TRH GAMEDAY 1 – MINNESOTA WILD: SUMMER VACATION

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Welcome to the 1st 2013-14 Regular Season The Royal Half LA Kings Gameday™. Sure, we’ve done one of these so far this season… but now it counts. For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Royal Half… we are your one-stop shop for detailed hockey analysis, advanced statistics as well as in-depth player interviOH WHO CARES, JUST GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT…. PHOTOSHOPS!!!

PRESENTING… WHAT THE LA KINGS DID ON THEIR SUMMER VACATION!!!

PART 1 – THE FORWARDS

WITH PHOTOSHOPS FROM INDIANA MATT & IRONSIGHT DESIGN

DUSTIN BROWN
Dustin Brown spent his summer shooting the pilot for the next great Reality TV family-themed breakout hit…

 

DANIEL CARCILLO
Daniel Carcillo did his best imitation of a 2011-2012 Los Angeles King.

Except no member of the LA Kings would be caught dead listening to Rush.

 

JEFF CARTER
When you are Jeff Carter… the only thing to do over the summer…

… is just to continue being Jeff Carter.
(photo via @MayorNHL)

 

KYLE CLIFFORD
With the the LA Kings Salary Cap space getting a bit tighter over the summer and his chance for a regular roster spot in jeopardy…

…Kyle Clifford began his obsession with destroying Daniel Carcillo… from the inside.

 

COLIN FRASER
All summer long, Colin Fraser was a “Nickel Bag”…

…which means he followed Nickelback all over the world on the road.

 

MATT FRATTIN
After awakening a magical genie from a 1000 year slumber… Matt Frattin spent his summer deciding what his 3 wishes would be.

Trust me… you don’t want to see what his other two wishes were.

 

DWIGHT KING
In an effort to rebound from a disappointing 2013 season, Dwight King went back to school in order to improve his game.

Darryl Sutter 1st Line LW School!!!

 

ANZE KOPITAR
Much like Wayne Gretzky 25 years ago, Anze Kopitar spent his summer marrying the love of his life in Slovenia’s Wedding of the Century.

FYI, this is not a photoshop.

 

TREVOR LEWIS
Let’s just say that Trevor Lewis has taken his possible selection to the United States Olympic Team a bit too seriously…

 

JORDAN NOLAN
In an effort to rebound from a disappointing 2013 season…

…Nolan watched every moment of his 2012 Stanley Cup run.
And it seems to be working so far.

 

MIKE RICHARDS
While many people will take summer vacations to Disneyland… Mike Richards went to his own personal “Happiest Place on Earth.

Minnesota!

 

JARRET STOLL
Just when you thought that Jarret Stoll’s abs couldn’t get any more defined…

…he starts doing Yoga.

 

JUSTIN WILLIAMS
After seeing that internet meme sensation, Grumpy Cat, was now worth over 1 million dollars

Grumpy Justin Williams wants a piece of the action.

 

 

THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY

Ben Scrivens and Alec Martinez participate in some “higher” education.

 

THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW SONG OF THE DAY

Sure you can sing the LA Kings anthem… but you might want to sing this one today too.

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.