Night Moves


Well, it’s nearly 3am on the East Coast, Monday February 28th… and I think the Los Angeles Kings have made their biggest move during the NHL trading deadline…

They replaced the menus at the concession stands with LCD screens.

Sister blog, McSwarley, has a closer look at the newest addition to the Kings team. 

Kosher and Gluten-Free offerings at a hockey game?
Man, Gary Bettman has really sanitized this sport more than I previously thought.

But what are the real trading deadline moves that the Los Angeles Kings have made?

Just another example of bloated spending by our nation’s capital.

The Kings traded a roster spot for Marco Sturm in exchange for
any chance of Loktionov helping the team this season.

The Kings made a minor swap… trading the really bad play of Willie Mitchell and
Drew Doughty in the 1st half for really awesome play by them in the 2nd half.

But you know who is most bored by all the talk and rumors and innuendo during the last few hours of the NHL trading deadline?

Dean Lombardi, that’s who.

“Alright Jim, if you can drag those knees onto the ice and play Left Wing with Kopi… I’ll give you 10 bucks.”

“And triple my Fox Sports West salary?!? Deal, Deano!”

So when Season Ticket Holders are really upset at the fact that the Kings don’t make a move by the NHL trading deadline, they have a plan in place to keep them from revolting.

Every female season ticket holder gets a date with Drew Doughty.

I can only imagine that Drew Doughty would be willing to do this type of fan outreach.

“Anything for the team, boss.”

So what do I, Fake Chris Kontos, think that GM Dean Lombardi will do today? Well, Brad Richards ain’t being traded to a Conference rival, let alone a Division rival. The asking price of Brayden Schenn for any combination of Ales Hemsky and Dustin Penner is too much… so I think Dean will make a solid pitch for David Booth and if he can’t get him… Dean will call it a day. And then Oscar Moller or Bud Holloway… Kings nation will turn its lonely trade deadline eyes to you.

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.