Kings Parade 2012: Los Angeles Celebrates Stanley Cup Victory Thursday

The Los Angeles Kings have finally captured the Stanley Cup. The big victory parade happens Thursday.

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Jonathan Quick Drops Double F-Bomb During Kings Stanley Cup Celebration

Jonathan Quick doesn't give a shit about your silly rules, FCC. During the Los Angeles Kings victory celebration at Staples Center Thursday, the Conn Smythe Trophy winner dropped not one, but two f-bombs during his brief speech.

"How about this fuckin' team right here?"

Seemingly at a loss for words the second he picked up the mic, Quick just let it flow ... and boy, did it ever flow.

Fox Sports West broke in immediately and apologized, which might have ruined the moment a little bit, but in reality just made it a million times more hilarious.

After he composed himself a bit, Quick actually was pretty poignant with the mic, thanking his teammates and the fans and all that typical stuff. Safe to say that'll be the most memorable moment of the afternoon, wouldn't you agree?

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Kings Parade 2012 Live: Los Angeles City Council President Drank Beer With Jonathan Quick

Maybe it's true that the president of the Los Angeles City Council upstaged the Kings a little bit during his speaking portion of the team's rally at Staples Center, but if you're going to upstage a team, this is how you do it. Meet Herb Wesson:

Hey guys, don't boo me! I'm not the mayor! I'm just the president of the council!

... and that line actually worked. Amazing. But, better yet: He drank a beer with Jonathan Quick.

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Kings Parade 2012 Live: Darryl Sutter Fist-Pumps Just Stole The Show

Darryl Sutter is a different kind of dude. He's a quiet, humble Alberta farm boy who knows his hockey and doesn't like to be extroverted, but man ... when he does break the shell a little bit, the results are amazing.

Exhibit A? This fist-pumping show from the Kings' post-parade rally at Staples Center.

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Kings Parade 2012 Live: Fans Save Large Crowds For End Of Route

The crowd gathered along six blocks of Figueroa Street for the Kings parade Thursday was ... well, pretty dull.

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But it appears as though most fans decided to gather down at the end of the parade route near the intersection of Chick Hearn Court and Figueroa. Thousands of fans are also gathered inside two plazas along the Court near Staples Center and L.A. Live.

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At the end of the route, the buses stopped, a few players spoke and confetti went off to the roar of the crowd.

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These two plazas were closed to the public -- instead, they're "special viewing areas" for fans who were able to score free tickets to the post-parade rally inside Staples Center. Now, as fans along the rest of the route disperse, these lucky 20,000 or so will head to the building for the rally that's set to begin around 2:30 p.m. local time.


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Kings Parade 2012 Live: Dustin Brown's Kid Tries To Mount Stanley Cup

As far as I'm concerned, Dustin Brown's children can do whatever they'd like. But apparently that's not the case. Watch as an adult ruins his fun as he tries to mount the Stanley Cup.

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Kings Parade 2012 Live: Crowd Can't Compare To Boston, Chicago Parades

We'll get a better view at just how large (or small) the Kings parade crowd is as the afternoon goes on -- and to be fair, there are thousands of fans at Staples Center and L.A. Live towards the end of the parade route. But in comparison to the Bruins' parade in 2011, this route is about half the size (meaning the people should be packed in much tighter) and the images aren't even comparable.

Here's Boston:

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And here's L.A. today:

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It was a similarly short parade route for the Blackhawks in 2010 -- actually, both that route and this year's route for the Kings parade measure about 0.9 miles -- but the photos from Chicago are much more impressive than this Los Angeles crowd.

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To be fair, the Bruins' parade was held on a Saturday morning. That can explain in part the massive crowds -- reportedly the largest in Boston sports history -- for that 2011 celebration. But the Blackhawks parade was on a Friday afternoon and that didn't seem to hinder attendance at all.

We're not holding this against Kings fans at all -- especially not the diehards who have waited 45 years or their entire lives for this -- but it's worth noting.

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Kings Parade 2012 Live: Stanley Cup Might Be Tired After All This Partying

The Stanley Cup has had a busy 72 hours or so since the Los Angeles Kings won it on Monday night. We've seen some images from places like TMZ of the Cup out at Hollywood bars and we've seen clips of the Cup at Dustin Brown's house, where his kids blew chocolate milk bubbles in it.

But that's just a fraction of the Cup's full schedule since Game 6.

