The Royal Half Gameday: Calgary Flames

Thursday, 02.27.2014 / 1:50 PM / Los Angeles Kings | News
By The Royal Half
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BEST PLAYER TO WEAR BOTH COLORS:

BEST OPPOSITION BLOGS:

Flames Nation

Matchsticks and Gasoline

The Canafornians

BEST OPPOSITION TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER:

@Kent_Wilson

@bookofloob

@rosscreeknation

@RyanNpike

@Vintage_Flame

@MatchsticksCGY

@ruhee_

WORST OPPOSITION TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER:

@EricFrancis

@Stars_Insider

 

KINGS POINTS LEADER vs INJURED JOHN TAVARES UPDATE:

   

LooKING Back:

As rough as last night was for the Colorado Avalanche defense... it was even rougher for Avalanche Head Coach, Patrick Roy. First, NBCSN tried to turn him into the newest internet meme:

Dramatic Roy - The Royal Half

Then, NBCSN tried to create a GIF to rival that of the classic David Robinson one:

Gremlin Roy - The Royal Half

But most importantly... we now have a new facial expression to associate Patrick Roy with when he plays the Los Angeles Kings:

Sad Roy Face - The Royal Half

 

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST GAME:

I wish there was some way to quantify how many goals the LA Kings scored last night.

Ok, that last one is the most concerning.

The LA Kings scoring 6 goals wasn't the only barrage that hit Los Angeles last night!

After the southland was soaked by the rain last night, it's time to check our TRH DOPPLER GOALWATCH 2000!!!

That's right, they got 1.69" in Monte Nido last night.

 

LA TOURISM BOARD:

The Calgary Flames are starting a 22 year-old rookie goaltender making his first ever NHL appearance? What could possibly go wrong?!?

A visual representation of what happens when the LA Kings face rookie goaltenders.

Considering how much the LA Kings have struggled against the Calgary Flames this season, I'm expecting Finnish goaltender Joni Ortio to not only have a shutout, but to also score a goal. Well, at least the Calgary Flames aren't also debuting the leading goal scorer from the AHL this seasOH GOD NO!!!!

So Finns Joni Ortio and and AHL rookie goal leader Markus Granlund are both starting for the Calgary Flames tonight. There hasn't been this much excitement about a Finnish player in Calgary since this guy was in town!

No idea where this came from, but everyone is talking about Olli Jokinen's Olympic face.

 

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:

 

MIKE CAMMALLERI, CENTER

In 15 games versus the LA Kings, Mike Cammalleri has 8 GOALS & 4 ASSISTS

 

THE ROYAL HALF KINGS WEEKLY PREVIEW OF THE DAY

Now that those pesky Olympics are out of the way... Kings Weekly is back to cover the best of the LA Kings... talking about the Olympics.

And since the IOC's strict copyright laws kept Fox Sports from being able to use footage of the USA-Canada game, they had to blur the television in the LA Kings dressing room. Which then unintentionally created a great new photoshop contest!

KingsWeeklyBlur-imp

What say you, Kings fans? Photoshop what the LA Kings are watching and

Tweet them to me with #LAKingsWatch!!!

 

THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY

Die-hard LA Kings fans react appropriately to the team scoring 6 goals...



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, Jonathan Quick and Ben Scrivens. 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