Kings Playing the Blues: THOUGHTS & TIDBITS
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12-05-2009, 06:42 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Los Angeles
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I do. I distinguish between not being able to make anything happen and working hard. If one is focused purely on results (the "finish") he sucked ass today. But, the "effort" was there. The shot where he damn near ended it is a good example of that. He made one too many moves and the puck rolled off his stick. It wasn't for a lack of trying. Kopi needs Smyth. Smyth opens space for him and give Kopitar space and he is one of the best. Did you notice how much he was getting double teamed and bumped?
I don't know Zad, I got to go with bland on this one. Kopi was dogging it, but he wasn't the only one.
He has used his speed at all lately. He has jets, but he isn't using them to beat guys to inside position, boht defensively and offensively.
Also, maybe someone who watched all the replays on tv can correct me, but the linesmen looks awful to me, as well as the refs. Most of the calls were weak, and a lot of boarding, interference and holding went uncalled.
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