Congrats to the 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings

Congrats to the Kings, who just won the 2012 Stanley Cup. Special congrats to The Royal Half, who’s been waiting for this for a veeeery long time. In case you’re wondering why a Blues fan is congratulating fans of the only other team that was part of the 1967 expansion who hadn’t won a cup until today, well, it’s because a team like the Kings winning gives St. Louis fans some hope. Anyone can win this thing if they work their asses off, and the Kings are a great example of that. Unsure if they’re going to make the playoffs, squeak in as an 8th seed, and then blow through the competition to win the Cup. It’s doable. Numbers mean nothing, the standings mean nothing… nothing means anything unless winning one game at a time in the Stanley Cup Finals.

I’m looking forward to summer and everything it brings with it (including hopefully a re-worked CBA and a lack of a lockout), but this was a good way to end this season. Frankly, either team winning it would have been fine with me — I had a dog or three in the race with Kovy, Moose, and Boults, obviously — but this was a nice wrap-up to 2011-2012. Here’s looking forward to opening day.

Drop that puck. 

About Laura Astorian

Laura Astorian is the head editor for the SB Nation blog St. Louis Game Time and has been a Blues fan from childhood. She promises that any anti-Blackhawks bias will be left at the door. Maybe.