Former Kings governor Tim Leiweke had a relationship with the team that was stormy at times and typhoon-like on occasion. All seemed forgiven last June when the team won the Stanley Cup.
It took only a year for Leiweke to spend that goodwill.
Leiweke, now the president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, incurred the ire of Kings fans last week after an interview on Leafs TV.
He was asked about his experience during the Maple Leafs' “breakthrough spring” and his impressions of “the passion of Leaf Nation as they came out in support of the Blue and White.”
Said Leiweke: “We didn’t see that in L.A., and we won the Stanley Cup. We finally saw it at the end. It took us getting to the finals in order to awaken that town. It’s not a hockey town.”