TRH Gameday 34 – Anaheim Ducks: Sutter to Think

Game #34

LA Kings
(15-14-4, 22nd in NHL)
Anaheim Ducks
(9-19-5, 29th (!) in NHL)

Kings Lead Season Series 2-1

Thursday, 7pm, Staples Center
Los Angeles, CA


Battle of California
Anaheim Calling

By now, we’ll all seen the Dean Lombardi and Darryl Sutter press conference that lit up the internet yesterday. But I thought I’d share my favorite clip from it:

Well, here we go. The Darryl Sutter Era in Los Angeles begins tonight. And Half Season Ticket Holder Buddy and I will be there to see the 6th coach in our 9 seasons of being Half Season Ticket Holders. (And the 12th Head Coach I’ve seen during my 23 years of being a Kings fan!) From here on out, the Los Anglees Kings need a record of around 29-14-6 to get 98 points in the Western Conference. People are worried about how Darryl Sutter will be able to adjust to Los Angeles… but I say he’s doing a fine job so far. 

Since Mike Richards went down with a concussion 21 days ago, the LA Kings are 2-6 with 13 goals scored. For those of you keeping score at home… that’s an average of 1.6 goals per game. Also 21 days ago, Mike Richards was the Kings leading goal scorer with 11. And today… 21 days later… he still is. So who cares about the debut of Darryl Sutter…tonight, our great goal leader returns.

Please, please, please score some goals. Please.

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.