Well, we’ve reached the end of TRH’s Pacific Division Preview Week-O-Rama™… and I have to say that it’s been a great success. Everyone on #TeamTRH has submitted a well-written, extremely funny look at the upcoming season in the Pacific Division. And while comparing the Pacific Divison to Game of Thrones or ESPN’s College GameDay will get a chuckle or two from our readers… we here at The Royal Half know that you come to this blog for one thing and one thing only… serious NHL analysis.

Pierre and Dustin Brown

So I decided to preview the Pacific Division using one of the most advanced websites in terms of hockey analysis.


By combing through the pages page of NHL fans that posted photos of themselves with the hashtag “Is It October Yet?” on Pinterest, I’ve been able to predict the final Pacific Division standings for the upcoming 2013-14 NHL Season. It’s the TRH Pinterest Pacific Preview!!!



Pinterest Sharks

Normally making the playoffs for 9 straight seasons and winning your division 5 of those years would cause any hockey fan to be happy. But since these are the San Jose Sharks… their fans have to travel to Disneyland to experience any sort of actual joy from June until late September. And let’s be honest… there is a reason the Happiest Place on Earth is in Southern California.



Pinterest Kings

As opposed to all the kids in San Jose and Vancouver… this Halloween lil’ Bobby is dressing as a Stanley Cup Winner.



Pinterest Canucks

Without the Northwest Division to propel them to a Presidents Trophy, the Vancouver Canucks soft defense might become exposed in the new Pacific Division. And with Candid Apple Photography, Vancouver Canucks fan Scott Podwinski‘s wedding photos have zero chance of being exposed properly.



Pinterest Ducks

A lot of people might think this particular pin is an homage to the Mighty Ducks movies… but this t-shirt actually represents a better Top 6 than the Anaheim Ducks have this season.



Pinterest Oilers

Only a resident of Edmonton, Alberta would consider going to the most bleak and isolated place in America a “vacation.” And only an Edmonton Oilers fan would consider Devan Dubnyk a “NHL Goalie.”



Pinterest Coyotes

Is there any better visual representation for the Phoenix Coyotes 2013-14 Season than their only appearance on a NHL-sponsored Pinterest List being a Blackhawks fan taking a photo in front of Arena?




That’s right… not one Calgary Flames fan posted anything on Pinterest with the hashtag “Is It October Yet?” I think there are two explanations for this…

1) Calgary still doesn’t have the internet.

2) It’s generally mid-January when Calgary Flames fans are saying “Is It October Yet?”

Since the Calgary Flames are completely under-represented on the NHL’s Pinterest Account… I decided to pin an image that all Flames fans will find useful for the 2013-14 NHL Season:

Pinterest Flames

Something to hide under all season long.

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.