• Podcast Hero

    Jon from Puckin’ Eh, a Toronto Maple Leafs blog, asked me to sit in on the latest episode of his podcast. Chris from The Program...

  • Expectations

    Rich Hammond is writing about training camp… Philip Anschutz is having some of the players over for dinner… and one of the Los Angeles Kings star...

  • 58 Games

    I’ll have a full tribute to Pavol Demitra up later today… but I wanted to get this out there in case anyone wanted to share...

  • A Penny for Your Thoughts

    With salaries and operating expenses on the rise all across the NHL, several franchises have been looking for unique ways to cut spending on a...

  • Hurray for Hockeywood

    The great guys over at Life in Hockeywood invited me onto their The Hockeywood Insider podcast for a little chat about the upcoming Los Angeles...

  • Weighing In on Penner

    Last Saturday, an 18 year old Anaheim Ducks fan tweeted out this photo of Dustin Penner from a charity hockey event in Orange County.  No big...

  • Pundays: Finals Destination

    We took last week off for a little vacation here at the Pundays Playoffs, where we are holding a Stanley Cup style playoff format to...

  • Hell on Ice NHL Previews

    Totally forgot to post it here but earlier this week the Hell On Ice blog asked for my thoughts on the upcoming Los Angeles Kings...

  • Training Camp Battles: Principles Office

    We are less than a month from the start of NHL Training Camps and I thought I’d take the time to talk about one of...

  • Euro Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

    There is no deal in principle… there is no handshake agreement… there are no verbal confirmations… it’s 100%, absolutely signed, sealed and delivered!!! THE ROYAL...

  • Pundays: Eight is Enough

    Well, the fans of pun-filled NHL.com headlines have spoken! We had nearly 1000 votes in the 1st round of the Pundays Playoffs, where the best...

  • Happy Holidays!

    Here at The Royal Half HQ… every August 9th is a national holiday.  Happy “There is a Professional Hockey Team in Los Angeles” Day!!!

  • Pundays: Eastbound and Down

    For anyone who doubts the underground popularity of the NHL.com Front Page Pun Headlines… be sure you check out the “90s NHL.com Headlines” hashtag meme...

  • Pundays Playoffs: West Side Story

    Well, we have reached the middle ground of the NHL off-season and with 66 days left until the start of the 2011-2012 regular season… there...

  • Dry Mouth

    No way I can believe that newly acquired Los Angeles Kings forward Mike Richards likes to wet his whistle on occasion. No way! Can’t believe...

  • Pundays: Nothing Free About It

    Even though there is no action on the ice for the next few months… the good folks at the NHL.com Pun Headline Writing Department isn’t...

  • Phi-LA-Delphia

    Man… Mike Richards and Simon Gagne look pretty, pretty good in those brand new Los Angeles Kings uniforms, huh? Remember, you can’t spell Philadelphia without...