August 9th has become a bit of a holiday here at The Royal Half. Mainly because it was the day that many people in Los Angeles discovered that they actually had a professional hockey team in their city.

Los Angeles Kings Wayne Gretzky

My youth, captured in one image.

"Point Break" Los Angeles PremiereWayne Gretzky during “Point Break” Los Angeles Premiere in Hollywood, California.
(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Also my youth… captured in one image.

Without Wayne Gretzky being traded to the LA Kings… there’d be no San Jose Sharks. And without the San Jose Sharks… there wouldn’t be a 20 minute video highlighting the best moments of the LA Kings dramatic #ReverseSweep over the San Jose Sharks in 2014. Via YouTube user, Ivaneus, sit back and celebrate August 9th the way Wayne Gretzky would have wanted you to… by making fun of a joke of a hockey organization.

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.
  • marc garcia

    This was the best playoff series of this past season.