Winter Classic Light

I’m a little late posting this, but Jason LaBarbera is 1-0 in 2009 as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators in one of the NHL games on New Year’s Day that you probably didn’t hear all that much about.

He’s wearing his Kings pants and goalie gear.

Unless Jason goes 32-0 for the remainder of the season, I won’t be writing about him all that much. But March 9th and 13th the Kings have a home and home series with Vancouver… and if Roberto Luongo’s groin doesn’t magically heal… LaBarbera should be in net.

I’m heading to the Flyers game tomorrow night and I can’t wait to be back at Staples. It’s been 2 1/2 weeks since I’ve been to a game… the downfalls of the Half Season Ticket Package. Half Season Ticket Holder Buddy is still on the east coast, but he happens to be in a town that can receive the Flyers broadcast, so he’ll be watching live on the East Coast. My brother will be taking his place.

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.