The Royal Half Preview: Kings vs. Sharks: Game 4
I JUST realized that Kings have Quick and Ducks have Fasth. Any guesses on Sharks next goalie based on this pattern?— Nuggetsauce (@nuggetsauce) May 20, 2013
“You know, what are we going to do up there for two days? If we all stayed up there for two days we would’ve been bored last night and today, right? Because you’re basically sitting around a hotel and there’s nothing to do.”
This was the 2nd best Head Coach quote of Monday. The other came from Sharks Head Coach, Todd McLellan...
McLellan felt it important for Couture to rest Monday.
“At this time of the year, they're like horses,” McLellan said. "They want to run, they want to play. But the ability to get some time and rest is an advantage for both teams.”
FYI, that was an actual quote from the Head Coach of the San Jose Sharks.
Back to Darryl Sutter and his thoughts on vacationing in San Jose. Since Coach Sutter couldn't be bothered to have his team stay in Northern California for more than two days, we here at The Royal Half thought we'd come up with a few things that the LA Kings players would rather do than spend 48 hours in San Jose. It's something we like to call...
5) GO TO AN ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC FESTIVAL WITH DUSTIN PENNER
Dustin Penner is a huge fan of EDM. No, silly... not the Edmonton Oilers... Electronic Dance Music!
Penner is such a fan that he's even written about it for Vibe Magazine, the premier magazine for urban entertainment and media. So instead of having to spend 48 hours in San Jose... Dustin Penner's teammates would rather head with him to an EDM concert. I'm sure that Nickelback fans such as Colin Fraser and his teammates would have a blast, right? RIGHT?!?
Beats having to stay in San Jose.
4) TWILIGHT TRILOGY MOVIE MARATHON
That's right, instead of spending 48 hours in San Jose, the players on the Los Angeles Kings would rather attend a Twilight Movie Marathon.
Sadly, I'm not making a joke here.
Unfortunately, Colin Fraser thought that you were supposed to dress up as your favorite character from the movies.
3) NOT HAVE WIFI FOR 2 DAYS
That's right... the LA Kings would rather go without Wireless Internet for 2 days than have to spend one more second in San Jose... the birthplace of... Wireless Internet. For players like Dustin Penner... this means having to go without Tweeting for 48 hours.
But for other players... not having WiFi for 48 hours might prove to be more difficult. Because without WiFi... Jeff Carter and Mike Richards can't Video Chat with each other.
This is what Jeff Carter looks like when he can't FaceTime Mike Richards.
When Mike Richards and Jeff Carter are able to Video Chat with each other... this is what it looks like.
And this is what it looks like with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter share their screens with each other.
Never stop Trollin'.
2) WORK ON DARRYL SUTTER'S FARM
Yes, instead of having to spend 48 hours in San Jose, the players would much rather spend that time working at Coach Sutter's Cattle Farm in Viking, Alberta.
Since people like to say that Drew Doughty is "milking it" when it comes to his play on the ice... he would be in charge of the cows...
Still better than spending 48 hours in San Jose.
Dwight King would be in charge of plowing the fields...
Oh wait... this is actually a photo of Dwight King plowing Darryl Sutter's fields.
Well... still beats spending time in San Jose.
And since he's been in Coach Sutter's doghouse lately...
Alec Martinez is on manure patrol.
Again.. shoveling cow excrement is still infinitely better than spending time in San Jose.
1) GO TO THE BEACH
It's Los Angeles and the weather has been AMAZING lately.... so why wouldn't you come back to LA and spend a little time on the beach in the South Bay instead of waste 48 hours in the middle of nowhere?
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
From San Jose Sharks Twitter Account...
reminding fans to bring something to the game tonight...
Where exactly does one buy "loud"?