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LA mayor Eric Garcetti drops F-bomb during Kings rally (Video)

The Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings were honored on Monday with a parade through the streets of LA and a rally at the Staples Center. In traditional fashion, the mayor of the city gave fans a pep talk and spoke about how proud of the team he is. However, LA mayor Eric Garcetti’s speech was a bit different from most.

Garcetti stole the show by dropping a premeditated F-bomb.

“There are two rules in politics,” he said. “They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand and never swear. But this is a big f—in’ day. Way to go, guys.”

Garcetti held up an aluminum Bud Light bottle as he dropped the F-bomb, so I guess he felt the occasion called for breaking both rules.

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Kings president of business operations and hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille was later called upon to address to crowd.

“Well, we told our players not to cuss,” Robitaille said jokingly. “Thanks.”

That’s certainly one way to secure some votes for reelection.

Video via Eye on Hockey

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:

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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.

San Jose Sharks fans lose playoff bet, get matching LA Kings tattoos

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When San Jose Sharks fans and Los Angeles Kings fans bet on hockey games, this is what happens. As you know, the Sharks and Kings faced each other earlier this postseason. The Kings are still playing, which means they got the better of their cross-state rivals. However, the real winners were the LA fans who got to witness their buddies get matching Kings tattoos.

The photos you see above were posted by Brian Beltz on his website earlier this week. He explained the embarrassing ink:

A few of us in the office are pretty die hard hockey fans. However, our fandom is split down the middle – two Los Angeles Kings Fans and two San Jose Sharks fans. Since the two teams met in the second round, we decided to put a friendly office wager on it. The result of that wager was a couple of sad, (temporary ) tattooed Sharks fans.

Fantastic. Because of their team losing, these two bros are now forever linked. The Sharks could go on to defeat the Kings in the playoffs every year for the next 10, and they’d always remember that series they lost back in 2013. We have seen plenty of tattoos that are the result of lost bets over the years, and some of them are far more disgusting. But these…these are easily two of the most creative.

H/T Puck Daddy

The media still can’t seem to get the LA Kings right (Pictures)

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The Los Angeles Kings may never get any respect from the media on the west coast. Despite the fact that the team is the reining Stanley Cup champions, local and national news outlets seem to know very little about it.

The photo you see above was tweeted by Bailey, the Kings’ official mascot, who wanted to give the folks at NBC Los Angeles a little assistance in properly identifying their hockey team’s players. The gentleman in the top photo is Kings wing Dustin Penner, not head coach Darryl Sutter. The young man on the bottom is actually Jarret Stoll.

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Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup rings leaked online? (Picture)

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The Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history and will be receiving their championship rings on opening day. Even though their rings aren’t supposed to be unveiled until then, it looks like there has already been a leak.

According to Puck Daddy, Francesca Leiweke, the daughter of AEG CEO Tim Leiweke (AEG owns the Kings), shared a photo on her Instagram account Thursday of the ring seen above. She later deleted her post, but the photo was preserved by a Twitter user for all of us to see.

The Kings actually had a press conference on Thursday to celebrate the new season beginning, and they sent their ice girls around to local McDonald’s to raffle off replica rings. It’s possible Leiweke was just sharing a picture of a replica ring. Either way, we still have a good idea of what the rings will look like.

L.A. Kings’ Twitter bashes UFC, wises up and deletes tweet

During the Stanley Cup playoffs this year, it became apparent the L.A. Kings’ official Twitter account was a social media incarnation of Don Rickles. As the Kings made their run all the way to winning the Cup, their Twitter feed was a nonstop stream of snarky and funny tweets. The guy in change of running the account was on point just as much as the team he works for was on the ice.

Apparently @LAKings hasn’t lost a step since the season ended. But in an exchange with the UFC’s official Twitter, the snark may have been taken a little too far:

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