The Nutcracker


Now that this team seems to be back to its winning ways… I wish there was some way to visually represent how it feels to be a Los Angeles Kings fan right now.

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Nope.

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Getting warmer. 

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Almost there.

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Nailed it, Clifford.

Kings 2, Flames 1

The only thing more ugly than Rene Bourque’s blatant spear to the nutsack of 21 Year-Old Drew Doughty… Ryan Smyth’s Family Christmas Sweaters!

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Oh, the humanity.

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I can only imagine that Rene Bourque will be getting a phone call from the NHL Disciplinary Office early tomorrow morning for his awful spearing of Drew Doughty’s freshly turned 21 years old nuts during the last few seconds of this game. And the fact that the refs only called Slashing… well imagine if Marc Crawford was still coaching the Kings. With how ugly it’s been getting in Calgary this season, you can only hope that Jarome Iginla wants out. 

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“So, let me get this straight. It’s 14 degrees in Calgary right now, and it was 70 degrees today in LA?”

“Yes, Jarome.”

“Do you have a cell phone I can use?”

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“Jack, I wanted you there last night, my 21st birthday wasn’t as fun without you… but…”

“But what, Drew? But what?!”

“Wayne doesn’t like you. There I said it.”

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Again, no idea why. But I can’t get enough of Drew Doughty in a Toronto Blue Jays hat.

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I don’t even want to know which person in his lap is making Santa smile.

A very, very solid win against a bad team. And then another struggling team coming in town on Saturday before the Kings head out on their Mid-West Road Trip from Hell… Detroit, St. Louis, Nashville, Chicago and then Colorado. Wow. It’s going to be a long two weeks. And the weather is so bad in the mid-west… you really are going to have to pack several sweaters.

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I’ll never get tired of staring at this. 

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.