TRH Gameday: Star Wars


Game #7

LA Kings 
(4-1-1, 7th in NHL)
vs
Dallas Stars
(6-1-0, 2nd in NHL)

7:30pm, Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA

BEST PLAYER TO WEAR BOTH COLORS:

I know he’s retired now… but it still looks weird.

BEST OPPOSING PLAYER WITH THE CRAZIEST EX-WIFE:

Getting sent to the AHL was the least of Sheldon Souray’s problems.

BEST OPPOSITION BLOG:
Defending Big D
Stars of Big D 

BEST OPPOSITION TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER:
DamnitJason
(Because he loves Dustin Brown’s game

Everyone is talking about the Dallas Stars and their 6-1 start to the NHL season. But no one is really talking about the teams they’ve started the season against. 2-1 win over the Blackhawks, 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks, 2-1 SO win over the Coyotes, 3-2 win over the Blues, 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets and a 3-1 win over the Ducks. Not exactly the most dominating of opponents and because of that… this Dallas team is leading the Pacific Division. It’s simple… the Dallas Stars will go as far as goalie Kari Lehtonen will take them. When he breaks down… they will soon follow. The Stars are a team that should be in the 3rd year of rebuilding… or at least be busy trying to find an owner.

I don’t care if he can’t find a job
I’m yelling “TUUUUUURRRRRRRRRR-COOOOOOO” all night.

The biggest change in this team from last season is the arrival of offensive defenseman, Sheldon Souray, a former 64 point Power Play quarterback who has spent the last 2 years in hockey exile. (Not to be confused with Edmonton.) Until he suffers a season ending injury, Souray seems to be back to his All-Star play and greatly improves the offense of this Dallas team. Because after Loui Eriksson… the Stars don’t have all that much that can score. Unless you count Radek Dvorak. Which you shouldn’t.

There is zero truth in advertising.
Dvorak hasn’t hit anything in his life. 

Sadly, the Dallas Stars wised up and fired Marc Crawford after 2 awful seasons. (Boy, does that sound familiar.) And now the Stars have some head coach with a name that no one can pronounce. And he’ll probably inspire this team to succeed and they’ll be back to being a pain in the Kings side in the Pacific Division. Let’s get this season over with and get them moved to the Central already. 

The Pacific just makes sense.

Myself, Half Season Ticket Holder Buddy and Indiana Matt will all be in attendance. It’s Dallas… so remember… don’t leave early.

Also… be sure to play the Internet’s hottest new game show… PennerPoint! That’s right, if you can correctly predict what period and what time Dustin Penner gets his 1st point of the night in the game against the Stars… you win a free t-shirt. Feel free to enter in the comments below here or reply to me on Twitter with your predictions using the hashtag #PennerPoint.

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.