The Royal Half Gameday: Carolina Hurricanes

Friday, 10.11.2013 / 1:28 PM
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BEST PLAYER TO WEAR BOTH COLORS

THAT LED TO JEFF CARTER BECOMING A LA KING:

BEST OPPOSITION BLOGS:

Shutdown Line

Canes Country

BEST OPPOSITION FANS TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER:

@ShutdownLine

@CanesCountry

@CoryLav

@ice_chip

@MSmithCanes

@CaniacCaz

@mikemaniscalco

WORST OPPOSITION FAN TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER:

@dabrams2021

   

LooKING Back:

Wednesday night in Los Angeles, the Kings narrowly escaped losing a 3-0 lead and beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3 in overtime. And even though Captain Dustin Brown had two goals... it's easy to see that a new leader from the ranks is rising up to steer this Kings ship.

Oh, whoops... sorry... give me one second here...

Nailed it, DC Sport Shopped.

 

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST GAME:

Many fans also heralded the return of Alec Martinez last game and I just wish there was some way to visually represent how the LA Kings play with Alec Martinez in the lineup.

   

LA TOURISM BOARD:

The Carolina Hurricanes are on the home end of back-to-back games in which they beat the Washington Capitals yesterday in DC, 3-2. Jeff Skinner is rebounding from an injury-filled season by leading the team in points and rookie Elias Lindholm has looked strong in early play. But the most obvious struggle for the Carolina Hurricanes have been the complete and total lack of celebrities in their team marketing campaigns.

  In stark comparison to the Hurricanes, the LA Kings have launched an impressive marketing campaign this season, revolving around the phrase "We Are All Kings."

Jerry Bruckheimer loves the Kings so much, he put them on TV... kinda.

So since The Royal Half now has unprecedented access to the Los Angeles Kings... as we were emptying the trash cans of the LA Kings Marketing Department... we discovered some unused #WeAreAllKings promos that pair a LA Kings player with a celebrity contemporary that showcases a similar passion for the sport of hockey.

 

BEN SCRIVENS AND ALBERT EINSTEIN

It's no secret that Ben Scrivens is one of the most intelligent players on this (and probably any all-time) LA Kings roster. He spends his time listening to informative podcasts and retweeting astrophysicists. So pairing him with Albert Einstein as his celebrity counterpart just makes sense. But mainly because they are both goalies.

   

DUSTIN BROWN AND BROBEE

Dustin Brown is a leader... a Stanley Cup Champion... an Olympic Silver Medal Winner... but when his kids want him to dance on stage with the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba...

...then he dances on stage with the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba.

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT LEADERS DO!

   

TREVOR LEWIS AND JOHN WAYNE

John Wayne wasn't simply a famous American actor... he was a beloved icon who came to symbolize what it means to be a great American. And coming this February in Sochi, Russia... Trevor Lewis won't simply be an lesser-known third-line right wing/center for an American hockey team... he'll become a beloved icon that has come to symbolize what it means to be a great American. And maybe, just one day... Trevor Lewis can also star in a hockey movie.

   

DREW DOUGHTY AND BIG BROTHER WINNER, ANDY HERREN

There really is no hockey or celebrity connection between Drew Doughty and the winner of Big Brother 15, Andy Herren. Doughty just begged the LA Kings Marketing Department for a chance to meet Herren because he's a huge fan.

     

JEFF CARTER AND MIKE RICHARDS

Look, if #WeAreAllKings is truly going to be a marketing campaign that focuses on the respect and admiration between a LA Kings player and a celebrity... then why not highlight the two people who are both LA Kings players AND celebrities and also have incredible respect and admiration for each other!!!

I really hope that the LA Kings continue to release more of these #WeAreAllKings pairings. Because I think that fans already have a good idea what the next one should be:

     

As created by Jesse Cohen from All The Kings Men Podcast... The Moulson Index™ highlights an opposing player from tonights game who has the opportunity to score against his former employer, the LA Kings.

Tonight's Moulson Index Spotlight is:

TIM GLEASON, DEFENSEMAN

In 5 games versus the LA Kings in his career, Tim Gleason has 0 POINTS and 5 PIM

Please, let's be real... Tim Gleason isn't going to score tonight.

This Mouslon Index Spotlight™ should be all about Darryl Sutter's son, Brett!

   

THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY

Tonight in Raleigh... Bob Miller is going to have a rough one.


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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