TRH Stanley Cup Final Recap Game 1- New Jersey Devils: Up Goes Fraser

Forget about Slovenia watching their favorite son play in the Stanley Cup Final… NBC decided to give the people of Sicamous, BC an in-depth look at the latest LA Kings Promotional Night… Dramatic Closeup Shot of Colin Fraser Night!!!

I mean, seriously… have you ever seen something so dramatic in your life?!?

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Bob Costas is the ultimate party crasher.

Dustin Brown is 27 years old and has 3 sons.
He should be able to grow a beard.

Is it just me or is the C on Zach Parise’s chest comically over-sized?
I guess it’s hard to use Pierre McGuire as a point of reference.

It’s really sweet of Darren Pang’s Dad to let his son borrow his goalie equipment.

I really dug the classic Marty Brodeur footage they were showing during the pre-game.

So great to see Ellen Cleghorne working again.

There is no way this is the actual LA Kings jersey that the players wear, right?
It’s like one of those jerseys that Alyssa Milano sells. Right? RIGHT??? 

I love that everyone makes fun of getting the LA Kings logo wrong
when even the Enterprise Rent-A-Car NHL specific commercial can’t get it right.

Honestly… which San Jose or Anaheim resident really needs to wear a toque to keep warm?

Well, technically for the 2nd Round in a row there is a giant boob next to a NHL Head Coach.
And I love it when Jon Quick does his Kayne West impression.

I wonder if it was awkward earlier in the day when
Peter DeBoer and Darryl Sutter ran into each other at Mens Wearhouse.

Really classy move by the NJ Devils to have world-class horse trainer Doug O’Neill available
in case they had to put down Marty Brodeur.

Martin Brodeur shows how many games the Devils have won this series.

The Devils are really taking this whole “New Jersey Gangster Genre” way too far
by hiring Ray Liotta to stand behind their bench during games.

Joan Rivers points and laughs at Adam Oates for how bad his plastic surgery looks.

Jesus Christ… Larry Robinson got old.
This isn’t a joke. Seriously… the dude looks like Emperor Palpatine.

In an effort to save money, NBC is using leftover graphics from their failed poker shows.
That… or it’s from when they used to show Roller Hockey International games.


NBC also never misses the opportunity to promote the Summer Olympic Games.

Apparently Jordan Nolan has been spending his downtime auditioning for the Hollywood remake of Soul Man.
I’m not kidding about Jordan Nolan being super tan for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
This is how he looked just 10 days ago:


His dad must be so proud.

Have you ever seen such an intense stare by a hockey player?

Nope. Me neither.

Rex Ryan came to watch Dustin Penner and Martin Brodeur so that he could feel skinny.

Jon Quick and Zach Parise turn the Stanley Cup Final into a political statement in support of Gay Marriage.

To the Mom and Dad that allowed their 6 year-old to wear
a Rangers jersey to Prudential Center in order to troll Devils fan…
you are the Parents of the Year. 

I wish there was some way to visually represent how New Jersey Devils fans are feeling after losing Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.

And I wish there was someway to visually represent how Los Angeles Kings fans are feeling after winning Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final.


Nailed it.

It’s a brand-new All The Kings Men Podcast with myself, Podmaster General Jesse Cohen and John Hoven from Mayor’s Manor breaking down the LA Kings Game 1 victory over the NJ Devils. Listen only to hear the Mayor call Radiohead fans “hippies.” Check the latest All The Kings Men here, subscribe to it on iTunes or listen below.

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.