Rich Hammond is writing about training camp… Philip Anschutz is having some of the players over for dinner… and one of the Los Angeles Kings star players is nowhere closer to being part of the team. That means the regular season is just around the corner!!!

Is this the closest Drew Doughty will get
to playing with the Kings this year?

Sweet A’s hat, Drew.

With the acquisition of Mike Richards, Simon Gagne and Ethan Moreau there are a lot of expectations for the Los Angeles Kings to be a major force in the Western Conference this season. Now, we here at The Royal Half have been Kings fans long enough to know how disappointing expectations can be for your favorite hockey team… so we are approaching the 2011-2012 NHL season with grounded feet and a reasonable head. So that’s why Indiana Matt decided to create the 1st ever TRH Frozen Fury T-Shirt!

See… no pressure, boys! Just go out and win every single fucking game! Check out the rest of The Royal Half T-Shirts here!

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.