Good morning, Pittsburgh - LA Kings Insider

Good morning, Pittsburgh, and good morning to perhaps the best view out of any hotel room on the NHL circuit.


The Kings arrived in Steel City shortly before midnight following a 40-or-so minute flight from Philadelphia. For reasons I did not understand and did not inquire about (some blogger I am), we did not enter downtown Pittsburgh through the Fort Pitt tunnel (which provides a breathtaking view of the three rivers and the Pittsburgh skyline), instead opting for a route through a suburban neighborhood and across a bridge I wasn’t as familiar with. We arrived to our wonderful view, only with more flickering lights.


Pittsburgh is a terrific sports city, and we’ll have the pleasure of setting up shop somewhere later this evening to watch Game 7 of the World Series. We generally haven’t viewed too many major sporting events on the road. I keep looking back at the early spring of 2013 and catching important March Madness games at establishments in St. Paul and Dallas – and I know that in 2012 the club caught Super Bowl XLVI from Tampa – but the broadcasting and production portion of the traveling staff hasn’t gathered together to watch a game of this magnitude since then. For what it’s worth, we’ll almost certainly be in Washington for this year’s Super Bowl, which falls on February 1 – one day before the team’s likely (at this point unannounced) trip to the White House.

Is there any Treehouse of Horror story better than Citizen Kang? I could literally post any quote from the episode and it would be the best quote out of any Simpsons Halloween special.

"Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos." from 'Treehouse of Horror VII: Citizen Kang'. Season 8, Episode 1.

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After a late arrival, the Kings won’t take the ice at the Consol Energy Center until 1:00 p.m. today. As always, LA Kings Insider will have reports from the rink, and we’ll see if we can get a prediction on Game 7 from noted baseball fan Darryl Sutter.