Pundays: The Bell Curve

These 2nd round Stanley Cup Playoff series have been quite prolific for the NHL. And for hockey fans in the Eastern Conference, the excitement of these series is well covered in the NHL.com headlines… and it certainly rings true!



If Boston plays Montreal in Round 3, I’m calling right now the headline, “Hell’s Bell’s”…
when Miroslav Satan scores a game winner.


Um… I’m pretty sure it’s pronounced “see-MOHN.”

And in the Western Conference, there’s no East Coast Bias in sight anywhere on NHL.com, as the headline for the San Jose Sharks march to the 3rd round certainly wasn’t “dialed-in.”


I really feel like the NHL missed an opportunity here with “The Sharks Not Ready to Jump the Shark.”


The Top 3 Songs by the Band Kansas that can be used by NHL.com for Pun Headlines:

1. Carry On Wellwood Son
2. Umm…
3. Turns out that Dust in The Wind and Carry On Wayward Son are the only 2 Kansas songs

The other day, in my real job, I needed to find a different word for the adjective “upset.” So I used my MacBook Pro’s trusty built-in dictionary and the results were rather surprising.


Let’s zoom in for a closer look, shall we?


I’m running the latest system software on my MacBook Pro, so I figure there is no way they could be referring to the Houston Oilers. So there you have it… according to Apple, any win by the Edmonton Oilers would be an “upset” or a “surprise win” or a “shocker.” Apple Computer hates the Edmonton Oilers.

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.