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The Royal Half:
KINGS 4, BLUES 1
In order to spice up another ho-hum Los Angeles Kings victory over the St. Louis Blues... the Management Team at Fox Sports West decided to do something incredibly groundbreaking with its television broadcast team...
They took 3 broadcasters and placed them all 50 feet away from each other.
O'Neal and Carter.
Carter and O'Neal.
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So Fox Sports West finally gave into the popular trend of putting broadcasters close to the action on the ice in a position known as "Between the Benches."
Or in Jim Fox's case... literally at the end of St. Louis' bench.
Don't underestimate how powerful a figure in broadcasting Jim Fox is.
The girl on the right was so incredibly interested in what Jim Fox had to say...
... that he had her removed the next period.
I have to say, the team at Fox Sports West was really on top of it during this broadcast. They wanted the viewers at home to feel like they are part of the game. So, much like Coach Sutter...
They changed up the lines constantly.
But trust me, swapping out Jordan Nolan for Dwight King wasn't the scariest thing to happen on the bench during this game.
I guess Davis Payne really took that whole "Don't Fire Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes"
thing pretty seriously, huh? We really haven't explored just how scary looking Davis Payne is
on The Royal Half this season and I apologize for that.
How bad are things for the St. Louis Blues right now?
They can't even give away free trading cards of their players.
And it seems like opposing goaltenders can beat them with their eyes closed.
Well... at least you have that Central Divisio... I'm sorry, I just can't.
It sure seems like Coach Sutter's new lines are really changing the way things look around the LA Kings.
Legion of Douche.
Everyone is talking about how well Keaton Ellerby played in his 2nd game for the LA Kings.
But no one is talking about how his awful pass out of the zone led to Jeff Carter's 1st goal.
Keaton Ellerby has something to say to all the Kings fans
that wrote him off after the Red Wings game.
I wish there was someway to visually express how St. Louis Blues fans must feel about their team right now.
There you go.
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We recently showed you video of the 2013 Los Angeles Kings Ice Crew Girls bikini calendar shoot, and now we're showing invididual profiles of these lovely ladies.
Yesterday we showed you Cassie (Miss October), and now we bring you Miss November, Vanessa:
If Vanessa looks familiar to you, it may be because we featured an Ice Crew Girls video profile of her in 2011...
Last week, we showed you video of the 2013 Los Angeles Kings Ice Girls bikini calendar shoot. And now we're going to show you the individual video profiles of these lovely Ice Girls.
First up, is Miss October, Cassie:
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The next time you hear Kings goalie Jonathan Quick dodge responsibility for a loss will be a first.
Quick owns these things the losses and the goals allowed. So imagine how someone who is already self-critical managed to handle the loss Sunday in Detroit in which he let in a uncharacteristically soft goal with five seconds left?
"Obviously that was a tough pill to swallow...
The Los Angeles Kings have done it again. The 2012-13 crop of ice girls is one of their best yet and today we are highlighting one of our favorites: Vanessa.
Vanessa grew up in Los Angeles and has been a Kings fan her entire life. She seems to legitimately love the fact that she is an ice girl for her favorite team. Since she couldn’t play in the NHL this is sort of her fulfilling...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Many observers liked the Blues to take another step forward with a long playoff run next spring. Some, including this scribe, liked the Blues to use last season's successes to catapult themselves to the franchise's first Stanley Cup championship, much like what Los Angeles did last season.
Forward T.J. Oshie and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk...
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
On this day, the Blues coaching staff was on board a bus that transported them from their hotel to Joe Louis Arena at 8:30 a.m. Their "office" at the arena is a AAA minor hockey team dressing room next to the team's dressing room. By 9 a.m., there are seven laptops up and running plus a big screen television with video capability. The...
Scott Burnside is embedded with the St. Louis Blues, traveling on their three-game, five-night road trip to Detroit, Calgary and Vancouver.
CALGARY, Alberta -- The visiting coaches' room at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary is a first cousin to a broom closet.
By the time the St. Louis Blues' coaching staff and their bags and computers are in the room, there is...
Proceeds from tribute jerseys, worn by members of the St. Louis Blues, will benefit Cardinals Care
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (February 15, 2013) – Today, Cardinals Care, the charitable foundation of the St. Louis Cardinals, announced the start of a ten-day online auction of commemorative “Musial 6” jerseys worn and autographed by St. Louis Blues hockey players.
The auction, which begins...
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- The save of the season might have been made by a rookie starting his second game in the NHL.
It was one of 30 stops for Blues goalie Jake Allen as St. Louis beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 on Friday night.
The play that had the Scotiabank Saddledome sellout crowd buzzing and was up on YouTube not long after was Allen's stop against T.J. Brodie halfway through...
The St. Louis Blues have lost five in a row as the team heads back to where the current slide began and take on the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.
Since losing to Detroit, the Blues' recent play has been baffling and frustrating all at the same time. Dominating play at the beginning of the season, the Blues now look to be sluggish, uninspired and distracted.
Uggghhhh. Nice to get a point against a division team, but...
Okay, let us just get through this recap. This is painful for me (as I don't drink near as much as I used to weeknights).
First Period – Just as Pierre and Edso are talking about what a great rookie Barrett Jackassman was and how he totally deserved to win the Calder over Z, Tatar takes the puck...
I don't know what the *#$%@& to say. The Red Wings had a 2-0 lead on the sleeping St. Louis Blues, and then, somehow, a team that'd won 3 straight and 3 straight games against St. Louis managed to find a way to wake a sleeping giant and *#$%@& themselves over as thoroughly as possible en route to a 3-2 OT loss to the Blues.
The Red Wings took all of 5 shots in the...
St. Louis Blues (7-5-1, 15 points â 8th) vs. Calgary Flames (4-4-3, 11 points â 12th)
Game Time: 8:00pm Central
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
Tale of the Tape
Goals per game: St. Louis 4th (3.25 GPG), Calgary T-7th (3.00 GPG)
Goals allowed per game: St. Louis 24th (3.23 GPG), Calgary 26th (3.27 GPG)
Shots per game: St. Louis...
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Tonight the Calgary Flames will take on the St Louis Blues and itâs sure to be a battle. Both teams have just turned around a losing streak and will be determined to extend it. St. Louis has had a respectable start to the season sitting at 7-5...