Regular Season Lineup

After attending the Los Angeles Kings 8-3 pre-season victory over the Anaheim Ducks, I’m thinking that the team ends up skating a lineup like this:

QuispBattle of CaliforniaSurly & Scribe

Mayors Manor – The Royal Half – Life in Hockeywood

LA Kings OutsiderKingsCastDeep Inside the Kings

OhCarrlyn’s TwitterMcSwarleyDustin Brown’s Twitter

Peter Harrold

I don’t know about you guys, but I really like the look of that 2nd line. Also, I’d rather have Quisp as the #1 LW than an over-paid Russian any day of the week.

Have any of you actually read Dustin Brown’s Twitter? If not, I’d like to play a little game called: NHL Captain or 11 Year-Old Nephew?

Pinkberry. I love it.

Good day of practice. Home for the day possibly some Halo Reach.

Just picked up NHL 11 not bad 84 rating gotta get used to the controls.

The correct answer is…. 11-Year Old NHL Captain.


Photo courtesy of Indiana Matt’s awesome Android Phone app.

It felt great to be back at Staples Center last night even if it just was the pre-season. There was a general excitement in the air and fans across the building have already begun to embrace the newest Kings players.


Worst. Willie Mitchell Jersey. Ever.


Seriously? There’s already a Jon Bernier player t-shirt?
The #1 goalie controversy has barely started!

I’ll save my review of the new 2010-2011 Staples Center amenities for when a Los Angeles Kings victory actually counts for something… but we may have a front runner for the newest, most horrible piece of Kings merchandise.


I think at the end of the day, Alexei Ponikarovsky will be an upgrade over the Alexander Frolov that was playing for the Los Angeles Kings. (However, I’m convinced the Alexander Frolov that is playing for the New York Rangers will be a 40 goal scorer.) Wayne Simmonds looks like he’s going to have a huge coming out party this season. Jack Johnson just might be for real this year. Drew Doughty has lost some baby fat in his face. And Andrei Loktionov looked like he wanted to be in the NHL way more than Brayden Schenn. I hardly noticed Thomas Hickey and I think that’s exactly the type of game he is supposed to play.

But the best addition to the Kings lineup this season? The gigantic scoreboard, of course!


The only feeling better than watching your favorite hockey team dominate a meaningless pre-season game against their cross-town rival who yes, was starting their horrible backup goalie, but otherwise most of their regular season lineup?


Coming home to find your Half Season Ticket Holder Package sitting on your front step. Next stop, Las Vegas, as Indiana Matt and The Royal Half are headed to Frozen Fury for the first time.


Don’t forget… there are still some spots left for The Brian Willsie Invitational Classic Fantasy Hockey League. Remember, the goal is to get the LEAST amount of points possible by dressing the WORST possible NHL line-up each and every night. You get rewarded for losing faceoffs, giving up goals and losing games. You get punished for doing everything else.

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You can sign up at Yahoo. Hit me up with any questions.

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.