Found June 23, 2012 on The Royal Half:

It's so funny how I used to actually care about the NHL Awards and the NHL Draft. But then the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup for the 1st time... and I just can't find the effort to care about anything else. So instead... The Royal Half Mom provided me with a review of the NHL Awards Show from this past Wednesday night.

Like devoted hockey fans, Dad and I watched the NHL award show last night... in fact, I recorded it. What a flipping waste of time. I could have written and produced a better show - hell, your 5 year-old niece could have done a better job. Whoever produced it must be sleeping with someone important because it was so bad that it made us cringe. Not funny, not clever and where in the Hell did they find the presenters?  Let's not forget that other than Mark Messier no one even mentioned the Kings.  The audacity of a West Coast team to win the Cup.  All the awards went to LOSERS who were praised beyond belief by the numb–nuts on the show.  Once again, NBC Sports had their heads so far up their asses they couldn't see the light of day with a flashlight and a road map.  And tell me, where does Tracy Morgan fit into the hockey world?

I sincerely hope this travesty will not go unnoticed by the Royal Half and I am praying with all my heart that the Kings win it next year too just to shut them all up.


P.S.  Feel free to quote me.

The apple sure falls far from the tree, huh? In other news, on June 18th I appeared on The War Room on XM Home Ice. For the last 2 seasons I've been the Los Angeles Kings Disaster Correspondent for hosts Mick Kern and Peter Berce... so imagine their surprise when they had to talk with me about my favorite hockey team winning the Stanley Cup. It's by far one of my most favorite radio spots I've ever done (except for this one of course) and we rambled on and on for 16 minutes about the joys of being a fan of the greatest game in the world.


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Evening Line

“We’re the flavor of the month. Six months from now I’ll be an idiot again.” -Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi.  More on the Kings summer plans from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times.
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