Hardy to Handle

Until now, this was the biggest hit Mark Hardy had ever given to Los Angeles Kings fans:

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But it looks like that might have changed. I think RudyKelly’s brother said it best… “Why couldn’t it be Jamie Kompon?” If true, this is one messed up story and I feel confident in saying we’ve probably seen the last of Mark Hardy and his Penalty Killing Power behind the bench of the Los Angeles Kings. I mean it’s one thing for an organization to stand by its Sideline Reporter Princess after she’s had one too many drinks while trying to get Jarret Stoll to invite her home… but man-handling (allegedly) your daughter? That’s gonna be a tough PR campaign to fight.

The best part of this whole mess was the LA Times Fabulous Forum Blog’s mea culpa for forgetting that it’s actually part of a real newspaper and not TMZ.

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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.