Before you listen to a brand new episode of All The Kings Men Podcast... be sure to read my TRH GAMEDAY PREVIEW for the Los Angeles Kings vs the Vancouver Canucks tonight at Staples Center. You can read it here at LAKings.com and you better hurry... not because it will be taken down... but because I might get killed by Canucks fans today.
Once you've read the Preview of tonight's game... be sure to listen to myself, Jesse Cohen and John Hoven from Mayor's Manor dissect the 1st week of LA Kings hockey! You can check out the brand-new episode of All The Kings Men Podcast here, subscribe to it on iTunes or listen below:
Today is Wayne Gretzky's birthday. It's always a special day in The Royal Half Household because if it wasn't for Wayne Gretzky... there would be no Royal Half. And today KingsVision has given us the greatest gift of all!
Wayne Gretzky's Above and Beyond was daily viewing when I was a kid. I'm dead serious. I watched that tape on a loop. In fact, I still have it today in my VHS hockey library.
Now all I need is a VHS player.
Mainly so I can watch the Guns N' Roses videos.
Spend your Saturday relaxing and watching the Above and Beyond video. It should bring back some great LA Kings memories. You know... when they didn't win the Stanley Cup. Remember those days??? Nope, me either.
Also, don't forget that the TRH GAMEDAY previews are now being featured at LAKings.com. We've made it to our fourth game! And I'm pretty sure the preview of the LA Kings vs the Phoenix Coyotes will be the one that will get us kicked off forever. Check it out here.no comments
KINGS 1, AVALANCHE 3
Hey, Fox Sports West... is there anyway you can tell me which LA Kings player was injured
and what the injury was and when the surgery will be?
I can't quite see it.
If things don't work out for Davis Drewiske as a fill-in NHL Defenseman...
...he can always be a regular cast member on Mad Men.
The best part of finally seeing our Los Angeles Kings on Fox Sports West was not being able to hear Bob Miller and Jim Fox call a game for the first time in nearly 11 months...
Nope, it was Bob Miller humblebragging his new bling for all the world to see.
Well, at least the part of the world that gets this particular regional sports network.
My name is Daniel Plainview. And this is my son and partner, H.W.
I love that we live in a world where Jim Fox's Twitter handle makes it on screen graphically.
Worst. Episode of the Charlie Rose Show. Ever.
Talk about living in the past... Anze Kopitar is still wearing his 2012 Playoffs branded underwear.
Or Fox Sports West just used an old shot of Anze before last nights game.
Avalanche fans... please keep your babies far away from the action on the ice...
...otherwise Kyle Clifford will eat them.
Seriously... it's been over 3 years... does anyone know if Kyle Clifford has a soul?!?
This guy is walking into the Pepsi Center just looking for a fight.
Aww... nice try Gabe. But don't worry... it's still a cute Cup.
Hey, Philadelphia Flyers fans... I know that the LA Kings haven't won yet either this season...
but we'd like to give you an "A" for effort.
I just wish there was some way to visually describe how I felt watching the defending Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings play a great period and half before completely running out of gas in the high altitude of Denver...
(FYI, this is a full 2 minutes later than the one above.)
FYI, in case you forgot... my TRH GAMEDAYS posts are now exclusive to LAKings.com. You can check out the one previewing the Kings-Avalanche game from last night (SPOILER ALERT: The Kings lost) over at LAKings.com.no comments
Well, we are only 1 game into the 2013 Los Angeles Kings season and already Brigitte from One Girl, One Puck is cranking out her special series, Know Your Opponent, where she takes an "in-depth" look at the LA Kings' opponent the only way she knows how... like a crazy person. So with everyone cheering the return of Anze Kopitar, take a moment to get up to speed on Colorado Avalanche.
If Brigitte was of age in 1996, this photo above is what her blog would look like.no comments
The season is a go! And that means brand new All The Kings Men Podcasts where Jesse Cohen, John Hoven from Mayors Manor and myself actually have some ice hockey to talk about. Check out our thoughts on the Stanley Cup Banner Ceremony and the subsequent awful game that was played immediately afterwards!
After a 100 day delay that was caused by a NHL Lockout... the time had come for the Los Angeles Kings to finally take their place among the elite of NHL Franchises with the celebration of its first Stanley Cup Victory. And Hollywood put out all the stops... partying the only way it knows how....
WITH A GIANT TEAM NAME CUSTOM TOPIARY!!!
BLACKHAWKS 5, KINGS 2,
WHO CARES, WILL YOU LOOK AT THAT F'ING BANNER!!!
I think I'm going to have this photo embedded on the
windshield of my car so I can stare at it constantly.
Well, the NHL season is upon us and this year we have decided to host our Gameday Posts on an alternate server. You can check them out here.
Honestly... I give this gig 4 games before it explodes in a blaze of glory. But man... oh man... what a 4 games it will be. I have a feeling it will end up like this:
Party On, Anze. Go Kings Go!!!no comments
Late last season, we debuted a brand-new feature here at The Royal Half... "Know Your Opponent." And the reviews were... um... well... um... interesting. Brigitte from One Girl, One Puck has a very unique ability when it comes to in-depth previews of the upcoming opponents of the Los Angeles Kings. So I figured we would continue to have her take a look at the big LA Kings matchups during this NHL Half Season. In case none of you have read Brigitte before, her is a photo of her to help get you acquainted!
A few TRH related items that might have passed you by the last few days. There are two... count them, two brand new All The Kings Men Podcasts for your listening pleasure! First, Jesse Cohen and John Hoven from Mayor's Manor chat with me about the Kevin Westgarth trade and the boring world of waivers.
FYI, here is why I love my readers so much... I try to do some actual analysis of the sport of hockey instead of some sarcastic, jerk-off remark...
Kevin Westgarth is a great guy but he wasn't going to be part of the Darryl Sutter-era LA Kings. Played 8 games once Sutter took over.— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) January 13, 2013
@theroyalhalf An informative tweet from you? No snark? Is this part of the new CBA?— Drew Feld (@DrewMFeld) January 13, 2013
@theroyalhalf Whoa?! Real hockey analysis?! The Cups's changed you!— LAKings Outsider (@LAKingsOutsider) January 13, 2013