It’s almost like this should be called The Summer of Jesse Cohen. Because with Rob Blake becoming the LA Kings Assistant GM and Dustin Brown getting signed to an 8-year contract… it’s the kind of LA Kings news that hits Jesse’s sweet spot. In a brand new episode of All The Kings Men Podcast, Jesse and I are joined by Jon Hoven from Mayors Manor as we discuss (one more time) Rob Blake in the Kings Front Office as well as Dustin Brown on the Kings…um… ice. Then, TRH Ombudsman, Jack A. Wilson, stops by to remind me that even though The Royal Half is a finalist for LA Weekly’s Best Local Sports blog… I’m probably not gonna win. You can check out the brand-new episode of All The Kings Men Podcast here, subscribe to it on iTunes or listen below:

Also, I received an email over the weekend from Stephen Pettigrew, who is a doctoral student studying political science with a passion for statistics and hockey. With the NHL schedule announced last Friday, he crunched the numbers on how fans of middle-of-the-pack Eastern Conference teams are screwed big time until the NHL adds two more teams via expansion. If you are a NHL Stats nerd… you are gonna love it!!! Check out the article here.

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.