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Tonight marks a monumental debut in the 46 year history of the Los Angeles Kings franchise... the first player ever named Robyn to play for the LA Kings!!!
"Ok, so don't ever ask Coach about the farm. He'll corner you and talk for hours..."
"Yeah, I know. I told you, John... I played for him for like 7 years."
"And don't get started with him about his tractor."
That's right... tonight will be the first time someone named Robyn (or even Robin) skates onto the ice in a Los Angeles Kings uniform. Sure... we've come close before:
They are mighty fine Rob's... but they are no Robyn's.
Well except for Robert Logan... the only dude without a hockey card.
Robyn Regehr is a 6'3", 225 pound stay-at-home defenseman that has spent his professional career playing in Calgary, Alberta and Buffalo, New York. I'm sure he'll have no trouble adjusting to life in sunny Southern California.
My hope is that Coach Sutter pairs Robyn Regehr with Drew Doughty so that us LA Kings fans can finally get the Superhero Duo on defense we've always wanted.
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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 @TheRoyalHal