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Video: Swedish TV Proves Most Angelenos Don't Follow Our Own Hockey Team
Swedish TV station Viasat Hockey was in town this week, and took some time to roam Venice Beach, Hollywood, and Downtown to check in with this city's serious hockey fans. Um, except as it turns out, most of the people the host spoke with had no idea the Los Angeles Kings were in that thing called the Stanley Cup.
Although he did find a few Kings fans (the Kings hats and shirts made them easy marks) most Angelenos just shrugged and admitted they weren't into hockey, since L.A. is all about the Dodgers, Lakers, and (gasp) Clippers. One fellow, of course, said he didn't follow hockey--he followed Jesus. Others said they haven't followed the team since the Gretzky years.
The intro and outro are in Swedish (the interviews are in English), so we're just going to assume the host said that he found L.A. to be full of colorful, gracious, interesting people. Okay, people who mostly don't care about hockey.
For those who are hockey-curious, the Kings will play the New Jersey Devils in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday in Newark.