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What’s up with Jeremy Roenick’s eyes here?

Jeremy Roenick eyes

Dang, Jeremy Roenick looks like he just saw a ghost. Or is that just how he looks when he thinks about the fact that the Kings are about to become Stanley Cup champions?

Roenick’s eyes here are just classic, but when contrasted with that Pierre McGuire beautiful smile, it’s even better.

Chill, Roenick, you’re looking like a WWE wrestler getting ready to pump up a crowd. You’re at a 10, and we could use you at a 5.

Kings drop Rocco’s Old School as sponsor after owner tried to hire hitman to kill model wife

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The Los Angeles Kings dropped “Rocco’s Old School Products” as a sponsor after learning the company’s owner was being investigated for trying to hire a hitman to kill his wife.

53-year-old Dino Guglielmelli pleaded no contest Friday to attempted murder charges after a recording showed he tried to pay an unemployed army vet $80,000 to kill his wife, former model Monica Olsen, while the two were going through a bitter divorce.

Guglielmelli is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday and faces nine years in prison after pleading no contest to second-degree attempted murder charges.

Guglielmelli is the owner of Creation’s Garden, a supplements and beauty care company. One of the subsidiary brands of the company is Rocco’s Old School, which specializes in tattoo aftercare products. Rocco’s Old School was the presenting sponsor of the LA Kings Ice Girls and worked with the Kings on other sponsorship projects until early in the season, evidence shows. This photo was taken in September:

The company’s name still appears on the Kings’ website in association with the Ice Crew:

Kings Ice Crew Roccos

LBS was informed that Rocco’s was dropped as a sponsor when the charges first came to light. The Kings began using their own logo in association with the Ice Crew for a few months until finding a new sponsor. They have since replaced Rocco’s with Zerorez Socal. Zerorez is a carpet and tile cleaning company, so sponsoring a crew that cleans the ice is a natural fit.

Guglielmelli was busted after the Army vet he tried to hire freaked out and contacted police before secretly recording Guglielmelli. Guglielmelli spent eight months in custody after it was discovered he was trying to wire $4.4 million out of the country and flee.

Guglielmelli and Olsen were married in 2004 and have two children together. They were going through a divorce after nine years of marriage and were fighting over money and custody of their children.

When asked on the recording about killing the mother of his two children, prosecutors say Guglielmelli said:

“They’re totally fine. All they need is their dad.”

Below is a video showing some still modeling photos of the 32-year-old Olsen:

And here is a video report on the story:

Kings barely miss on tying goal vs Rangers (Video)

The Kings and Rangers are going to Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals after the Rangers won Game 4 2-1 by the thinnest of margins.

The Kings were relentless in their attacks during the third period, but they were unable to tie the game. The closest they came to a goal was with nearly a minute left when an Alec Martinez shot was redirected in front of Henrik Lundqvist with 1:15 left in the game. The puck squirted through Lundqvist’s legs and ended up about an inch short of becoming a goal.

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Derek Stepan used his glove to brush the puck away, and the Rangers barely avoided allowing the tying goal. The Kings had a couple of players in front of the net trying to poke it in, but they couldn’t get it done.

Now the series returns to LA where the Kings can close it out in Game 5 in front of their fans.

Justin Williams scores game-winning goal in OT (Video)

Kings Justin WilliamsThe Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday on a goal by Justin Williams.

Williams capitalized on a terrible turnover by Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi. Girardi mishandled the puck when he was trying to clear it and it was intercepted by Mike Richards. Richards passed to Williams, who had a clear shot on Henrik Lundqvist and buried it top-shelf to break the 2-2 tie and give the Kings the win.

The Kings had a great chance to score in the final 30 seconds of regulation and barely missed, but Williams didn’t this time as they got the victory.

Blackhawks accidentally tweeted ‘f— your mother’ in Spanish

The Western Conference Finals came to a thrilling end on Sunday with the Los Angeles Kings pulling out a 5-4 victory in overtime. Despite their disappointing result, the Chicago Blackhawks still delivered plenty of excitement for fans — both on the ice and on social media.

After Patrick Sharp scored a power play goal late in the second period to give Chicago a 4-3 lead, the Blackhawks official Twitter account tweeted a pretty standard photo. One of the hashtags, however, was anything but ordinary.

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As Deadspin pointed out, “chingue a su madre” is a Spanish term that means “f— your mother” or “motherf—er.” EPN is an acronym for Enrique Pena Nieto, who is the president of Mexico. Obviously, the person running the Blackhawks’ Twitter fell victim to autocorrect. Here’s what it was supposed to say.

Hey, it could have been worse. Just ask US Airways.

Kings fan files battery report against Corey Crawford, claims he was sprayed with water bottle

Corey-Crawford-BlackhawksA Los Angeles Kings fan named Clark Wong has filed a battery report against Corey Crawford, alleging that the Chicago Blackhawks goalie sprayed him in the face with a water bottle during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday. Crawford is now under investigation by the LAPD.

Wong, 27, told TMZ that he was heckling Crawford from behind the Blackhawks bench when he was pulled from the game during the third period. As Wong was taunting Crawford, he says Crawford squirted him in the face with a water bottle. Wong was ejected from the arena after the exchange, but he filed a police report before leaving.

Here’s where it really gets good. Wong believes that the bottle Crawford sprayed him with contained a lot of backwash and has caused serious irritation in his eyes. He claims he needs to see a doctor to have his eyes examined. Wong says he noticed the pain as he was leaving the Staples Center.

While we don’t know for sure if there was something other than water in the bottle (Gatorade?) that irritated Wong’s eyes, backwash seems unlikely. Almost all players take the Phil Kessel approach to hydrating during games. Rarely do you ever see a player doing anything other than squirting water into his mouth. The idea behind a sports water bottle is you don’t have to put your mouth on it.

I don’t see this holding up in court. Then again, this is America.

LA landmark Randy’s Donuts gives away free donuts to Kings fans

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The LA Kings took a commanding 3-1 series lead with a 5-2 victory in Game 4 of their Western Conference finals series with the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, and one LA landmark is celebrating the win with the fans.

Randy’s Donuts, a well-known doughnut shop in LA featuring an iconic, over-sized doughnut out front, is giving away free glazed doughnuts to fans who stop by the shop between 7 and 8 am on Tuesday morning.

The shop also covered the iconic doughnut to make it look like a hockey puck as part of a cool partnership with the Kings.

“Randy’s Donuts is honored and excited to partner with the Kings and to transform our iconic donut into a special Kings hockey puck in support of this historic run toward the Stanley Cup. The hope is our sign stays a puck throughout the playoffs, culminating with another Stanley Cup victory for the L.A. Kings,” said co-owner of Randy’s Donuts Larry Weintraub in a team statement.

Kings wins and free doughnuts? What’s there not to love about this?