Photo Day

It’s the first day of training camp! And what better symbolizes the start to the fresh, clean slate of an NHL season like some really goofball photos of your favorite players? From Puck Daddy came these gems:

Hey, what’s up… I’m Dustin.

Dustin Brown’s Team USA publicity photo

His audition for the role of Andy Dufresne in “Shawshank: The Musical!”

Your 2009-2010 Los Angeles Kings Captain.

And then this morning, in a Helene Elliot article about Kings Saviour Goaltender, Jon Quick, this beauty was featured:

The Boy in the Striped Goalpads

That’s right, an article about the emergence of Quick as the Kings #1 goaltender going into training camp and we are treated to a photo that displays Quick as the shy nervous kid who never gets picked to play kickball and would rather hang out underneath the bleachers. I’m just glad to see that Jon Quick has really matured over the off-season… he looks much older than last season.

So your captain and your goaltender. One is 24, one is 23. Both get ID’d where ever they go to drink. It’s a young team this year Kings fans.

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.