Originally written on The Royal Half  |  Last updated 12/8/12
Forget about the fans. Who are the people that are really struggling with the lack of NHL hockey right now? Journalists!!! I honestly think we are one more set of cancelled games away from this above... ...turning into this. So how do you track the onset of a journalist suffering from the lack of NHL Hockey? STEP 1: Start with a simple tweet from Dustin Penner: STEP 2: Watch as Dustin Penner's Tweet was then Retweeted by Hockey Hall of Fame Sportswriter, Helene Elliott. Or at least... attempted to be Retweeted. I have no idea what has happened here. STEP 3: Make a dumb joke about journalists losing their minds.   Now I know that the Lockout is driving journalists crazy because Helene Elliot can't even RT right. — The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) December 7, 2012   STEP 4: Get a Direct Message from the journalist you made the dumb joke about 15 minutes later. Hey... at least I spelled "Helene" right. When Helene Elliott isn't busy writing me sarcastic Direct Messages via Twitter... she's busy writing touching tributes via the Los Angeles Times about the passing of long-time Los Angeles Kings PA Announcer, David Courtney. When David Courtney passed away last week... it was the first time I've felt actual anger and frustration with the NHL Lockout. Here is a guy who dedicated his life to his work. Public Address announcing was his passion. And because a bunch of rich guys couldn't figure things out with a bunch of other rich guys... David Courtney was denied the chance to work the Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Banner Ceremony that was scheduled to take place Friday, October 12th. I only had one brief interaction with David when he was the PA Announcer for the Los Angeles Kings Fantasy Camp that I participated in earlier this year. Of course, my team was playing in the Championship game and David went around to each player to make sure he had the correct pronunciation of their names. A true professional... no matter what the venue. That is one bad-ass photograph. Earlier this week, Jesse Cohen and myself attempted to pay tribute to David Courtney via All The Kings Men Podcast. You can check out this episode of All The Kings Men here, subscribe to it on iTunes or listen below.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Chip Kelly reveals thought process behind Bradford trade

Charles Barkley on ex-agent: ‘I’d blow his damn brains out’

Bryce Harper doesn’t seem to care if Nationals make playoffs

Could the Spurs backups make playoffs in the east?

Josh Howard reportedly attempting NBA comeback

Reggie Wayne feels like a rookie with the Patriots

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Eric Davis: Jim Harbaugh coddled 49ers off the field

Scherzer gave pricey gifts to catchers on no-hitter, one-hitter

Seattle Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

Ryan Fitzpatrick believes he's due for breakout season

Report: Ref with Deflategate connection to work Pats game

Sam Bradford is proving himself to be the answer for Eagles

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Finding signs of life for the Red Sox

10 NFL players set for down seasons in 2015

Why NFL preseason games matter

August's winners and losers in sports

How the Chicago Cubs are swinging

Report: Barry Bonds loses collusion case

Packers smart to sit Rodgers for rest of preseason

Towns is perfect for today's NBA

The Opening Drive: Utah alum Jordan Gross is fed up with the HarBros

Five greatest NBAers without a ring

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker