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Kings best in NHL, but not on Channel 2

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With the L.A. Kings' 1-0 win tonight, they remained the top team in the National Hockey League. Which makes the sports report by Jim Hill on Channel 2 that much more ragged. First, the graphic says it's the Sacramento Kings; wrong city, wrong sport. Then the line about "best in the west," while true, doesn't really tell the story. It's a little like saying Obama is the president of the South. True, as far as it goes.

"Ya get the feeling that Jim Hill and the sports staff at the duopoly don't really know or care much about ice hockey," emails reader Miguel, who sent the screenshot. "Even when they're winning, I guess the Kings can't get any respect." By the way, it was the Kings' first win at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning in 13 years, says Canada's TSN. Wayne Gretzky attended the game, sitting at ice level.

cammi-granato.jpgApplause: Former Kings broadcaster and U.S. Olympic champion Cammi Granato will be inducted Monday into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Her older brother Tony played for the Kings in the Gretzky era.


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