The Royal Half Gameday: San Jose Sharks Game 7
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Well, LA Kings fans... it looks like you'll be needing this today:
Not because the Kings will be playing in their 2nd Game 7 in under a calendar year against the San Jose Sharks tonight... but rather LA Kings fans will need a vomit bag if they choose to read anything from CSN Bay Area Sharks Insider, Kevin Kurz. From yesterday...
Oh wow... I can't wait to read Kevin Kurz's article and see what Dustin Brown said about Joe Thornton! If it's half as scandalous as the tease in Kurz's tweet and in the CSN Bay Area headline then it must be awfuWHAAAAAAAAA...
Hmm... wait... Dustin Brown didn't call Joe Thornton a dirty player at all.
Ugh... if only there was some way to see what Dustin Brown actually said?!?
Oh, this is even worse journalism from Kurz than I thought it was.
Well, I'm sure other news outlets won't pick up this non-story from Kevin Kurz and run with itWHAAAAAAA....
So when countless people (including myself) pointed out to Kevin Kurz that he had blatantly skewed a quote from Dustin Brown in order to further the page clicks on his article, Kurz acted completely rational and issued a full-apology and mea culpa.
As some have pointed out, I may have misinterpreted Brown’s quote last night. It’s been corrected, thanks!— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) April 29, 2014
And by "mea culpa" I mean Kurz made no effort to offer a "Correction" notice in his original article.
But someone did at least change the headline on CSN Bay Area.
And then again a few hours later.
I understand where @KKurzCSN is coming from. If the team I cover was on the verge of the biggest choke in NHL history, I’d distract too.— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) April 29, 2014
Well, at least there is one media outlet involved in this series that has complete journalistic integrity!
But who cares about a hack journalist? The LA Kings are heading into The Cage tonight for Game 7.
This is also what Darryl Sutter's press conference will look like post-game.
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 STUART, DEFENSE
In 13 Playoff games versus the LA Kings, Brad Stuart has 1 GOAL & 1 ASSIST
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
I did some searching and found the first use of #ReverseSweep...
Sorry, Cricket... but if the Kings win tonight, it will be the greatest Reverse Sweep ever.
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