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Los Angeles Kings

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The Resume

    (1967- )
    Located in Los Angeles, California
    Play in Staples Center
    Two Stanley Cup Championships (2012, 2014)
    Six retired numbers: Rob Blake's #4, Marcel Dionne's #16, Dave Taylor's #18, Luc Robitaille's #20, Rogie Vachon's #30 and Wayne Gretzky's #99

Why they might be annoying:

    It took them 45 years to win a Stanley Cup.
    Original owner Jack Kent Cooke was born into his fortune and owned the Los Angeles Lakers already when he was awarded a hockey team.
    Since the team didn't have any big name players, owner Jack Kent Cooke set out to make them 'big name players' by providing them nicknames like 'The Jet' (Eddie Joyal), 'The Entertainer' (Eddie Shack), 'Cowboy' (Bill Flett), 'Whitey' (Juha Widing) and 'Frenchy' (Real Lemieux).
    Wayne Gretzky couldn't win a Stanley Cup with them.
    Their fans booed defenseman Robert Blake even though he was traded by the team for financial reasons, not because he wanted to leave.
    They usually take a backseat to the Los Angeles Lakers come February, March and April.
    After a scoreless tie with the St. Louis Blues, Cooke was outraged that his team did not argue a possible goal scored by the Kings. The puck hit the goal post, rattled around and came out. He said he was ashamed of them and fined every player $100 for NOT arguing (January 1, 1969).

Why they might not be annoying:

    They were one of the six NHL expansion teams of 1967.
    They won their first game 4-2 against the Philadelphia Flyers.
    They ended their inaugural season at second place in the Western Conference.
    Their home games aren't populated with Hollywood types.
    They became the first #8 seeded team in NHL history to knock off the top 3 seeds in the conference and win the Stanley Cup (2012).

Credit: His Name is Robert

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 188 Votes: 47.34% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 10 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 107 Votes: 50.47% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 35.29% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 129 Votes: 47.29% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 1798 Votes: 50.06% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 35.71% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 50 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 32 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 118 Votes: 74.58% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 120 Votes: 71.67% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 187 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 285 Votes: 69.47% Annoying