Down Goes Ersberg!

The San Jose Sharks now have 52 points in their first 30 games. That beats an NHL record from… oh… say… 80 years ago! To say the Sharks are having an amazing season is an understatement. A stupid understatment. They are unreal. The Sharks are 8 points ahead of the Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings. This is a good team. And you know what… the Los Angeles Kings looked like they could have beat them tonight. I’ll take the point earned by the Kings against the juggernaut that are the Sharks. But man, has this Kings team looked great in the last 3 games or what?

Kings 2, Sharks 3 (SO)

The biggest question here is the severity of Erik Ersberg’s injury. Sure, Jason LaBarbera came in and played solidly… everyone knows the shootout is not his strength… but there is no denying that Ersberg has been incredibly good the last 3 games and if he doesn’t get hurt tonight… the Kings would have come out with a victory. It is a shame if Ersberg is out for an extended time, because the Kings really seem to be coming together ever since the Coach Murray’s Line Combinations of Fun™ came around. Teddy Purcell is an improvement over Kyle Calder in one huge aspect… he knows how to get the puck to his linemates. Purcell is always looking to feed it to Patrick O’Sullivan or Anze Kopitar. That is how you are going to generate offense on a NHL top line.

Also, the Kings announced today that 19 Year Old Oscar “The Scar” Moller will be allowed to play for Sweden in the World Junior Championships. This is a brilliant move by Dean Lombardi. Oscar has been playing well, even though he is stuck between the 2 tree stumps known as Ivanans and Zeiler. This way Moller gets to go be the Captain of the Swedish team, gain a ton of experience and come back to the Kings at the most in 10 days.

Speaking of Sweden… the ad wizards who created the NHL Hockey meets Hitler Assassination Thriller decided to try a different representative for their films unique subject matter…

At least Slovenia was occupied by the Germans during WW2.

Fox Sports also broke out their sweet holiday themed Snowflake Wipe. Honestly, I think this is one cool looking snowflake.

Soon the Snowflake will be hosting Kings Live.

And finally, the NBC show Chuck is already on its last legs. An interview with the “Kiss of Death” Heidi Androl can’t help in its bid to get picked up for another season.

Sweet jacket, bro.
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.