To The Day


An IM transmission between myself and Half Season Ticket Holder Buddy from exactly 1 year ago today…

I shit you not. 1 year ago today.

Same shit. Different day. Getting the Kopitar, Smyth and Williams line from last season back together is fine. Putting Handzus, Clifford and Brown together? Remember when you were a kid and you would take your cup at 7-11 and put a bit of every single drink from the soda fountain into it? Yeah, that’s the new 2nd line. And for the 3rd line of Stoll, Sturm and Simmonds? Well, let’s just say based on the Los Angeles Kings and their injury issues with the letter “S”… I can’t imagine this line will be together long. Rumor has it that Dean Lombardi is taking in the Bruins-Senators game tonight in Boston. Just relax people and don’t jump to conclusions. He’s simply there to see if Luke Richardson or Doug Houda is ready to be an NHL coach.

(Again, I’m in the “Don’t Fire Coach Murray” camp.)

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.