A team that was on the verge of losing popularity and being flushed down the toilet because of struggles, but only to have that be saved by the Great One, good old Wayne. The team basically became the Edmonton Oilers years after the infamous Gretzky trade in 1988. In 1993, the team had five players from Edmonton, or more, and went on to the Cup finals.
Ever since, they have been a pretty fun team to watch, especially with guys like Avery (the dirtiest hockey player on Earth) and Roenick (hilarious man who has starred in sitcoms and gambles off the ice, and did a chicken dance). They have been in and out of the playoffs. Hockey games are continously sold out in L.A., and California for that matter.
L.A. Hockey Fan #1: Hey man, I turned on my T.V.. I realized that our Los Angeles Kings are in the finals against the Habs.
L.A. Hockey Fan #2: Well, no kidding! Gretzky, Huddy, Kurri, McSorley. That's four former Edmonton Oilers who built a dynasty in the 80s!
L.A. Hockey Fan #1: Yeah, the kings sure did jack the shit out of the Edmonton Oilers.
L.A. Native #1: Not only are the Lakers and Dodgers a hit here in Los Angeles, but what about those L.A. Kings?
L.A. Native #2: Yeah I was watching them play last night. Sean Avery was chirping everyone on the other team as always. J.R. started dancing on the ice after the game.
L.A. Native #1: Well, then. Let's go buy tickets for the next home game!