It will be interesting to see the impact on local fans if the Kings are able to win the Stanley Cup. It may jumpstart hockey popularity. But don't be disappointed if Southern Californians don't take to the streets en masse to celebrate.
When you think of great sports franchises, how come the San Antonio Spurs don't roll off your tongues? Last night they won their 20th straight game, they're 10-0 in this year's playoffs. And they do it without flair.
Yup, it's a Stanley Cup tradition. The two teams shake hands when it ends, and then the fans show their sportsmanship by rioting. They rioted last night in Vancouver, with the added special touch of looting stores.