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THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW GIF OF THE DAY
I don't care how awful the Kings have been... this was amazing.
GAME 3 RECAP ATTACK:
The Royal Half TweetCap™ & Podcast
Jewels From The Crown Recap
THX BUD Recap & Podcast
Fear The Fin Recap
ARE THE KINGS IN THE NEXT ROUND?:
Not even close.
Since this could be my last TRH GAMEDAY PREVIEW of the 2013-14 season, I wanted to share a last look at one of my favorite new features that we at The Royal Half started this season. We all have unhealthy obsessions with hockey memorabilia... but my pal, PumperNicholl, REALLY has an unhealthy obsession with hockey memorabilia. So much so that he scours the internet daily on a search for the best pieces of hockey paraphernalia. He calls it Hockey Hoarders... and for Game 4, he's put together a special LA Kings and San Jose Sharks edition! Take it away, Pumper!
Once again, it's been far too long since we've gotten a chance to catch up, my Hockey Hoarding friends.
The agonizingly long regular season now seems like a distant memory, and the playoffs are revving up for some amazing* action. *offer does not apply to Games 1 and 2 between the Sharks and Kings
If you're new here, the feel free to catch up on the rules for the scoring system. Once you're back, we'll unleash horrendous hockey memorabilia gems that you'll wish you never saw.
INITIAL REACTION: 7.5
I know everyone makes fun of them, but clearly San Jose Sharks fans have no idea what the Stanley Cup looks like.
*tears down family photo hanging on mantle*
On the one hand, it's $16 that could be used to help buy a ticket to a game, pay off part of the Internet bill...
But on the other hand, looking at this mid-90s San Jose Mercury News picture over and over again may make me smile more than anything else.
STREET CRED: 4.0
Some people will laugh along, while others will become visibly sick upon eye contact.
FINAL SCORE: 30.5
INITIAL REACTION: 10.0
This is my everything.
*tears previously installed Sharks fan photo off mantle*
This is so underpriced that it hurts. ...but the shipping is double the original cost.
What hockey fan wouldn't love doing this after every game!?
STREET CRED: 4.5
Only 24 teams? Needs more
Atlanta Thrashers new Winnipeg Jets.
FINAL SCORE: 34.5
INITIAL REACTION: 8.5
*eyes bulge out*
In Los Angeles? Non-existent. In San Jose? Well...
Oh man, what a steal! It's the same price as LA Kiss and Sharks season tickets!
For the style and price, it's safe to say you'd be wearing the most expensive clothes to a Sharks home game.
STREET CRED: 6.5
...and probably be wearing the most modern clothing at the
HP Pavilion SAP Center.
FINAL SCORE: 37.5
INITIAL REACTION: 10.0
HAHAHAHAHA what an amazing belated April Fool's Day prank!!!
HAHAHAHA the Sharks! A Cup! It works on so many levels!!!
Oh we went from hilarity to realistic pricing?
Immediately transform yourself from awkward friend to practical joker in 5-7 business days.
STREET CRED: 6.0
That said, if you owned this, no one could ever take you seriously you again.
FINAL SCORE: 40.5
INITIAL REACTION: 10.0
Finally, a chalice worthy of holding a Bud Light Lime!
Sleek, sporty, reminds everyone which team has won a Stanley Cup. Yes, this truly is the mug of a champion.
If you thought the front looked good, just feast your eyes on the glory of the backside...
*grinning from ear to ear*
STREET CRED: 10.0
Just remember that no matter what the San Jose Sharks or any other LA Kings opponent does, they can never take away this cherished memory.
FINAL SCORE: 42.5
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 10 Playoff games versus the LA Kings, Brad Stuart has 1 GOAL & 1 ASSIST
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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