TRH Gameday 32 – Detroit Red Wings: #JMFJ

Game #32

LA Kings
(14-13-4, 21st in NHL)
Detroit Red Wings
(19-10-1, 6th in NHL)

Detroit Leads Season Series 1-0

Saturday, 4:00pm, Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, MI


Abel to Yzerman
Winging It In Motown
Nightmare on Helm Street

When the Los Angeles Kings last faced the Detroit Red Wings… the Kings were 8th in the NHL while the Red Wings were struggling mightily. Boy, things have really changed in less than 1 month, huh? But the biggest change has been the arrival of Kings defenseman and Team USA Posterboy, Jack Johnson, to the world of Official NHL Player Twitter.

Jack Johnson has the reputation of being overrated as an NHL defenseman because of his long-term contract. He’s been called out by his GM for his lackluster play. And some times it seems like he’s just drifting out on the ice, listening to the music in his head. And wouldn’t you know it… Jack Johnson tweets exactly like you thought he would.

Any Follow Friday that includes Gary Sinise, a medical company, the Kings mascot and David Perron
is SO Jack Johnson in my book. 

Awww… Jack Johnson can be so caring and sweet in his Tweets…

… and so awesome in others.
Yes, you are right, Jack, that did not look “fun.” 

But Jack Johnson isn’t just using twitter to reminisce about his past or tell Ryan Miller that he’s a wuss. No, he’s using it to connect directly with his fans… and offer them prizes for amazingly easy trivia questions.

Hmm, where did Jack Johnson go to college?

As a single man living in Hollywood, Jack Johnson is also using Twitter for what it was designed for… hitting on hot celebrities.

Man, do you think Jack has a shot with Alyssa?
I’m not sure if she goes for hockey players.

And of course, Jack Johnson uses Twitter to talk about the serious issues facing our society today.

At least we know where Jack Johnson wants to retire.
Participating in Battle of the Blades.

With the emotional week that the Los Angeles Kings had… I’m sure minutes after Terry Murray was fired, Jack Johnson was ready to use Twitter to express his deepest gratitude and best wishes to his former coach.

Look it up. This was tweeted 2 hours after Coach Murray was fired.

Finally, since Jack Johnson is a successful pro athlete on Twitter… it’s always great to see what other amazing, talented fellow pro athletes he admires.


It makes complete sense that Jack Johnson is a HUGE Tim Tebow fan…
because neither one of them can complete a pass in the offensive zone

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.