First and foremost, congratulations to the Kings and Colin Fraser. On a deep team from two years ago, he was a guy who didn't get to contribute like he did in LA. On the Kings, a team that speaks volumes about balance, he was a genuine contributor who has a lot to be proud of. Happy as I was to see him hoist the cup, this picture is a lot cooler. There is an obvious segue here into a speech about priorities, but I'm not going to go too far with it. Fraser's season this year is something that a at least a couple of Hawks players should look to as measuring stick of how they carry themselves.
As most of you know, I tend to drink the Kool Aide of optimism and carry a belief that things are not despondent on Madison despite the fact the organ-I-zation has done nothing but flatly ignore our demands that Q be fired and Stan sent back to counting beans. Clearly, the Kings were on a much different path then the Hawks were both in terms of the types of players they drafted and the coach they selected to finally get them over the hump. That said, listening to my friend Joey out here bitch endlessly about years of Kings failure, while they plodded towards a cup, has had a certain feeling of familiarity.
From the start of the season, the Kings were penciled in by quite a few people to win the cup this year. Despite that, all year long there was no end to my friend Joey's point by point dissection of why the Kings STILL sucked, why Lombardi was a freaking idiot and why the team would not win jack. And yet, there they were last night hoisting the cup. Like Stan on Southpark, I feel like I've learned something here today. Congratulations to the LA Kings.
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