Sights, sounds and tweets from Vancouver

Since the Kings aren’t on the ice until 1:30 p.m. today, it gives us a rare chance to take a look at the local flavor. In this beautiful city, one doesn’t even need to leave the room to do so. A fine-feathered friend stopped by for a visit on the balcony this morning…

Also, the hotel allows for a great view of seaplanes landing on the harbor. Here’s a look…

For something semi-related to hockey… Today’s media tempest in a teapot centers around a tweet a Kings employee sent after last night’s game, on the team’s official account (@LAKings), which read, “To everyone in Canada outside of BC, you’re welcome.’’ It was a jab, of course, at the fact that the Vancouver Canucks aren’t exactly the NHL’s most popular team outside of this province. The tweet was met with some disdain among fans and local media. Really? If a “tweet’’ becomes a storyline in an NHL playoff series, heaven help us all. It’s harmless, and was meant to be humorous and edgy. Michael Altieri, the Kings’ vice president for communications and content, gave this response: “We encourage our digital team to be creative, interactive and to apply a sense of humor whenever possible. To anyone who found it offensive we sincerely apologize.” Kings fan, and Grammy-nominated musician, John Ondrasik probably said it best when he wrote that there was nothing wrong with the tweet “except they should of waited for 3 more wins.’’ Good point. Humorous jab or not, do the New York Yankees publicly crow after winning Game 1 of the American League Division Series?

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