One of the newest NHL owners wonderfully mixed his metaphors when the league embraced expansion after a historic meeting Feb. 9, 1966, growing from six to 12 teams.
"I feel like I've just been elected King of England!" Jack Kent Cooke told Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail.
The Kings' coronation, however, would have to wait a few more years.
They finally won the Stanley Cup in 2012, more than 15 years after Cooke, their original owner, died.
Since debuting in October 1967, after Cooke paid $2 million to join the NHL, they've had 24 head coaches, eight general managers and four ownership changes.