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Friday, March 17, 2006

King of Pain

So this just turned up in my inbox: KINGS CELEBRATE ADAM DEADMARSH NIGHT PRIOR TO KINGS VS AVALANCHE GAME MONDAY MARCH 20TH Adam Deadmarsh was old-school, a hockey player's hockey player. In his 10-seasons in the NHL, Deadmarsh was tougher than a three-dollar steak, leaving a trail of bodies sprawled out on the ice whenever he took to the rink. The former-right wing left an indelible imprint within the hearts of L.A. hockey fans in his short stay with the Kings On Monday, Mar. 20th, the Kings will celebrate Adam Deadmarsh Night at STAPLES Center with a pre-game ceremony prior to the Kings vs Colorado Avalanche match. The ceremony will honor Deadmarsh's memorable 10-year NHL career. As part of the festivities, every fan attending that night's game will receive an Adam Deadmarsh commemorative poster. Don't miss out on this opportunity to celebrate the career of one of the most loved players ever to put on a Kings sweater. Purchase your tickets to the game today! For those of you not hockey-inclined, Deadmarsh (one of the league's classiest guys in addition to his on-ice skills) was obtained in the deal that sent Rob Blake to Colorado because the Kings didn't want to shell out the big bucks to keep an elite player. What sucked even more is that Blake was home grown, drafted by the Kings out of college. I remember going to the games when he was this wide-eyed kid with huge potential. Watching him develop into an eventual Norris Trophy winner (best defenseman) was a treat now pretty much relegated to the good old days, at least as long as we're under current (cheap-ass) ownership. So not only do I wonder how different things would have been had we kept Blake, I wonder if Deadmarsh wouldn't have gotten those concussions and might still be playing. I just can't help wondering about that, it's how my warped little mind works.


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