TRH: Blogger or Soothsayer?

Before the NHL season started, the boys over at Fantasy Hockey Scouts asked a bunch of bloggers to pick 2 players that they felt would have a breakout season. I put one together for the Los Angeles Kings… and I took it very seriously (otherwise I would have said that Teddy Purcell was due for 30 goals since he was penciled in as the 2nd line winger. Remember that? When Purcell was given the 2nd line winger job? Expected to fill the Kings needs for a scoring winger? Be a big part of the offense? Yeahhh.) You can see my pre-season thoughts over at Fantasy Hockey Scouts here. And for those of you that can’t read… here are pretty pictures of it:

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Sure, the fact that Anze Kopitar was going to have an offensive renaissance with Ryan Smyth on his wing was no big leap of faith… but check out my other pre-season prediction:

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That’s right, Jon Quick already has 2 more wins than I predicted him to have for the whole season. So Fantasy Hockey Scouts decided to check in and see how everyone’s predictions fared so far. You can see the article here. And for those of you that can’t read… well you get the joke:

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Straight A’s for The Royal Half! My parents can confirm that’s a first! Is Jon Quick really on pace for 47 wins?!? You do realize the NHL record is 48, right?

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Jon Quick, the current NHL leader in wins. 
Team USA’s leader in striped clothing.

The Los Angeles Kings return to non-Olympian action tonight against the Dallas Stars. Since the game is at 5:30pm and I’m Tivo’ing it… I have to go on NHL Internet Lockdown until I get home tonight and watch the game. Normally not such a big deal… except the NHL Trading Frenzy is going on right now! What if the Kings pick up Chris Chelios? Oh… nevermind.

The Olympics were a great time and all… but I’m ready for the NHL to return. But I will say… the 2010 Winter Olympics provided the greatest example of King on King Porn I’ve ever seen in my entire life.

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Welcome back Los Angeles Kings. Now put those medals away and make the stupid fucking playoffs.

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.