Les Misérables


Well, I’ve had the weekend to think about it… and I still believe the Los Angeles Kings played like shit on Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens. Sure there was a pretty goal by Anze Kopitar and Freddie Modin is looking more and more like a solid pickup… even getting some time on the Power Play. With Modin’s goal on Saturday he has now surpassed Anson Carter and Mark Parrish as the highest scoring Los Angeles Kings trade deadline acquisition… with 1 point.

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Anson Carter, 15 games 1 assist
Freddie Modin, 2 games, 1 goal

The Kings have looked a bit lifeless the last 2 games after coming out strong against the Dallas Stars after the Olympic Break. Good teams can afford to lose a game here and there… but if the Kings lose tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets… Coach Murray might have his hand on the panic button. Now the Kings have been known to have a playoff spot nearly secured before…. only to fail miserably during March and April. Check out Quisp over at the SB Nation Kings site for a solid primer on what the Kings need to do to make the playoffs. (Although I disagree with him… the 11 straight losses to end 2003-2004 was the bigger playoff collapse.)

So since the Kings put in little-to-no effort on Saturday night, The Royal Half will do the same today. Cue the photo captions!

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Having the Montreal Canadiens in town is just like having the Red Wings at Staples, but with Frenchier names.

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How does the husband of an Academy Award nominated winning actress spend the night before the Oscars?
Buying chicken sandwiches next to The Royal Half, that’s how.
EDITORS NOTE: Jesse James was not wearing any of his Kings Lifestyle clothing.

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This photo warms my heart as these two people have found each other…
by sharing their love of two of the biggest floaters in the NHL.

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This guy definitely spent some time crafting this Franken-jersey. It was one of the best I’ve seen.

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But what you don’t know is that the other halves of the jersey were ALSO used for his buddy’s Roy hybrid.
They are like the Tomax and Xamot of Franken-jerseys.

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Yo, Roy!

And in case you missed it, myself and Half Season Ticket Holder Buddy made it onto the jumbotron.

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I’m the blonde and Half Season Ticket Holder Buddy is in the USA 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.