For those who haven’t yet had a Stanley Cup picture, here’s another opportunity. The trophy, along with Bailey and the Kings’ Ice Crew, will be at a Sports Chalet store in West Los Angeles (11801 West Olympic Blvd.) on Friday from 6-7 p.m. It’s a free event, but you must bring your own camera, and there is only one photo per person.
A great non-public event will be held tomorrow afternoon, when Kings players, executives and broadcasters will visit Childrens’ Hospital Los Angeles with the Stanley Cup. The Kings have had a long, strong relationship with the hospital, and tomorrow, Dustin Brown, Tim Leiweke, Luc Robitaille, Bob Miller, Jim Fox and Kings players are scheduled to visit with patients.
Finally, given that Jonathan Quick’s name will soon be on the Stanley Cup, this is Cup-related. Quick can sign a contract extension starting on July 1, and based on what I’ve been told, negotiations are going very well, and the two sides are talking about a long-term deal. It’s hard to overstate how good this would be for the Kings. Not only would they get Quick locked up long-term, and not have to worry about him testing free agency next summer, but they would be able to have a firm idea of their salary structure for years to come, and determine whether or not they can take a swing at a high-profile free agent. Just a reminder, though, that Quick can’t sign a new deal until July 1 at the earliest.