The Royal Half Gameday: Montréal Canadiens
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FLAMES + OILERS VS THE KINGS POINTS UPDATE:
LooKING Back:Last Wednesday we introduced the TRH DOPPLER GOALWATCH 2000... which looked at the upcoming rainstorm that was due to hit the greater LA area and compared the amount of inches of rain LA received versus the total number of goals the LA Kings would score in their next 3 games. And the results are in:
That's right, some areas of the greater Southland received a total of 10.82" of precipitation over Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday last week. And the LA Kings scored 11 goals, just barely beating the total inches of rain. I have to say that TRH DOPPLER GOALWATCH 2000 was a huge success. Now make sure that you all have checked your windshield wiper blades before the next storm rolls into town.
LA TOURISM BOARD:Anytime the LA Kings play the Montreal Canadiens, it always makes me think of one thing... Shane Doan. Why, you ask? Well, because of this:
MONTREAL - NHL player Shane Doan and Liberal MP Denis Coderre have reached an out-of-court settlement bringing to an end their defamation dispute, Coderre's office has anounced. The defamation suit and countersuit arose following a match on Dec. 13, 2005, when the Phoenix Coyotes played the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. The two referees and two linesmen were French-speaking Quebecers. During the game, Doan, a Coyotes forward, was given a penalty for gross misconduct, and the media reported that he had made some derogatory comments about the referees' linguistic origins. Less than two weeks later, Coderre referred the issue to Hockey Canada and questioned the selection of Doan as a member of the team representing Canada at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin. Denying having made such comments, Doan sued Coderre for defamation. The trial was to have started next month in Superior Court in Montreal. In the out-of-court settlement, Doan admits that derogatory comments about the francophone referees were uttered by the visiting Phoenix Coyotes club during the 2005 game, according to a news release by Coderre's office. Doan also agreed that such conduct was unacceptable, and that Coderre, as MP and former secretary of state for amateur sport and former minister responsible for La Francophonie, was justified in denouncing the incidents. Doan maintained, however, that he was not the player involved in the incident that took place at the 2005 game and that a penalty for gross misconduct was wrongly given to him.Since Shane Doan and the Montreal Canadiens have legally ended any disputes between themselves... I thought we should take a look at what happened last night in Phoenix... as alleged French-slurer, Shane Doan, was honored by the Phoenix Coyotes for being a troll. No... literally.
So let's see how excited the first 10,000 fans at Jobing.com arena were last night!
Shane Doan garden gnome night! pic.twitter.com/j4v84oh5hk— David MacComb (@MacComb) March 3, 2014
I took my Doan Gnome out of the box to admire and sadly he has buck teeth, a double chin and I think he's cross eyed? I can't stop laughing.— Lysa Roman (@LysaRoman) March 3, 2014
This is either Shane Doan or Andre the Giant Garden Gnome Night. Exactly what picture were artists working off of?— Jerry Brown (@FrozenRubber) March 3, 2014
I don't know if I'm more excited about the Shane Doan gnome or all of the bubble wrap that came with it.— Kelsi Nygaard (@kelsiinygaard) March 3, 2014
FYI, attendance at the game was 13,955.
I mean, seriously... I'm just glad the LA Kings honor the most beloved members of their franchise the good old fashioned way!
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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:
DAVIS DREWISKE, DEFENSEMAN
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
Last night, everyone was talking about the big indoor event that thousands watched...
As good as the drama is with the Vancouver Canucks, they still can't win an Oscar.— Brian McCarthy (@brianmccarthy1) March 3, 2014
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