FIRST… read our GAMEDAY PREVIEW for Game 1 of the 1st Round Series between the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues. Exclusively on

This will make much more sense once you've read the GAMEDAY PREVIEW.

THEN… it's a brand-new 1st Round Edition of All The Kings Men Podcast!!! Jesse Cohen and I chat with Brad Lee from St. Louis Game Time about all things Blues and Kings. Then Jon Hoven from Mayors Manor stops by to indulge Jesse's hypotheticals as well as preview the series. You can check out the brand-new episode of All The Kings Men Podcast here, subscribe to it on iTunes or listen below:

Now all that is left is for the game to start and the Los Angeles Kings to defend their Stanley Cup Championship. Damn, if that isn't still a weird thing to say. 

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.