The Madeleine Brand Show for June 12, 2012

For one LA Kings fan, Stanley Cup Title is 45 years overdue


The Eastsider LA

Aleta and Richard Collins have a 16x14-foot banner on their Angelino Heights home. The picture of them with the Stanley Cup was taken at the Hockey Hall of Fame 15 years ago. They're hoping to update the photo with a new one commemorating the L.A. King's Stanley Cup win.

For the first time in their 45-year franchise history, the Los Angeles Kings have won the Stanley Cup. It's a pivotal moment for a team that's been quickly gaining new fans across the city. But for one fan, this moment has taken 45 years.

Aleta Collins has been going to games since she was 9 years old, when the team began play in Los Angeles in 1967. She loves the team so much, she has a 16-foot by 14-foot banner on the outside of her house in Angelino Heights.

The Eastsider L.A. contributed to this report.


Aleta Collins, L.A. Kings fan since the 1960's.

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