The Red Wave

As expressed in a prior post, Detroit Red Wing fans descend on Staples Center in amazing numbers, creating an atmosphere more like a Detroit home game, than a Kings home game. Unless you are at the arena, you would have no sense of just how much red there is. To their credit, Detroit fans are not fair-weathered, they are in fact the real deal. Here is some visual proof.

Fans with brand new 2008 Stanley Cup patches.
Even with the correct placement of the “C” and “A”.

Paul Coffey played 20 NHL seasons, 4 1/2 of them with Detroit.

Now this is true love.

Or maybe this is. This dude is rockin’ it Red Wings and Russian style.
Shout out to the Russian 5!

Old School. Like Coffey, Sawchuk was also a former King. 11 wins in 1967-68!

And finally. What thousands of Red Wing fans sound like when their team wins a skills competition.

Next Red Wings-Kings game at Staples… Thursday, Jan 15th, 2009.

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.