A Great Big Pumpkin

Even when the Kings lose… they still win.

Kings 0, Slang Term for Canadians, 4

Scary. Just scary. As good as Jason LaBarbera was to start the game, having a goaltender of Roberto Luongo’s quality makes all the difference for a sub-par NHL hockey team. The Vancouver Canucks are not that much better than the Los Angeles Kings. But when push comes to shove… Luongo’s got their ass covered. Plus, you can’t win a NHL hockey game going 0 for 6 on the Power Play.

I knew from the first drop of the puck that the Kings were doomed. Check out who the geniuses at Fox Sports West have listed as the first line of defense:

If anything, I’d put Frolov and Handzus on D before these guys.

Maybe Fox Sports West spends a little less time perfecting the “Rinkside View” and little more time on their graphics package. Just a full out ugly game. Nothing more to say than that. This was not the same team I saw on Monday night against the Detroit Red Wings. Matt Moulson made his return to the line-up and drew 2 penalties. Unfortunately, both times he just tripped over his own feet with a Canucks player close by.

A goalie. Consistency. A Power Play goal. A goalie…..
Things that are Most Wanted!

Things I Learned from Watching the Vancouver Canucks:
One day, due to a trade or the Salary Cap, Alexander Frolov will not be playing for the Kings. If that is the case, I hope he ends up on a line with the Sedin Brothers. Those 3 could be a Tour de France team they cycle so much. HEY-OH!

Besides the Sedin Brothers… the Canucks don’t have much else at forward.

The Vancouver Canucks away jersey is gorgeous. Or maybe I’m just a sucker for this.

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.