Thanks for the great input… Here are the four ideas I submitted to The Hockey News…
1. Pull off a hat trick that can only be accomplished in Southern California. Start the morning in Wrightwood with some skiing at the Mountain High resort, then drive 95 miles and go surfing in the afternoon at Venice Beach. Then drive 15 miles, downtown, to Staples Center for a Kings game.
2. Visit Bob Miller’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6763 Hollywood Blvd. Miller, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, has been the Kings’ television play-by-play announcer since 1973. Two other iconic Los Angeles sports announcers, the Dodgers’ Vin Scully and the Lakers’ Chick Hearn, have been honored on the Walk of Fame.
3. Cruise Manhattan Beach and go autograph hunting. Even though Los Angeles is known for its suburban sprawl, many of the Kings players live in the exclusive city near the beach, southwest of downtown L.A., and are often seen out in the community.
4. Have a pregame double chili-cheeseburger at Tommy’s, then visit the Wayne Greztky statue outside Staples Center, next to the statues honoring Magic Johnson and Oscar de la Hoya.
And since it came up, let’s settle this. Vote for one. No other answers will be accepted.