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KINGS POINTS LEADER vs INJURED JOHN TAVARES UPDATE:
Last night in Edmonton, there was a huge incident involving the LA Kings and the Edmonton Oilers that the entire hockey world is talking about today.
Were you thinking of something else?
So besides PumperNicholl and I taking in the Oilers-Kings game last night as we explored the really fun city of Edmonton... I guess this happened:
And then more people used the phrase "Sucker Punch" than actually saw the movie "Sucker Punch."
Thankfully, there was one journalist that couldn't find "Sucker Punch" in the AP Style Guide. From LA Kings Insider
Jordan Nolan received a one-game suspension from the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety for his gloved punch of Edmonton’s Jesse Joensuu that occurred in a scrum with four seconds remaining in the second period of Sunday’s 4-2 Los Angeles win.
I guess the phrase "Sucker Punch" goes along with "The Code" and "Playing the Game the Right Way" as things that hockey writers like to use to let you know that they have the moral high ground. But nothing beats what Benjamin Pope
had to say about the LA Kings play last night...
This could be the greatest Tweet ever.
It's the only version that's on YouTube.
WHAT WE LEARNED FROM THE PAST GAME:
Regardless of whether or not Jesse Joensuu's gloved punch to Jordan Nolan's groin was the cause of Nolan's gloved punch to Joensuu's face...
... surprisingly, the play above is only the 2nd most popular gloved punch to the groin in LA Kings history...
LA TOURISM BOARD:
I'm still recovering from my weekend in Edmonton (a full recap is coming soon!) so I'll let long-time LA Kings Play by Play Announcer, Bob Miller, tell you all you need to know about Calgary.
And SpikeC20 remembers a passage from Bob Miller's book about this very video.
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:
MIKE CAMMALLERI, CENTER
In 16 games versus the LA Kings, Mike Cammalleri has 8 GOALS & 4 ASSISTS
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
I came home from my weekend in Edmonton with a little souvenir...
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