In an effort to keep Los Angeles Kings fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the Smythe Pacific Division… we here at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific Division standings… we present the Pacific War Room for the final week of the 2014-15 season!


1st PLACE, 51-24-7, 109 POINTS

In the final week leading up to the playoffs, the Ducks managed just one win, which was all they needed to hold the top spot in the West, and to set the NHL record for 33 one-goal wins in a season. And even though the losses weren’t pretty, at least the Ducks didn’t lock their coach out of the locker room after either loss.

So, like last year, the Ducks’ reward for winning the Pacific is to draw in a Wild Card opponent from the Central Division – this time the Winnipeg Jets. I don’t have very strong feelings for or against the Jets – they’ve always been great visitors on Teemu-themed nights, but by the time they moved to the Western Conference I was a retired blogger, so I don’t have a lot of cartoons to recycle. But good news! I found my drawing pen again, though it turns out Jets are kind of tricky to draw.

Maybe I just ought to stick to drawing what I know best. :)

Thanks for reading, everyone. Go Ducks.


2nd PLACE, 48-29-5, 101 POINTS
@PetBugs13 from Canucks Army

And you thought Good Friday was last week…


Wait, what? It’s not Friday? What the hell?

Well, screw it. I’m using it anyway.

Anyhow, it’s nice to see the Pacific War Room come crashing to it’s inevitable conclusion for another year, landing with a dull thud. Much like the Kings’ season.

Oh, yeah, I should explain to you Kings fans: The hockey season started back in October, guys.


Yeah, I’m looking at you, Bill Simmons.

Maybe he’ll go back to being a Bruins fan now. Oh. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

But hey, I’m not one to rub it in … OK, maybe just a little:

But beyond that, just wanted to say thanks to all the great contributions from my esteemed colleagues here at the Pacific War Room. It’s been a blast. And I do have a special message for @bookofloob:

PumperNicholl is a lifelong LA Kings fan and actually learned how to speak English from Bob Miller by watching LA Kings games… and the Police Academy movies. You should probably follow PumperNicholl on Twitter @pumpernicholl