(Saturday Mashup) Goodbye HNIC, Hello Off Season

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 11: Captain Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings and teammates skate toward goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings in the corner (not in photo) after winning Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final 6-1 to win the series 4-2 at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Say what you will about the commentary of Jim Hughson or Glen Healy (it’s awful), but to wave goodbye to Saturday night HNIC tradition as we’ve known it for our entire lifetimes is going to be a heck of a loss.

Nothing could have hammered that home harder than the closing montage last night.

In related news, congratulations to the 2014 Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings.  Two more Cups in 3 years than the Leafs have in the last 47.

Life’s not fair.

 

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  • LeafsForLife

    Gratz to LA Kings for their Stanley Cup win. I guess nobody is laughing about the Kings hiring Sutter as coach anymore. Well-deserved win!

  • Kouba

    Queen and NHL connection made me unsheathe my bass guitar and play it with them.

    Note of optimism: Leafs are back in the playoff hunt lol

  • maple1967leafs

    Kouba We are tied for first overall.we should be able to hold this position for a few months

  • MaxwellHowe

    The Leafs beat the Kings in a game season past.  So the Leafs could have hoisted that Cup.  Its early, that’s the limit of my reasoning.

    Ironically, the Leafs went on to lose 8 straight and 12 of 14 to close the season.

    Not sure what that all means.

  • http://theNHLarena.com/ leafersutherland

    I had predicted that the Kings would beat the Boston Bruins for the Stanley Cup prior to these playoffs… Not bad for a guy that doesn’t spend much time thinking about Corsi or Fenwick.

  • JMAC17

    That was one hell of a game, great way to end it.

    To bad CBC’s feed cut out on its last night.

    Silly season starts, come on Shanny make a splash!

  • Loric76

    I recorded the game last night in case LA won so my son could see the celebration.  Rewatching the 3rd and forward with him now, and all I keep thinking is “STFUHealy”

    If he’s never on TV again it’ll be too soon.

  • Cameron19

    Nice to see a guy who isn’t a goalie or a superstar win the Conn Smythe.

  • Loric76

    Cameron19 CBC influence wearing off

  • Mitch_S2

    Looks more and more like Stastny is going to be resigned. We have to do everything we can to get O’Reilly if thats the case.