What I'm Thankful For

Let’s be honest, if you’ve got the time to be perusing a blog on the Los Angeles Kings today, and your biggest worry is how they’ll do over the rest of the season… things are probably pretty good for you. At least in the grand scheme of things. That goes doubly true for those of us privileged enough to write a blog about the Kings. So in an attempt to appreciate some of the things I’m thankful for, here is this Thanksgiving themed post. We’d love to hear the thing you are thankful for in your life as well, hockey-related or not.

Things I’m Thankful For:

  1. Supportive family – Not everyone is as lucky as I am to have such an overwhelmingly supportive family. This goes for my parents, siblings, fiance, the whole she-bang. They’ve been great my entire life, and I can’t imagine a group of people being more supportive of virtually everything I want to do.
  2. Readers – When I started this blog I wasn’t involved with fansided.com at all. I started it mostly to amuse myself and a few fans. Since then, we’ve joined a fantastic network of bloggers, and our readership has grown exponentially. We’re now read by thousands of people every month, and looking to grow even more. Our amazing readers aren’t the reason we write this blog, but they certainly don’t hurt! Now if only we could get more of you to comment…
  3. Los Angeles Kings – They drive me crazy sometimes. They’re hot, then cold. They’re not QUITE the Chicago Cubs of the NHL, but pretty damn close. They’re oldest team in the NHL to never have won a Stanley Cup. It’s painful, but it’s exhilarating. Watching the Kings this year has been a blast, and I look forward to watching them grow over the next years.
  4. Drew Doughty – We haven’t had a truly amazing star in years. Probably not since Gretzky have we had a player so electrifying that he absolutely can turn the game on its head by himself. I’m on record with my adoration of Lucky Luc, but Drew Doughty may eventually prove to be one of the best defenseman ever to play the game. And he’s ours. If Lombardi can get a deal locked in, he might make my list of things I’m thankful for, but for now, it’s all about Doughty.

I must say that this writing is sometimes challenging, but always interesting, and the opportunities it has provided are out of this world. We’d love to hear what you’re thankful for, and if you’re interested in joining the team at Rink Royalty, drop us a line. We’re looking to add some talented and enthusiastic writers for the rest of the season (and beyond!)

Tags: Chicago Cubs Dean Lombardi Drew Doughty Los Angeles Kings Luc Robitaille Thanksgiving Wayne Gretzky

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