The Royal Half Gameday: Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday, 03.01.2014 / 12:17 PM / Los Angeles Kings | News
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The Royal Half Gameday: Carolina Hurricanes
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KINGS POINTS LEADER vs INJURED JOHN TAVARES UPDATE:

   

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After beating the Calgary Flames 2-0, the LA Kings are playing so well right now, they are just licking their chops in anticipation of their next opponent.

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Gross.

 

WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST GAME:

I know a lot of Team USA fans were hoping Jon Quick would get the hook during the Olympics... but this is ridiculous.

Also, Jarret Stoll has 1 goal, 8 shots and is a +4 in the last 2 games. And now we finally know why he's looked so good since the Olympic Break.

 

LA TOURISM BOARD:

The Carolina Hurricanes are in town and that can only mean one thing... it's Oscar Time!!!

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So with the Oscars this Sunday, I thought I'd ask The Royal Half Entertainment Correspondent, Jersey Brian, to preview the contenders for hockey fans that may have not seen the Oscar Nominated movies yet.

 

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The crazy, roller-coaster film about the 2014 US hockey team pulling off greatest swindle of all: convincing the American public that they would medal.  Stellar performances by TJ Oshie, Jonathan Quick, and Phil Kessel (who didn’t have to gain weight for the role!) make this a must-see!  

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The seas are rocky in Ottawa, and Chris Phillips tries to keep the Senators’ ship steady while pirates from an awful place, Boston, try to kidnap him for an insane ransom: the Stanley Cup.  

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A former party boy transforms himself into a man serious about his craft in order to lead an underdog group towards greatness.  Starring Matthew McConaughey as Tyler Seguin.  

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Since 1970, Bobby Orr’s been stuck, floating after scoring the most famous goal of all time.  Can he save himself or will he be stuck horizontal to the ice for the rest of his life?  

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In the not-so-distant future, where players jersey’s are tucked into their high-wasted pants, newly anointed Commissioner Brendan Shanahan finds life lonely at the top.  But when the NHL’s replay system is upgraded with an artificial intelligence that gets all calls correct, Shanahan finds himself falling in love with a computer.  Featuring Elisha Cuthbert as the voice of Samantha.  

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This black and white road trip drama starring Darryl Sutter as a tempestuous Alberta farmer who's convinced he'll win a million Stanley Cups if his son, Dwight King, will agree to drive to the net.

 

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An older woman, played by Dame Judi Dench, searches for the group of children she gave up for adoption years ago.  But when she discovers they’ve become the Philadelphia Flyers, Dame Judi realizes it was best that she gave them up.  

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He was a man with a bright, beautiful future, but Roberto Luongo got trapped in Vancouver with a 12-year deal.  Now, even trade requests can’t get him the freedom he so richly desires.  This is an awful, must-see story.  We can’t imagine a situation so bad, especially because we know Roberto survived playing for the Islanders and Panthers.  

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A handsome and suave player (Henrik Lundqvist) and his chunky sidekick (Rick Nash) attempt to con the entire island of Manhattan out of big bucks to watch their team play in MSG.  But come playoff time, will they be taken down and busted by Washington... in the first round?  Featuring Kyle Chandler as coach Alain Vigneault.  

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An animated fairy tale about the relationship between Martin St. Louis and Steve Yzerman.  

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A breathtaking and powerful documentary about whoever is playing Left Wing on Jeff Carter's line.

 

Of course, with every Oscar nominations comes a few notable snubs. This year's awards are no different.

 

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Overlooked by the Academy, this documentary is a touching and poignant portrayal of exactly how many years the Vancouver Canucks have gone without a Stanley Cup.

 

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Comedies tend to not be recognized by Oscar Voters. So, it's a shame that this charming but tear-jerking film about a new family that moves to St. Louis in hopes of finding a huge stash of cash and a Stanley Cup wasn't honored.  

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Based on a true story, this snubbed film is about the trade that sent Cory Schneider to play alongside Marty Brodeur, Patrik Elias, Marek Zidlicky, and Jaromir Jagr.

 

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An over-looked dramedy about the Edmonton Oilers' current standing in the NHL's Western Conference.

   

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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, 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