Forty-five years is a long time to wait for a Stanley Cup and, while not everybody at Staples Center on Monday night had waited quite so long -- because of age or otherwise -- plenty of Los Angeles Kings fans saw years of loyalty paid off in spades following Game 6 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions.
The Kings are kings of the hockey world and, if you're a fan like those at Jewels From The Crown, the long wait is now completely worth it.
This is for the fans, all of you. Every single one. Whether you've been a fan of this team for 43 years or 43 minutes, you can celebrate this win. Of course, the longer you've been a fan the sweeter it probably is for you, and that in the end is the true reward of fandom. All your years of suffering are paid back tonight, with a whole lot of interest.