NOW 1 SEASON WITHOUT A STANLEY CUP

I wish there was some way to visually represent how I feel right now…

…but this wouldn’t be it.

Because I’m happy. Happy that after 43 seasons of mediocrity, the LA Kings have 25 Playoff victories in 2 seasons. Happy because the LA Kings knocked the San Jose Sharks out of the playoffs this season. I’m happy to have a great Half Season Ticket Holder Buddy for 10 seasons now. I’m happy to have amazing and talented guys like Ironsight Design and Indiana Matt providing great photoshops and content for this blog. I’m happy to be part of the wonderful All The Kings Men Podcast with Jesse Cohen. I’m happy to have talented writers like PumperNicholl and One Girl, One Puck creating ridiculous and funny articles for our readers. I’m happy to have Spike Coffman dusting off old VHS tapes and providing us with the best of 1990s NHL footage. I’m happy to have Jersey Brian cracking jokes for #TeamTRH and I’m glad that Jack A. Wilson has finally found his calling as the TRH Ombudsman that keeps me in check.

And I’m happy to call John Hoven, Dennis Bernstein, Jon Rosen and Jonathan Davis friends. And I’m happy that Dewayne HankinsPat Donahue and Aaron Brenner thought this blog was funny enough to be featured on LAKings.com each and every game.

But most importantly… I’m happy to have all of you great readers, whether you check TRH daily or follow me on Twitter… I’m just happy to have you guys around. Thanks for an amazing 2013 NHL Season… and any time people want to question the LA Kings fanbase… or call you a one-hit wonder… just remember what keeps all of us LA Kings fans going each and every day…

Nope.

No.

Nailed it.

Now go buy some TRH T-Shirts and get ready for October.

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.