The Royal Half Gameday: Vancouver Canucks
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ARE THE KINGS IN THE PLAYOFFS?:
ARE THE KINGS IN THE NEXT ROUND?:
LooKING Back:Thursday night in San Jose, the LA Kings lost a close playoff preview to the Sharks in which nothing of any significance occurred.
Guys, I don't have an update on Drew. Will share it with you when I receive it.— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) April 4, 2014
@lakingsinsider how about now?— Jack Wilson (@JACKaWILSON) April 4, 2014
@lakingsinsider Do you have an update on Drew Doughty?— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) April 4, 2014
@lakingsinsider But WHEN IS HE COMING BACK JON?!?!?!— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) April 4, 2014
We don’t know anything about Doughty, if we did we’d tell you.— LA Kings (@LAKings) April 4, 2014
@LAKings can you DM it to me bro i won’t tell anyone i swear this time— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) April 4, 2014
Eventually it was revealed that Drew Doughty had an upper body injury... but no one knew if he was going to join the team on the plane to Vancouver.
@theroyalhalf snapchat it to you— LA Kings (@LAKings) April 4, 2014
Not clear if Doughty is making the trip with team to Vancouver.— lisa dillman (@reallisa) April 4, 2014
No firm word on Drew downstairs. Hope to have an update as to whether he'll travel to Vancouver later tonight. Quotes coming.— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) April 4, 2014
Update ... My mother is furious we have to watch Vancouver and she won't get to see her favorite Drew Doughty. #nightsinwithmom— kristyna petrollini (@kristyna3) March 30, 2014
Update: Doughty IS making the trip to Vancouver...— lisa dillman (@reallisa) April 4, 2014
Drew Doughty will travel with the team to Vancouver. Wheels up in 3...2...1...— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) April 4, 2014
LRT seems like A Good Sign. But will it be a live Doughty or merely his lifeless corpse making the trip?— Andrew Lifland (@andrewlifland) April 4, 2014
@toshanshuinLA unless Vancouver is where Doughty’s family wants him to be buried.— Andrew Lifland (@andrewlifland) April 4, 2014
EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Jarret Stoll and Alec Martinez walk with Drew Doughty out of the SAP Center and onto the team plane. pic.twitter.com/QGm1aRIIEm— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) April 4, 2014
WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST GAME:Who cares if the Kings lost... the votes are in... and LA Kings Nation LOVES the line of Jeff Carter, Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli!
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LA TOURISM BOARD:Hmm... I wish there was some way to visually represent how the Vancouver Canucks season has gone so far.
How bad has the Canucks season been? This bad:
For the first time in 5 seasons, not only are the Vancouver Canucks not going to finish first in their division but there is a really strong chance this team... after being one of the most successful regular season franchises of the past 10 years... is going to miss the playoffs entirely.
Thanks for clarifying the Canucks can't win the Presidents Trophy, Sports Club Stats.
And even better... if the LA Kings win tonight in Vancouver... they will knock the Canucks out of the NHL Playoffs. Hmm, where have I seen that before?
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 9 games versus the LA Kings in his career, Brad Richardson has 0 POINTS.
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
Yeah, I'd say Marian Gaborik is pretty popular these days...
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