Fact Checkers

From Kukla’s Korner, here’s veteran hockey columnist for Sportsnet.ca, Mike Brophy, talking about which teams have goaltending issues going into the playoffs…

In the Western Conference, the Phoenix Coyotes, Calgary Flames and Colorado Avalanche should be comfortable with its stoppers. You could probably lump the Los Angeles Kings in that category thanks to the wonderful year Jonathan Quick is enjoying, even though he has only played in one NHL playoff game.

Now, we here at The Royal Half try to do our best to cover the Los Angeles Kings… but did I miss a Kings playoff game in the last two years? I mean, I was in Japan for April last year, did I miss it? I’m not sure if Brophy’s bias towards knowing about the Kings is from the east or west coast of Canada. But obviously he’s confused the AHL with the NHL. Check out Quick’s stats at Manchester for the playoffs:


Oh well. Mainstream Canadian Media may still not know about the Kings… but at least he said the Kings will be comfortable with Quick in the playoffs this season. That’s gotta count for something. So just like the NHL Fan Faceoff, Mike Brophy doesn’t care about the Los Angeles Kings… or at least getting his facts straight.

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.