It's parade day for the Los Angeles Kings, three days after they captured the first Stanley Cup in team history. It's going to be an epic celebration; but it may not move you like the small-scale celebration in Port McNeill, British Columbia.
That's the hometown of Kings defenseman Willie Mitchell, name-checked by the veteran after hoisting the Cup: "Port McNeill, it's coming." That's the town featured in this heartwarming CTV clip that really brings home the local heroism of a Stanley Cup championship:
Little kids at a viewing party at the local movie theater, watching with homemade Stanley Cups? Local businesses already putting up congratulatory signs the night of the victory? Some Irish dude humoring the media when asked about a player he's never heard of? What's not to love?
The Los Angeles Kings are champions, and are on TMZ's radar. Which means a party featuring the Chalice, UFC legend Chuck Liddell and jersey-clad Oompa Loompas:
We're told the Kings arrived to the party with David Beckham and were met at the venue by UFC legend Chuck Liddell who filled the cup with beer and had the Kings hoist it up so he could chug with the champs.
The Kings in attendance were Trevor Lewis, Jarret Stoll, Alec Martinez, Willie Mitchell and Jordan Nolan. Sadly, no Dustin Penner, which means no uncomfortable conversations about getting him a day in the candy room at the Wonka factory.
The first time I saw Kopi and Richie without their beards, they looked like little kids!
Well, a little more adult than Quick. I mean....I kinda wondered where the equipment kid came from. (Or as I called him in the baseball pic, the bat boy.)
Originally Posted by CharlieGirl
If Penner didn't have his jersey on, I'm not positive I'd recognize him with his clean shaven face and no missing teeth!
Holy crap. I didn't recognize him. AT ALL. I sat there staring, trying to figure out who that was, but uh...wow. Him with teeth is something completely new. I recognize by the lack of teeth, too, when it comes to this game.