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THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW GIF OF THE DAY
It's hard to believe that it's finally here... but it's time for the Los Angeles Kings to raise their Stanley Cup Banner! Sorry, the 2nd Stanley Cup Banner
to be more specific! Recent reports have surfaced
that this Banner raising will be a more subdued ceremony than the one in January of 2013
. Also, the LA Kings will be wearing special jerseys to honor the raising of the Stanley Cup Banner in front of last season's playoff opponent, the San Jose Sharks. These jerseys will be auctioned off after the game and The Royal Half was able to obtain a sneak peek of these jerseys during the rehearsal at Staples Center yesterday.
The San Jose Sharks come into Staples Center tonight to begin the 2014-15 NHL Season after having a particularly... um... eventful (?) off-season. Let's take a look at some video highlights of the past 6 months for the Sharks.
Um... well, let's see what people on Twitter are saying about the San Jose Sharks organization.
"Welp." - San Jose Sharks Fans
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
As you might have seen (and there were some reports that it could be seen from Space!) the LA Kings received their 2nd Stanley Cup Champions ring on Monday night at a private event.
Dwight King will forever be our Big Ol' Bear.
I know that there was some criticism over the size and look of the LA Kings 2nd Stanley Cup Champions ring... but the organization was just trying to cash in on the obvious Hollywood tie-in...
Thanks to new #TeamTRH member @Almsmcq for the Photoshop. HAPPY BANNER DAY, EVERYONE!!!
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, Ben Scrivens, and Martin Jones. 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