TRH Gameday 31 – Columbus Blue Jackets: Rock Bottom

Game #31

LA Kings 
(13-13-4, 24th in NHL)
Columbus Blue Jackets
(9-17-4, 29th in NHL)

4:00pm, Nationwide Arena
Columbus, OH


Dark Blue Jacket
Light the Lamp
The Cannon

Lost in all the hoop-la over the firing of Terry Murray and the current state of Sutter Watch 2011 was the fact that the Los Angeles Kings waived Ethan Moreau last week, thanking him for his 1 goal, 3 assists and veteran leadership… and then promptly kicking him out the door. Even though he wasn’t brought in for scoring… Moreau’s 1 goal put him directly behind Drew Doughty and Dustin Penner’s 2 goals in overall stats. While Dean Lombardi has talked at length about the struggle he had with firing Terry Murray, I’m sure he showed a veteran leader like Ethan Moreau the same amount of respect. 

I could really care less about the loss of Ethan Moreau from the Los Angeles Kings roster… especially when most fans are still wondering why wasn’t Trent Hunter thrown out with him. This has been a really rough week to be a LA Kings fan. Remember the start of the 2010-2011 season… when the LA Kings were the toast of the Western Conference and the Columbus Blue Jackets were the worst team in professional hockey? Well guess what… the LA Kings are only 8 points ahead of the Blue Jackets right now. 

Remember, the LA Kings haven’t hit rock bottom.
That will be Thursday if they lose to Columbus.

Nope… still on the farm.

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.