Originally posted on The Royal Half  |  Last updated 12/17/11

Ladies and Gentlemen... the worst kept secret in all of professional hockey has been revealed. No, I'm not talking about the end of Chris Pronger's career... I'm talking about the new Head Coach of the Los Angeles Kings.

Let's do this, *******.

Hmm, let's see. A good friend of Dean Lombardi's. A hard-nosed, defensive-minded coach. Once lost a Stanley Cup Final. Where the hell have I seen this guy before?

I'm looking at the man in the mirror.
I'm asking him to change his ways.
Like scoring 3 goals a game for a start.

I for one am approaching the Darryl Sutter Era with an open mind... and an open heart. Mainly because for the very least... over the next 4 months I'll get to make screengrabs like this on a nightly basis...

I really feel like my best work is ahead of me.

And just so I'm the first LA Kings blogger to do it before anyone else...

I still think the Kings are putting the wrong guy behind the bench.

Richards in 2012-2013!!!

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