Kings vs. Oilers - Postgame Thoughts and Tidbits
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11-04-2011, 06:39 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
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I can admit I was wrong on Handzus. I didn't realize what he provided to the Kings until it was gone. Sure he wasn't the fastest guy, but he was an asset in the 3rd line role, one of the smartest players on the team. The downgrade in 3rd line center from last year to this year is painfully obvious.
So, the Kings were 25th in offense last year and are 26th right now. That is because the Kings lost Handzus?
The Kings offense hasn't fallen that much. This is how it has been for most of Terry's tenure in LA. Doesn't seem to matter who is in the lineup.
Wasn't Handzus supposed to be a defensive player? The Kings are 3rd in the NHL right now in defense and were 7th last year. So, the Kings are slighly worse on offense and better on defense without Handzus.
Edmonton's 3rd goal last night was just the third goal scored against the Kings with Stoll on the ice and somehow Kopitar was out there too (was the goal after a faceoff?). Kopitar has been on the ice for 8 goals against the past 4 games.
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