TRH Gameday 19: Vancouver Canucks - Mayor's Manor

Saturday, 03.02.2013 / 5:39 PM
The Royal Half

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Game #19

LA KINGS

10-6-2

22 pts

7th in Western Conference

vs

VANCOUVER CANUCKS

10-5-4

24 pts

3rd in Western Conference

7:00pm, Rogers Arena

Vancouver, BC

FSW, NHLN-US, CBC, RDS2

BEST JERSEY THE CANUCKS WILL WEAR ON MARCH 16TH

TO HONOR THE ONLY TEAM FROM VANCOUVER TO WIN THE CUP:

BEST JERSEY THE KINGS WEAR EVERY GAME

TO HONOR THE ONLY TEAM FROM LOS ANGELES TO WIN THE CUP:

BEST OPPOSITION BLOGS:

Pass It To Bulis

Canucks Army

Nucks Misconduct

Pucked in the Head

LEE STEMPNIAK VS THE LA KINGS SCORING UPDATE:

A couple more games and this might turn into Andrew Ladd vs The LA Kings.

Everyone in Los Angeles is talking about the exciting race going on right now. Not the Los Angeles Kings race to the top of the Western Conference, silly! No, they are talking about the race for Mayor of Los Angeles!

Whoops... wrong Mayor.

The election for Los Angeles Mayor is this Tuesday, March 5th... and we here at The Royal Half thought we'd provide a voting guide for all the wonderful LA Kings fans out there who are too busy watching their favorite hockey team win 5 games in a row (with a 7-2 record since Keaton Ellerby came to town) to be concerned with local politics. It seems that Wendy Greuel and Eric Garcetti are the two front-runners so we'll take an in-depth look at their voting records and what it means to you... citizens of Los Angeles.

WENDY GREUEL

Wendy Greuel is Los Angeles City Controller and worked for 10 years in Former Mayor Tom Bradley's office. She went on to be a senior advisor at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 2002 she was elected to Los Angeles City Council and became known as the “Pothole Queen”... making it her mission to fill every pothole in her council district. But when you take a deeper look into Wendy Greuel's past... there is an alarming hole that she has never filled...

That's right... when you Google Wendy Greuel and hockey... nothing comes up.

Do we really want to vote for a Mayor that has zero connection to hockey? In fact, after some thorough research, including a tip from an anonymous source... this is the closest I could place Controller Wendy Greuel with the sport of hockey:

In a poll entitled "Who Should Be LA's Next Mayor"

next to a article about USC's women's hockey team.

ERIC GARCETTI

Eric Garcetti is the Councilman for Los Angeles' 13th District and is the son of former Los Angeles County District Attorney, Gil Garcetti. But where does he stack up on the real issues? I took an hard look at his Twitter account to find the real answers.

Trust me, the Cup was happy to go to City Council and have a day off from debauchery.

When you are voting for a Mayor... you really are voting for his staff as well... and with Eric Garcetti... it looks like we are in good hands.

The GWU hockey team has the most amazing set of team-branded boating shoes.

Let's be honest here... I have absolutely no idea which candidate you should vote for. But if a Mayoral election is truly about finding the one person who can lead the great city of Los Angeles to success over the next 4 years... then I think I know the perfect guy for the job.

It just makes sense.

Well... technically he could lead Los Angeles until 2022.

Who knows... with the recent popularity of Argo... in 4 years maybe it will b time for another Carter in the White House.

Yes, we can.

And Vancouver... yes, we did.

THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY

From last Wednesday night's victory over the Red Wings... or as I call it... the LA Kings Twitter Trifecta:

Oh no you did not.

Oh no you DIDN'T!

OH YES YOU DID!!!

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 and Jonathan Quick. If you like the hockey equivalent of dirty jokes or enjoy humorous screen-grabs of NHL players and broadcasters with funny captions... man, you are going to like The Royal Half. You can follow The Royal Half on Twitter at @TheRoyalHalf

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