“I have my Kings purple on,” she told TVNewser shortly before going on the air this afternoon.
Claman grew up in Southern California with a Canadian father who loved hockey. When Los Angeles got an NHL franchise in 1967, he bought season tickets for the family.
“That became our childhood,” she said. “School nights didn’t matter. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Mondays, whenever there was a game, my dad was bundling us all up and throwing us in the station wagon — yes, we had a station wagon — and driving us to Inglewood, California.”
Fast forward to 2012. The Kings are playing for their first Stanley Cup since the 1992-93 season (they lost to the Montreal Canadiens in five games) against the New Jersey Devils. Claman lives in