Line Cha-Cha-Changes


Wow. What a response to the drubbing the Los Angeles Kings took a few days ago. It seems like Coach Murray’s Line Combinations of Fun™ paid off well tonight, as the forwards were all shifted around… as were the defensemen. Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown were finally split up and it seems that Coach Murray does read this site… just as I suspected. But let’s be honest… as good as the team played tonight (and the team did look great out there), it really was the former first line of Kopitar, Brown and Patrick O’Sullivan that did most of the scoring while on the Power Play. I’m all for breaking them up during the game… as long as they get back together on the man advantage.

Kings 6, The Andy Murray Experiment 2

Your Los Angles Kings all-time winning coach.

How great is the defensive pairing of Kyle Quincey and 19 Year Old Drew Doughty going to be? Like for the next 7 years? Sean O’Donnell has done his job and helped Doughty get comfortable in the league, but now it’s time to see what the Kings best 2 defensemen can do together. How good has Quincey been?

This good. Again, reminder… the Kings got Quincey for nothing.

Isn’t it strange that Kyle Quincey and Ed Norton have never been photographed in the same place?

Heidi Androl was also in full effect during tonight’s game and she was even wearing her 3rd jersey!

Oh Heidi, you could do so much better.


Ok, now you’re talking.


Whoa! Way out of your league, Heidi!

I’ve been a bit fascinated with the Fox Sports West on-camera graphics this season. Well tonight, the viewers saw something new… the totally akin combination of exciting NHL action and Hitler Assassination Movie Thrillers!

I believe Sweden remained neutral in WWII.
Maybe they should have used St. Louis Blues defensemen Roman Polak instead?
Too soon?

Also, the St. Louis Blues finally figured out a way to contain Kings enforcer Raitis Ivanans.


You smother him.

Finally, I think that the Fox Sports West slo-mo camera is so slow, that it went back in time tonight. Because if you wanted to see what I looked like when I was a kid going to Kings games at the Forum…


A mirror image… except I would have been wearing a Bob Kudelski jersey.
The Royal Half has been a Los Angeles Kings fan since 1988 and a Half-Season Ticket Holder since 2002. He has seen the following goaltenders play in person for the Los Angeles Kings… Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Byron Dafoe, Jamie Storr, Stephane Fiset, Felix Potvin, Cristobal Huet, Roman Cechmanek, Mathieu Garon, Adam Hauser, Jason LaBarbera, Barry Brust, Sean Burke, Dan Cloutier, Yutaka Fukufuji, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Erik Ersberg, Jonathan Bernier, Jonathan Quick, Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones.You can follow The Royal Half on Twitter @TheRoyalHalf.