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Kings are a quality team that is built to last
Kings are a quality team that is built to last

The blades of their skates cut deep and wide now, far beyond the chilly ice and raucous fans at Staples Center, far past even the highest of hopes for a black-shirted hockey team in a bright and sunny land. When Alec Martinez slapped a shot past the New York Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist in the second overtime Friday night to give the Kings their second Stanley Cup championship in three years, a large scrum of fans leaped and hugged and screamed. That was at Dodger Stadium. As the Kings flooded the ice to engulf Martinez in bear hugs and howls in celebration of the best three-year period of any NHL team in 16 years, a mass of fans were bumping and banging and dancing. That was at...