Inspired by the multiple media gaffes during the LA Kings 2012 Stanley Cup run and (sigh) also the 2014 Stanley Cup run… we are going to continue collecting those face-palming moments from the LA Kings quest for the 2016 Stanley Cup. The list below starts with the most recent, so if you see a local news anchor mispronounce a players name… or a newspaper that has the wrong teams playing or a t-shirt that is featuring the wrong logo… be sure to Tweet or email them to us!

It’s something we like to call….

Mainstream Media Mishaps™!!!

UPDATED: 4/11/16

Via our friend and huge LA Kings fan, Five For Fighting

Really, are we doing this all over again?

John didn’t include a link to the source of his Mainstream Media Mishap in his Tweet… so we did some in-depth investigating (actually we just DM’d him and asked where it was from).

Welcome to the 2016 Mainstream Media Mishaps, Detroit Free Press!

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A reminder that The Detroit Free Press is the largest daily newspaper in Detroit.

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And to think, the Red Wings made the playoffs instead of a Canadian team. Shame.

UPDATED: 4/14/16

Wow, I never thought the LA Kings themselves would be part of a LA Kings Media Mishap!

No really… they forgot the 11.

Via Mainstream Media Mishap™ regular tipster, @TheMouthLAKings


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.