TRH Gameday 26 – Montréal Canadiens: Dusting off a Bad Habit

Game #26

LA Kings 
(13-8-4, 11th in NHL)
Montréal Canadiens
(10-11-5, 22nd in NHL)

12:30pm (WTF?), Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA


Eyes On The Prize
Four Hockey Fans

Look. I’m a Western Conference guy. And an American. So I’m not going to pretend to know anything about the Montréal Canadiens except that I’m still upset about 1993 and apparently the Canadiens have some young Russian defenseman that loves to hit more than our young Russian defenseman does. 

I’ll cheer any dude that lays out Pavelski like that.

Oh… and the other thing I know about the Montréal Canadiens… they might want to think about a new advertising agency next season.

Montréal Canadiens ad… or White Chicks sequel?

Fine. I’m going to move on from Mike Richards and the news of his placement on the Injured Reserve list. Instead, I’ll focus on the return of a prominent player to the Los Angeles Kings lineup. 

Not you, blue eyes.

Not you either… even though you had plenty of time in the press box to grow that mustache.

Welcome home, son.

That’s right…. guess who’s back? I think it’s no coincidence that as soon as most people are finished with their Thanksgiving leftovers… Dustin Penner returns to the Los Angeles Kings lineup. But it wasn’t Dustin Penner’s return to the 2nd line that was making Kings fans huff and puff all morning… it was Kevin Westgarth’s promotion to the 3rd line. 

I’m not sure why everyone is complaining about Kevin Westgarth being on the 3rd line…
…he should be on the 2nd since he has more goals than Dustin Penner.


Sup, bitches.

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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.