Fropitar

Well, after almost 3 years of playing on the same team, Anze Kopitar and Alexander Frolov are finally getting the chance to skate on the same line tonight, with wunderkid defensive specialist 20 Year Old Wayne Simmonds on the other wing. In Coach Murray’s quest to find some offense, these are the lines tonight:

Frolov-Kopitar-Simmonds
Calder-Handzus-Brown
O’Sullivan-Stoll-Purcell
Ivanans-Boyle-Zeiler

Last season, the Half Season Ticket Holder Buddy and I were walking back to our cars when we came across a Kings fan wearing this exact jersey:

Yup, it looked just like this.
But someone actually paid money for it and was wearing it.

It took us a few moments to figure it out. At first, we thought the guy got screwed on the spelling with his lettering. But then it hit us… Frolov, #24 plus Kopitar, #11 equals Fropitar, #35. This guy was giving way too much credit to the logic functions of hockey fans. Especially Kings fans.

The discovery of the existence of this jersey led to our thoughts on some possible future jerseys: Bropel (Dustin Brown and Brent Sopel), Frolovsky (Frolov and Lubomir Visnovsky) and of course, the 2nd line from early in this season, Frostoller.

I look forward to seeing what Anze and Alex can do together tonight. Their games are a bit similar, but if Frolov can do his puck protection magic and get the puck to Kopitar, it could work out. And Wayne Simmonds will continue to do what he does best… be the wildcard!

At this point, Coach Murray would put Peter Harold, Tom Preissing and Gabe Gauthier on the 1st line if they could get the puck in the net.

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.