The party started at the Lexus Club inside Staples Center before moving to a bar in Hermosa Beach. It spent the night and the next day at captain Brown's house before moving on to appearances on both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

On Wednesday night, the team took the Cup to Dodger Stadium, posed for a photo with both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim before throwing out about 30 first pitches. The Cup went out to the bars afterwards and according to one Kings player, they'll be heading to Las Vegas after Thursday's parade.


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Kings Parade 2012 Live: Fans Lined Along Figueroa Street Prepared To Party

Fans have lined Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles all morning, and now we're only about a half hour away from the start of the Kings' Stanley Cup victory parade. The route starts at 5th Street and takes a direct shot down Figueroa to the Staples Center, where six buses will turn onto Chick Hearn Court and travel past the arena.

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The team will then de-board the buses and head inside Staples Center for a post-parade rally inside the arena at 2:30 p.m. local time. Fans with tickets are allowed to enter at around 1 p.m. local time, just as the parade is expected to reach its conclusion. Los Angeles is ready.

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Kings Parade Live: How To Watch Los Angeles' Celebration Online

The Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup victory parade will be held Thursday, and both local and national media outlets will have it covered.

The parade will start at noon local time, but coverage of the event will begin before the players begin moving down Figueroa Street, with the NHL Network's live broadcast beginning at 11:30 a.m. PT.

Locally, for fans unwilling to brave the crowds in and around the Staples Center, Fox Sports West will also carry live coverage to viewers in Southern California. And if you're unable to call out sick from work and either get to a television or attend, a live stream of the parade also be available at FoxSportsWest.com. Basically, if you're a Kings fan or just a fan of hockey, there is no real excuse to miss Thursday's parade.

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Kings Parade 2012: Which Players Will Take Part In The Fun?

The Los Angeles Kings will board six double-decker buses on Thursday afternoon as they roll down Figueroa Street in downtown L.A. to celebrate their 2012 Stanley Cup title. The parade will begin at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET and can be seen on Fox Sports West in Southern California and NHL Network across the United States and Canada.

Going to the parade and curious which players will be on which bus? Via the Kings, here's a complete list:


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Kings Parade 2012: Live Coverage, Route, Time And More

The Los Angeles Kings and their fans will gather along downtown Figueroa Street on Thursday for the 2012 Stanley Cup Victory Parade. The festivities will begin at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET and will end approximately 30 to 45 minutes later. At 2:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. ET the team will hold a rally inside Staples Center. Tickets are sold out.

THE ROUTE

The team will board double-decker buses at W. 5th Street and S. Figueroa Street at around Noon. The one-mile-long route will carry the team six blocks south towards Staples Center. After making a right onto Chick Hearn Court, the Kings will hop off the buses and enter the arena for a post-parade rally.

The parade is about half the distance as the Boston Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup parade, but that celebration didn't feature a rally afterwards. Here's a map of the L.A. route:

Fans are invited to line both sides of Figueroa Street during the parade. The area around Staples Center and L.A. Live will be restricted heavily by the Los Angeles Police Department. Only fans with tickets to the sold-out rally at the arena will have special parade viewing access at L.A. Live's Nokia Plaza and Staples Center's Star Plaza.

STREET CLOSURES

The Los Angeles Police Department will close the following streets during the parade on Thursday. The area surrounding Staples Center will be closed as early as 4 a.m. local time.

  • Obviously, the parade route will be closed to traffic: Figueroa Street will be closed between 5th Street and Chick Hearn Court. Those closures will stretch north on Figueroa Street to 3rd and south on Figueroa Street to Pico Boulevard.
  • L.A. Live Way will be closed between Olympic Boulevard and Pico Boulevard.
  • Chick Hearn Court will be closed between L.A. Live Way to Figueroa Street.

THE RALLY

Tickets to the rally were free courtesy of the Kings but they've already sold out. They're available around the Internet -- like on Craigslist -- if you're interested in shelling out money for what are supposed to be free tickets. It's likely the only way you're getting in at this point, anyway.

If you have tickets, you can watch the parade from the special viewing areas outside Staples Center. Doors will open to ticketed fans at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET, shortly after the parade down Figueroa Street ends.

LIVE COVERAGE / TELEVISION

We'll have live coverage of the Kings' parade in this StoryStream, complete with a live stream courtesy of the Fox Sports West. FS West will have live coverage in the Los Angeles area, and NHL Network will have coverage beginning at 11:30 a.m. PT / 2:30 p.m. ET.

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Kings Parade 2012: Los Angeles Will Celebrate Stanley Cup Victory Thursday

The Los Angeles Kings have finally captured their first Stanley Cup. The big victory parade will happen Thursday.

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