I wouldn’t say that Los Angeles Kings fans are starting to have doubts about their incredible fanaticism of the second coming of goaltending that is supposed to be Jon Bernier… but on my way home tonight I noticed this change in Kings Marketing.


Kings 1, Defending Stanley Cup Champions 3


Guys, I know Brad Richardson is a good looking man. But we are in public!!

It’s taken me a little while, but I finally figured out where Jon Bernier got his goaltending style from.


Your move, Quick.

It’s just one game. The Kings normally reliable defensemen played like crap. And if the hockey gods weren’t smiling on Marty Turco (Turco! Why did it have to be Turco?!?) the Kings could have won by 2 goals. Let’s get ’em Thursday in Dallas. The Pacific Division battle is where it’s at anyway.


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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.