The Way of the Loser

Think the Los Angeles Kings current 5 game losing streak is bad? Then you haven’t been a Kings fan for all that long. Remember 2004?

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Oh, Anson Carter, you are sorely missed. 

And if an 11 game losing streak 7 years ago isn’t enough for you… then remember 1970? Cause I totally do. 

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I really thought Johnny Wilson was going to turn it around for us that year.

So what does it mean? It means that firing Coach Murray isn’t the answer. (Even though all of Twitter is calling for it.) It means that this current losing streak is a great wakeup call halfway through the season that this team is still 1 or 2 impact players short of a competing team. But realistically, who is available to trade for? Every team in the West except for Edmonton and Calgary have a horse in this race… and the Kings already have half of the Edmonton roster from the last time they made the playoffs. And from the East… take your pick from Toronto or New Jersey. But again… who would you want? 

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I’m on the East Coast till Sunday and I have to watch the Kings on NHL GameCenter.
It’s just as sad as watching it at home. But at least I didn’t have to actually go to the game like the rest of you suckers!

Let’s not panic. 2 more points and the Kings are 5th in the West with a few games to play. But lose Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets… and Edmonton is chasing our tails. 

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.