Outside of the Los Angeles Kings’ training facility is a photo of the Stanley Cup and the names engraved on it after the Kings won the trophy in 2012 and 2014.
There are 11 players left on the roster from the team that won the Stanley Cup in 2014, meaning there are 11 players on the Kings who know what it takes to overcome an 0-3 series deficit Deacon Jones Jersey in the first round on the way to winning it all.
Huizenga died late Thursday, according to Valerie Hinkell, his longtime assistant. He was 80.
The Marlins won the 1997 World Series, and the Panthers reached the Stanley Cup Final in 1996, but Huizenga’s beloved Dolphins never reached a Super Bowl while he owned the team.
If I have one disappointment, the disappointment would be that we did not bring a championship home, Huizenga said shortly after he sold the Dolphins to New York real estate billionaire Stephen Ross, who still owns the team. It’s something we failed to do.
Huizenga earned an almost cult-like following among business investors who watched him build Blockbuster Entertainment into the leading video rental chain by snapping up competitors. He cracked Forbes’ list of the 100 richest Americans, becoming chairman of Republic Services, one of the nation’s top waste management companies, and AutoNation, the nation’s largest automotive retailer.
Youth Joe Haden Jersey The only advantage the Avalanche have left is home ice. They went 28-11-2 at the Pepsi Center this season. Nathan MacKinnon has been especially terrific there (67 points at home, versus 30 on the road). If Colorado can’t win on Monday night, I’m afraid the inevitable will happen: The more talented team will prevail.
Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: If we’re talking about teams that are currently down 3-0, then it’s the Kings, because this isn’t 2014, Vegas isn’t San Jose and L.A. has looked like it’s running on fumes too many times in this (likely quite brief) series. But if we’re talking about teams on the verge of going down 3-0, it’s the Capitals against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
With the undermanned San Antonio Spurs focusing their attention on Monday’s Game 2 matchup against the defending champion Golden State Warriors, Popovich was asked whether there was value to the injured Leonard at least spending time with the team, despite his inability to actually contribute on the court.
He’s rehabbing right now in New York, trying to get healthy, Popovich said.