Kings Gameday – The Economy Hits Pat and Oscar’s

Well, I saw this day coming. Coach Murray has decided to get the band back together and reunite the top line from last season, Patrick O’Sullivan, Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown.

I can’t say I blame him. Those 3 are a force together. But for a few games, the Kings had something that they haven’t had in a long time… secondary scoring. I loved watching Patrick O’Sullivan and Oscar Moller skate together. They are very similar in style yet complimented each other well. Hopefully they will still get some time on the Power Play together, but now I have to think… how will this affect Moller’s game? A big reason for his early season success was being able to skate with O’Sullivan. Now, the so called 3rd line with Frolov and Handzus will need to provide more offensive support in addition to their great defensive play.

Pat & Oscar. It’s been a great ride. I guess I’ll just have to drown my sorrows in breadsticks.

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.