The Royal Half’s career trajectory towards becoming a mainstream source of hockey information took one step closer to becoming a reality this past week. We were asked by The Hockey News to write a blurb for their Playoff Preview issue with our take on the fans of the Anaheim Ducks and the San Jose Sharks.




For someone who grew up waiting for their copy of The Hockey News to come to the mailbox each week… this was pretty cool. Thanks to everyone at The Hockey News for giving me the chance to make fun of Ducks and Sharks fan in print instead of on Twitter. And make sure you pick up The Hockey News Playoff Preview issue at your local newstand, online, or via a couple of different apps.

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.