Celebrate Kings Hockey at Hockey Fest ’09
Kings fans, this off-season represents big changes within the LA Kings organization. There’s the impressive signings and trades that Dean Lombardi has made. The organization is openly talking about contending for the playoffs next season. Finally, Los Angeles is doing something very similar to what the Chicago Blackhawks did last season. You’d have to be living on a remote island if you haven’t heard about the Los Angeles Kings upcoming Hockey Fest ’09 being held on August 28-30, 2009 at LA Live.
Hosted by ESPN.com’s John Buccigross, this three-day event will feature a “one-man show” with Bob Miller, a Q&A with the Triple Crown Line, a speakers series with former Kings greats, live music with Eddie Kowalczyk, autograph sessions and much more. This event is like Tip a King on Red Bull and speed.
The Los Angeles Kings have packed so much into these three days that it’s like boot camp for the Kings fan. However, Hockey Fest is much more than a three-day celebration of all things Kings: it’s symbolic. Do you think they would have done this if all we had done in the offseason is sign Brian Wilsie 2.0? Exactly, the Kings want you to be excited about Kings hockey this season. The Chicago Blackhawks missed the playoffs in 2007-2008, held their own Hockey Fest that summer and went on to the Western Conference Finals. Now I’m not suggesting that’s going to happen for Los Angeles, but the playoff spirit is in the air and it’s time to jump on the train. Personally, I can’t wait to see Bob Miller’s one-man show. This is a Hall of Fame living legend of broadcasting live on stage. It’s going to be pretty special.
If you think your child will be born that weekend, see if there’s a way to switch that around. If you’re getting married that weekend: put. it. off. If you’re an LA Kings fan, this is an event not to be missed.
Now you know Team KingsCast will be there, what about you? What are you most looking forward to?
Keith Korneluk is a co-host on KingsCast. Follow him on Twitter