ENDLESS SUMMER: Kings of Social Media – Week 1

The NHL regular season ended this past Saturday which meant that the defending Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings’ season was over.

There will be no title defense when the puck drops for the opening round of the playoffs on Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean the Kings won’t still find ways to entertain us.

Since they’ve already started picking up their iPhones to share some of their personal lives, we figured we may as well recap their offseason adventures.


At any rate, we’ll compile the week’s best moments. The original plan was to start this next week, but the Kings finally answered the #IsItMidApril call with a flurry of action on Monday, so we’re gonna go ahead and kick this off now.

Presenting the Best Kings Social Media Moments during Week 1 of the offseason!

Mike Richards

To say that Mike Richards had a trying year would be a massive understatement. The former All-Star was waived by the Kings, went unclaimed and ended up spending time in the AHL with the Manchester Monarchs. He was eventually recalled, but finished the season as a healthy scratch.

With the season from hell finally over, Richards can get back to focusing on more important things!

…like voting for Luke Bryan to win the Academy of Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year!


Feel better now that you got that off your chest, @bSahota08?

Andy Andreoff

During the Kings 2014 Stanley Cup Banner Raising Ceremony, each player was introduced to massive cheers from the crowd at Staples Center. What you may not have seen at home, however, was the tumble that Kyle Clifford took as he skated around center ice. There was a Zapruder-like film online, but Andy Andreoff finally revealed just how epic Clifford’s fall was.

We should have realized this was an omen for Kings season.


Back, and to the left.
Back, and to the left.
Back, and to the left.

But that wasn’t all that Andreoff contributed!

While declaring how much he was going to miss his left-winger during the offseason, he made sure that another one of his teammates didn’t feel left out of the lovefest.

Brayden McNabb’s fro game remains strong.


And a lifelong McNabb fan is born!

Marian Gaborik

While it’s not as good as last summer’s collection of beach pics, Marian Gaborik reminds Kings fans that life without hockey in Los Angeles can still be fun if you try hard enough.

Love this beautiful woman so much! @iversanns

A photo posted by mgaborik12 (@mgaborik12) on

cc: Free Agents wondering if they should sign with the Kings.


Gaborik Beach Comment

*keeps staring at picture*
…the Kings what now?

As if a beautiful day at the beach wasn’t enough, Gaborik also showed off Andrej Sekera’s, um, fashion sense?

Tough @dolcegabbana tshirt my brother! Lol. #hopetoseeyouherenextyear

A photo posted by mgaborik12 (@mgaborik12) on

Remember to stay hydrated, kids.


Toffoli reply to Sekera shirt
Gaborik reply to Sekera shirt

I can’t stop loving this team.

Drew Doughty vs. Trevor Lewis

Kings’ fans favorite odd couple, Drew Doughty and Trevor Lewis, were back at it on Monday, and entertained us in the best non-Stanley Cup-winning way possible: Making fun of each other.

Doughty and Lewis drinking Moscow Mules on a Monday morning may be my new favorite thing.



Oh. My. God.

One would think that this is where the fight would end… but Doughty had one more bullet in the chamber.


Reminder that @IronSightDesign is the best ever.

A merciless battle, but Doughty looks to have KO’d Lewis with that… what’s that? There’s MORE?!

How this child ever grew up to be one of the top defenseman in the NHL truly is a mystery.


Are you listening, PHWA?

Martin Jones vs. Tyler Toffoli

Not to be outdone by Doughty and Lewis, a pair of Kings restricted free agents decided to engage in a little online battle as well. Things started off cordially.

A great picture of Tyler Toffoli and Martin Jones.

A picture of Tyler Toffoli and Martin Jones, I think.

Then Toffoli upped the stakes on the duo’s night out at Dodger Stadium.

PumperNicholl is a lifelong LA Kings fan and actually learned how to speak English from Bob Miller by watching LA Kings games… and the Police Academy movies. You should probably follow PumperNicholl on Twitter @pumpernicholl