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Breaking Down NHL Media Day

from Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Daily News,

Ahhhh, Stanley Cup media day.

It hardly lives up to its NFL counterpart of the Super Bowl. It’s far from the glitz, glamour and obnoxious behavior, but it’s a mini version of the event that’s high on endless questions, clichés, laughs and such.

It’s the game before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Kings and Rangers, with the Stanley Cup on hand as well as its keeper.

There are 1,327 credentialed media for the final, according to an NHL spokesperson, but just several hundred at Staples Center for the final tuneup before the final begins today.

Each team’s players and coaches were required to wear team polo shirts, so we couldn’t dissect Kings’ coach Darryl Sutter’s unfashionable fashion choices.

The news conference with Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi was uneventful. Sutter didn’t utter one “PARDON!” or use those contorted facial expressions that have made him so popular. How very boring.


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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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