Bob Miller has the been the voice of the Los Angeles Kings since 1973. He's in the Hockey Hall of Famer as a Foster Hewitt Memorial Award winner. The press box inside Staples Center is named after him. He's a broadcasting legend.
So as the Kings were making their run to the 2012 Stanley Cup, many fans wondered how they'd be able to hear Miller's winning call with the NHL's television deal with NBC. As a solution, the Kings decided to have Miller and his partner, Jim Fox, record each of the potential Cup-clinching games for Los Angeles for future use, whether for a special broadcast or as part of the team's DVD.
Via Arash Markazi of ESPN Los Angeles, here is Miller's call from Monday night:
For the video impaired:
"This is for you Kings players and Kings fans wherever you may be. All the frustration, the disappointment of the past is gone. The 45-year drought is over. The Los Angeles Kings are indeed the kings of the National Hockey League, the 2012 Stanley Cup champions."
When Miller was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006, he said at the time, "My greatest fear is that I retire and the Kings win a Stanley Cup the next year."
Congrats Bob. After 39 years, your wait is over.
UPDATE: Just a note, this isn't the actual game call Miller did. He recited it to some media after the game.
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