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02-20-2011, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Martyros View Post
Not to sound like a Lombardi-hater but Moulson would have been the best shooting option on Kopitar's wing.......
Yes he would have, and this is cause for concern. This team and system has simply had trouble developing skilled forwards.

All some people want to say about guys like Moulson are "He wouldn't do it here" , "Not a DL type player" , "Doing it on a bad team", "One year wonder", "product of Tavares" blah blah blah.

Moulson, Purcell and Boyle all made their NHL debuts in the 07-08 season, all are now gone and enjoying success with their new teams while the Kings struggle to score goals.

None of these guys could ever get it going here, do they shoulder some blame? Absolutely, but it's a bit alarming when three guys who were struggling here go elsewhere and suddenly develop into players. The jury may still be out on Purcell and Boyle but there is no questioning that Moulson is a legit 25-30 goal guy with an elite NHL shot.

What concerns me is the next group, we are already starting to see it with guys like Moller and Loktionov being jerked around. Loktionov being scratched tonight was one of the most pathetic roster moves you will ever see, but sadly we saw the same with the names above as well. Being scratched for guys like Ivanans and Segal. Skating on 4th lines with guys like Zeiler, Ivanans etc.

The Kings are good at developing gritty forwards like Clifford, Simmonds and Lewis, but how many skilled forwards have been developed here in the past five years?

What is going to make Loktionov, Toffoli, Weal, Kitsyn different from these guys?

And just remember, if nothing is done at the deadline because the cost is to high (and I don't want him to overpay). Just remember when this rebuild started we had all these guys, plus Cammalleri on the roster. And the total return for all the assets was Colten Teubert, Jordan Weal and Jeff Halpern.

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