Dry Mouth


No way I can believe that newly acquired Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards likes to wet his whistle on occasion. No way! Can’t believe it one bit!

I know, right? What a crazy rumor that Coach Laviolette asked his Philadelphia Flyers players to join a “team ritual called the Dry Island, where every player on the team has to pledge to go a month without drinking during the season by putting their numbers on a board in the locker room.” And so weird that Mike Richards was one of the players that never made it to Dry Island. Well, Mike Richards is in Hollywood now… and if there is one thing Hollywood Producers love… it’s films about alcoholics!

Seriously, professional athletes that can’t booze hard? What is this world coming to? Next thing you know, they’ll outlaw dancing in the locker rooms!

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.