The Royal Half has returned from its Winter Vacation and thanks to the magical NHL GameCentre app for the iPad... I was somewhat able to follow the Los Angeles Kings over the past 13 days. And it seems that the record of the Kings in those 6 games directly paralleled the situation I was in during my vacation.
In New York, concrete jungles where dreams of a beach vacation are covered in horrible, horrible snow.
For example, when I was stuck in Brooklyn during the crazy blizzard that hit New York City last week, the Los Angeles Kings went 3-0, with victories over the Oilers, Ducks and Sharks.
This is me walking on 2 feet of snow down 9th Street in Park Slope.
You can tell it's me from the old school Kings beanie.
And when I finally arrived at my tropical beach winter vacation destination that was amazingly relaxing? 3 straight losses to the Coyotes, Flyers and Sharks.
If you look closely, that is Dan Cloutier on the beach living off his buyout money.
When I returned home to Los Angeles for Monday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Staples Center... I figured I'd be able to see exactly why the Kings had been playing so poorly lately. But instead, I saw this.
Which is even worse than a 4 game losing streak.
Kings 3, Blackhawks 4, NHL Guardians Project 0