And Away We Go!

Tuesday at the Minnesota Wild, a team who is battling for the 8th spot in the west. Wednesday in Philadelphia against the 4th best team in the Eastern Conference, the Flyers. And then Friday in Detroit against the Red Wings. Ah, screw it, let’s include Sunday’s game against the Blackhawks in Chicago. Ok, since we are going for it, the road trip ends a week from tonight in… Columbus.

5 games. 8 days. Yeah… I’d say this is a pretty important roadtrip. There is no 3 out of 5 on this roadtrip… it’s all or nothing. I’ve been accused of blogger hyperbole before… mainly by the guy who sits next to me at Kings games… but this is truly a make it or break it trip for the Kings.

Ok, now I’m REALLY going to start playing.

Dr. James T. O’Brien, Chief of Bubbleology over at Battle of California, has been breaking down the Western Conference battle for 6th, 7th and 8th place… and he still includes the Kings this week as having a slight chance, although I think he is just throwing me a bone so I’ll continue to write for his blog.

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.