RIP L.A. Kings 2003-04

The L.A. Kings were just mathematically eliminated from playoff possibilities this season. The look on Luc Robitaille’s face as the clock ran out on the game, and their season, was heart-breaking.

Here’s to the Kings who, despite struggling with an NHL-record 600+ man-games of injury this year, kept their hopes alive to the bitter end.

Here’s to the summer, as we heal up and perhaps get new bodies for our team.

And here’s to next season, with cautious optimism, because it may require the destruction of Wayne Gretzky to break the horrific curse clutching our hockey team.