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02-17-2005, 02:15 PM
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Here's something that will piss you off

California only rarely warmed up to the sport

An article from the Baltimore Sun
http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/h...ck=1&cset=true

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Here is my reaction to your California only rarely warmed up to the sport "story" Never have a seen a more incorrect attempt at journalism in my life.

The closest thing to truth in the article is this line
". The Kings have yet to turn a profit under Anschutz" Almost no NHL teams have turned a profit, that is why the owners locked out the players.

Here are some facts you conviently left our of your article. The Kings set an all time record in attendance last year. The Kings had a record number of sellouts last year , despite not making the playoffs the previous season and while sustaining a record number of injuries. They also had 4 sellouts during an 11 game losing streak.
Los Angeles with 8th in the NHL last year in 4 of overall capacity with 98.6%. Washingto,n by the way was 22nd with 78.8 %

Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story


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Good job KJ

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Send them a letter too Mitch!

 
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I couldn't access the article.

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02-17-2005, 04:46 PM
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ok, here's my reply:

The NHL has been drawing quite well in Los Angeles. When Gretzky came over in the late 80's, the Kings got star appeal and a lot of new fans. Since Gretzy has departed the Kings, attendance is still strong. We were in the top 10 of attendance even though our injury riddles team did not make the playoffs for a few years now.

Kings fans do care. Yesterday, during the press conference to announce the cancellation of the NHL season, over 700 Kings fans were logged on to www.letsgokings.com in hope of hearing that the season was saved.

On the radio airwaves Fox Sports affiliate Xtra 560AM had quite a few southern California hockey fans calling in during Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton's radio show to discuss the ramification of the season being cancelled.

A lot of us care here in California and love our hockey.

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02-17-2005, 06:27 PM
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How the **** is this guy, who doesn't even live in our city, able to say how well the Kings are received here in L.A. ? THe dude is a HOMER!!!

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02-17-2005, 11:38 PM
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I don't think you should blame him. I'd blame that sad excuse of an online news source that posted that. Tabloids posted things closer to the truth

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02-18-2005, 11:43 AM
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Great job, kingsjohn!

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02-18-2005, 12:22 PM
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The thing is they're erally focusing on thing from way before Bruce McNall owned the team and brought over Gretzky. There has been a lot of fan support since the Gretzky days.

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Is it just me, or is that the worst written article you've ever read. In arguendo, let's say I agreed with his point, it's not much of an article. It has one quote from Cooke (from a very long time ago), one quote from Liewekie, and another quote from some stupid screen writer. Nothing else. Then he goes on to start an argument about warm weather, lists a couple of important hockey successes in SoCal, and that's it. Nothing else. It is more of a hypothesis than an article or argument.

So in other words, that's 60 seconds of my life that I unfortunately will never get back.

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Originally Posted by Reaper45
How the **** is this guy, who doesn't even live in our city, able to say how well the Kings are received here in L.A. ? THe dude is a HOMER!!!
me thinks he likes to put foot in mouth alot...

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So in other words, that's 60 seconds of my life that I unfortunately will never get back.
And that's the sadest part.

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Am I the only one who didnt get mad?

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