Originally posted 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.
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