It’s May in Los Angeles… so that means, playoffs. NHL playoffs that is.
Can the Los Angeles Kings steal a game in St. Louis and go home to finish off the Blues? That’s exactly where Fox Sports West Girl Asha’s attention is this week as the Kings and Blues are in St. Louis tied 2-2 in the best of seven series (Game 5 – Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST).
Both teams are 2-0 on home ice with a possible Game 7 in St. Louis, if necessary.
Asha tells us she’s all for being greedy and winning another Cup after the amazing 8-seed run in 2012. “After waiting 45 years to win our first, we’ll gladly take another Stanley Cup victory.”
Who is your favorite athlete?
I actually have two, Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar. Both are pretty intense on the ice, but off of the ice they have great personality as well. They’re just very likeable on and off the ice.
Who is your athlete or celebrity crush, and why?
Mike Richards… well he’s a total cutie plus he’s so effective offensively for the Kings in the post season. Last year when we won the cup Richards had 15 goals in 20 games… completely crush worthy!
What is your fondest sports memory?
Winning the Stanley Cup and just being involved as a Kings fan throughout the entire 2012 season. It was very exciting from start to finish.
What sport would you play professionally if you could, and why?
Football. I could see myself as a first-round pick caliber running back in a fantasy football draft.
What’s the coolest assignment you’ve worked as a Fox Sports Girl?
Wow, there have been a lot of really cool things I’ve been able to do as a Fox Sports West Girl particularly any time we get to hang out with the fans. But, traveling to Germany for Fox Sports “Spring Training to the Troops” has been the coolest, and most meaningful assignment I’ve had by far.
Can you ice skate?
Yes! At age 7 I started skating at the Culver Ice Arena in Culver City. I used to want to be a figure skater. Hey, Kristi Yamaguchi!
Mrs. Busted isn’t a fan of hockey fighting because of how barbaric it seems. What’s your opinion of fisticuffs in the sport?
I used to have the same opinion, but I understand that fighting sells tickets. Also, I think it minimizes the “dirty plays” or cheap shots that are more frequent in other contact sports. Fighting in hockey does make it an extreme sport, but it’s part of the game until the NHL says otherwise. I do think you can be a fan of hockey without being a fan of fighting in hockey, I am.
Wouldn’t it be greedy to see the Kings win another Stanley Cup? Don’t you want to take a year off from celebrating?
What?! Of course not! There are a few teams who’ve won back to back, some even 4 years in a row…We waited 45 years to win so nope, more wins please!
I always see celebs show up to Kings’ games (Tom Hanks comes to mind), but can’t tell who is a real fan. So, who is the best celebrity Kings’ fan?
I’d have to say Alyssa Milano. She’s a real fan for sure.
Did you get a chance to have personal time with the Stanley Cup? (If so, how did you spend the time?)
Yep! Corinne and I hung out with the Cup a few times. The Wednesday after the Kings won a few of the players brought it with them to Beacher’s Madhouse. Corinne and I were able to be there to take a few pictures with the Cup and the players. We also visited with the Cup when it stopped by the Fox lot.
Say you have a suite for Game 6 of this series against the Blues, who are you inviting?
I’d invite the Fox Sports Midwest Girls so I can talk smack in person. We always have some friendly rivalry going on with the other girls when our teams play each other.