LA KINGS 2013 Record: 26-16-5 59 pts 5th in Western Conference 7th in NHL vs NEW YORK RANGERS 2013 Record: 26-18-4 56 pts 6th in Eastern Conference 12th in NHL
7:30pm, MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV NHLN-US, KCOP-13
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LA KINGS 2013 Record: 26-16-5 59 pts 5th in Western Conference 7th in NHL vs COLORADO AVALANCHE 2013 Record: 16-25-7 39 pts 15st in Western Conference 29th in NHL
7:00pm, MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas, NV
Well... we are back. Your old pal, The Royal Half, has decided to end his nasty holdout and has come to an agreement on a bridge contract with the Los Angeles Kings Or-gan-i-zation to provide GAMEDAY PREVIEWS all season long!!!
*realizes that the NHL Season is 82 games this year*
Frozen Fury is upon us and as we all know... it's an amazingly great time. Most of #TeamTRH is going to be attending this years pre-season games in Las Vegas and with all the money I made writing these GAMEDAY PREVIEWS last season... we are riding to Sin City in style!
Unlike the LA Kings... the Royal Half One isn't having any issues with the Left Wing.
Since it's the pre-season... and we here at TRH are still stretching out our legs... let's kick off 2013-14 with an old favorite. It's something we like to call...
THE TOP 5 LA KINGS-LAS VEGAS MOVIE MASHUPS AS PHOTOSHOPPED BY INDIANA MATT & IRONSIGHT DESIGN #5)
Jeff Carter and Mike Richards in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
I'm legally not allowed to say any more than this... but FYI, this is Mike Richards and Jeff Carter's first Frozen Fury as teammates.
Hmmm, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards seem like perfect casting for a Vegas-themed movie... but the script just feels like it's missing one major component...
Sure, Vegas movies that involve having a great time are a dime a dozen. But I'm looking for a Vegas-based film about a young man that just can't find the one thing he's looking for...
...a roster spot.
The best Vegas movies are the ones that people don't really associate with the town of Las Vegas. Like this heartwarming tale about a brash and abrasive executive and his new strange but incredibly insightful friend.
"Definitely 8 defensemen on the roster, yeah." #2)
But let's be honest... what's a Vegas movie without a good old-fashioned bank-robber caper, right?
The only thing I'm hoping Anze Kopitar steals this season is more shots from the slot.
Although long known for its organized crime underbelly... over the past few decades Las Vegas has become the premiere destination for family-friendly vacations.
Honestly, it couldn't be any worse than this, right?
THE ROYAL HALF GAMEDAY PREVIEW TWEET OF THE DAY
Boy, if Mike Richards wants to wear shorts to play hockey in Los Angeles... I can only imagine what he'll wear to play hockey in Las Vegas.
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 and Jonathan Quick. 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