TOPSY TOFFOLI

Yesterday, Dean Lombardi set the internet hockey world on fire with a simple transaction…

And the rumors began…

But then, I stumbled across a series of retweets from Dan Friedman, one of my favorite Islanders people on Twitter. You see, the Islanders recently sent Ryan Strome back to the AHL, which created a similar “WTF” response from Islander fans. Here was some new information from Arthur Staple, that many Islander fans were not aware of:

So that got the wheels at #TeamTRH turning… and by that I mean PumperNicholl figured the whole Tyler Toffoli demotion and Linden Vey promotion transactions out:

Wow. RT: Wow RT Wow. If what PumperNicholl says is true… Dean Lombardi is a genius, the LA Kings may not be leveraging Darryl Sutter’s farm for a Left Winger, and Tyler Toffoli, who wasn’t technically slumping but rather just not receiving the ice time he needs to be successful, gets to refine his game in the AHL, play in the Outdoor Game and then also get to skate with the AHL’s version of the Triple Crown Line during the Olympic Break.

Manchester Monarchs Triple Crown Line - The  Royal Half

Man, if there was only some way that our tiny little #TeamTRH research staff could get the confirmation we needed that we were correct with our assement of Dean Lombardi’s latest move!

YAY!!!!
(FYI, these tweets were 15 minutes after PumperNicholl tweeted out this info.)

Still… YAY!!!

Presenting #TeamTRH… your new LA Kings Insiders!!!

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.