Murphy Browned


“No goal for Los Angeles.”

“But, Murph. I’m asking you about Florida-Washington. LA doesn’t even play tonight.”

“I said no goal. You need me to have Colin email you or what?”

“No goal, Los Angeles… sir.”

While I’m glad that someone in the Los Angeles Kings Or-gan-i-zation is finally trying to do something to stir up this team… what GM Dean Lombardi said last night was Crazytown, USA.

“When the guy in Toronto making the decisions on the goals, in Ottawa and the one tonight, wanted the G.M.’s job in L.A. and was not happy about not getting it, you have to assume you are going to get those type of calls,’’ Lombardi said. “However, we have put ourselves in a position where these calls have a monumental effect on our season, and we’re going to have to find a way out of it ourselves.”

The next big management move by the Kings that I’m excited to see? How much they have to shell out to the league in fine money for Mr. Lombardi’s choice words. 

Reminder: Not a goal.

Reminder: Goal.

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.