frolov, Palffy
favorite kings moment: Eliminating Detroit in the playoffs.. I was there
favorite bands: U2, REM, Pearl Jam
how became Kings fan Started watching the Kings when Gretzky came to town...I was hooked ever since.
Jerseys/seaters you ownKings blue away jersey with no name
location: Newbury Park, CA
marital status: Single lol..
cd in my player right now: Bone Thugs N Harmony, Nappy Roots
most recently seen movie: WrestleMania XX?
favorite movies ever: Meet the Parents, Austin Powers 2, South Park the Movie, Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next
favorite food: Pizza
favorite soda: Mountain Dew Code Red
favorite kings: Visnovsky, Corvo
favorite kings moment: Eliminating Detroit in the 01' Playoffs
favorite bands: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Nappy Roots, D-12
how became Kings fan Grew up with the Kings
Jerseys/seaters you own Silver & Black Lapperiere jersey, White away jersey w/ crown.
occupation: Parasitic drain on my parents
cds in my player right now: Tool, Hardcore for the Headstrong, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Mix CD, Faith No More
favorite food: Steak, done so well you'd think it was burned
favorite beer: Amstel, drank a ton of it in Amsterdam and dig it still
favorite kings: Palffy, Frolov, Lubo
favorite kings moment: 93 run to the finals
how/when i became a kings fan: Dad took me to games when I was little
favorite all-time/ex-kings: Tony Granato
favorite movie: Godfather, Braveheart, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
nationality: 1st gen American, family from Slovakia
Edit:Favorite non-king: Jagr of a few years ago, not the current Jagr. Other than that, if they're not a king, screw em :)
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