FROM Daryl Evans
Gearing Up for the Stanley Cup It'll cost less for a New York Ranger fan to fly to LA, stay in a hotel and buy a ticket for tomorrow's Game One of the Stanley Cup series than it will to just buy a ticket for Game Three in New York next Monday.
Los Angeles: the New Capital of North American Hockey "No one saw this coming. Not this way, certainly." Those are the first lines in Helene Elliott's account of the Los Angeles Kings ' triumphant seizure of the Stanley Cup last night at Staples Center. She writes about hockey for the LA Times . We speak with her and with Kings radio commentator and former Kings player, Daryl Evans. Segment image: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
For First Time since Gretzky Era, Kings Back in Stanley Cup The Los Angeles Kings were eighth this year in their division of the National Hockey League. But after defeating the Phoenix Coyotes in overtime last night in Arizona, they've now won the division championship and are in the finals for the Stanley Cup. Daryl Evans played for the Kings, the Washington Capitols, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He's now the Kings' radio commentator on KTLK AM 1150 and for the Kings Radio Network.
Can the Kings Make LA an Ice Hockey Town? LA's reputation for ice hockey is lousy. After all, this is not a place where kids learn to skate on frozen ponds, lakes or rivers frozen over by winter. And the Los Angeles Kings haven't had a respectable season since 1993, in the Wayne Gretzky era. Now that may be changing. The Kings are having a great season. But there's also a lot more hockey being played around here than most people realize, and it's not all about professionals and kids.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.