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Los Angeles Kings And Vancouver Canucks (2012)

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Hey Canuck Fans,

On the King's official website on the twitter account read: To everyone in Canada outside of BC, you're welcome. While I browsing through the hockey sites, I came across that B.S. It sounds like some other non playoff teams telling L.A. to kick Vancouver's ass in this series. I don't think so. Vancouver please stand up and go out there and show them what you guys are made of from this team.

Now that they are there, they have no problem poking a wounded bear.

But this is exactly the kind of thing the Kings did not need to do. They were lucky to squeak by the No. 1 seed in the postseason thanks to a late goal in Game 1 of the series. They should be thanking their lucky stars they got that win.

Now, here they are as confident as ever, and their promotional department has to not only blast the Canucks, but bring British Columbia into it.

Game 2 is going to be hostile, simply because the fans there are not going to want to see the Kings win again. Oftentimes we overrate just how important home-ice advantage really is, but why would you want to tempt fate by provoking an entire Canadian province?

The Canucks players aren't going to react well to seeing this kind of slam. They are going to come out ready to attack, not just in this game but for the rest of the series.

It was a nice win for the Kings in Game 1, but they have no idea what they have gotten themselves into now.

Go Canucks Go :canucks::towel:

Cheers :canucks:

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By: The Canadian Press

Date: Thursday Apr. 12, 2012 1:44 PM PT

The Los Angeles Kings say they're sorry.

One day after opening a series against Vancouver with a 4-2 win, the NHL team found itself backtracking from a playful jab made on Twitter. In the wake of the victory, the team's official account posted a message saying: "To everyone in Canada outside of BC, you're welcome." That didn't sit well with senior members of the organization, especially after all of the attention it generated.

"We encourage our digital team to be creative, interactive and to apply a sense of humour whenever possible," said Mike Altieri, the Kings vice-president of communications and broadcasting. "To anyone who found it offensive we sincerely apologize."

The Canucks have drawn criticism during a successful couple seasons that has seen them capture the Presidents' Trophy in back-to-back years and fall one game short of the Stanley Cup in 2011.

In October, CBC commentator Don Cherry added to the chorus by saying Vancouver was disliked because the players whine at officials.

The team is considered a strong Stanley Cup contender yet again and entered the series with Los Angeles as a heavy favourite.

Game 2 goes Friday night at Rogers Arena.

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The funny thing is, the tweet would have been a great shot-across-the-bow, had the Kings saved it for actually eliminating the Canucks. But all they have done is won a single lousy game.

It's almost like they jumped at the chance to use this joke, knowing that they may not win another...

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Now I am disappointed that they apologized. What fun is a good rivalry if you back off on stuff like that?

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