Toe Drag Me to Hell

Well, if you had “Dustin Brown” in the wildly popular Los Angeles Kings board game Left Wingo… then you are some sort of Kings Savant. Coach Murray has decided to put Dustin Brown back onto the left wing and move the one player almost every fan has been asking to be on the top line… to the top line.


Let’s do this, bitches.

The plus side of this line re-combination is that we’ll get to see Dustin Brown move.


Oh sorry, that should have read “Dustin Brown’s move.”

Yes, now that Captain Brown is back on the left side, he can return to the early years of his career where all he seemed to do was pull that toe drag move down the left hand side… and rarely score with it. With the Kings losers in 5 of their last 6, I’m sure that our Captain has taken this recent losing streak to heart and spent last night figuring out a way to get this team back on track.


Oddly, the other line combination that I’m interested to see tonight at Staples Center is the new 3rd line of Kyle Clifford, Michal Handzus and Trevor Lewis. I only listened to Wednesday’s disastrous loss to the Canadiens on the radio (I know, right? How old school! The radio!) but trust me, it probably sounded as bad as it looked. But it did sound like Kyle Clifford gets more and more comfortable on that 3rd line. And while I’ve been impressed with the growth of Trevor Lewis’ game the past few weeks… this team has now gone from having 2 rookies on it’s 4th line, to 2 rookies on it’s 3rd line. While this guy sits in Manchester and waits.


Schenn, Coach Murray sent you to Manchester so you can learn.
So don’t listen to a fucking word that Zeiler has to say.
(Photo by a friend of @SaaaaaveByQuick)

Who cares who is on what line? As long as Half Season Ticket Holder Buddy and I are going to the game tonight. And we are. And I’m spending all afternoon drinking tea with a drop of honey. Not because I’m sick from the recent cold weather. No, it’s so I can do this tonight…



What’s that you say? The defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings both have 26 points? But the Kings have it in 4 less games? This season has been a disappointment for LA so far, hasn’t it? As always, check out the champion-esque Blackhawks Down Low for all your news and notes Midwestern.

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.