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LooKING Back:Last Thursday, the LA Kings were facing the one thing that had given them the most trouble this season...
So the LA Kings did what any NHL team would do when facing arguably one of the worst all-time teams, who just a few days ago had beaten the slumping San Jose Sharks... they put together a minor league team lineup.
I'm just glad that Fox Sports West made sure to do all their research when putting together this graphic showing all the current LA Kings that were once Manchester Monarchs.
Okay, well... let's make it 12.
Thankfully, the LA Kings were able to beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-0 while icing a minor league team. But the most important analysis of this game occurred afterwards in the locker room via a brand-new episode of Kings Weekly.
Jon Quick, forever.
WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST GAME:There are a lot of Yiddish hockey fans out there.
Linden Vey with his first @NHL shift. Out with Clifford and Nolan.— LA Kings (@LAKings) November 8, 2013
@wingingitmotown On a scale from one to punfinity, how many "OY VEY" headlines do you think we'll get if Linden Vey lights it up for L.A.?— Fear The Fin (@fearthefin) November 2, 2013
Oy #Vey!— Lauren Belfoy (@Lauren_Belfoy) November 8, 2013
@LAKings Oy Vey?— Bucky (@BuckyHermit) November 8, 2013
If he scores gm-winning goal, Buffalo News headline has to be "Oy Vey" -- Kings' Vey to make NHL debut against Sabres http://t.co/w2wDphqQII— Fred (@gdub425) November 8, 2013
So... Ironsight Design has given the chosen people what they want...
"Oy Vey" has gone from thing I thought I would love to thing I completely hate in record time.— All The Kings Men (@KingsMenPodcast) November 8, 2013
LA TOURISM BOARD:The Vancouver Canucks come into town after beating the slumping San Jose Sharks 4-2. While this is relatively the same Vancouver Canucks team we've seen over the past few years, there is one big change.
Also, last week Henrik and Daniel Sedin signed identical contract extensions for 4 years at 7 million dollars each per year. And even though their production has dropped drastically over the past few years, the Sedins still remain the most successful twins of all time, right? RIGHT?!?
THE TOP 5 MORE SUCCESSFUL TWINS THAN THE SEDIN BROTHERS
1. The Epstein Brothers
The Epstein Brothers, Julius and Philip, together wrote what is considered one of the greatest films of all time... Casablanca.
This is also what Jon Rosen and I look like when we nosh together.
And unlike the Sedin Brothers, Julius and Philip Epstein were twins that were actually able to win something.
Winning the 1943 Oscar for Best Screenplay isn't the extent of the Phillips Twins' success. In fact, their grandson Theo, who is also a twin, has won more championships than the Sedins.
2. The Winner Twins
At 12 years old, the Winner twins were able to take home the ultimate trophy for being the best in their field, the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Adolescent Fiction. At 33 years old, the Sedin brothers have won 2 Presidents Trophies for the best regular season record.3. Matthew and Gunnar Nelson
Sons of legendary performer, Ricky Nelson, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson teamed up in the early 90s to form the band... umm... Nelson.
Their 1990 debut album, After The Rain, was an instant success and the 1st single, (Can't Live Without Your) Love And Affection, hit #1 on the Billboard Top 100 charts. The Sedin brothers have made it as far as #2 once in their career.
4. Twins the Movie
Released in December of 1988, Twins was a box office success. And stars Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger took a huge financial gamble by not taking any money upfront for the film and instead taking a percentage of the profits. The actors scored a huge win as the film went on to make $216 million dollars. The Sedin brothers are making $900,000 more in their new contract than their last one, and have yet to win anything of any significance.
5. The Minnesota Twins
Unlike Daniel and Henrik Sedin... the Minnesota Twins have won 2 Championships.
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:
BRAD RICHARDSON, CENTER
In 5 games versus the LA Kings in his career, Brad Richardson has 0 POINTS & 6 PIMs
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
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