TM or the lack of talent?
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11-12-2011, 03:38 PM
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It's a little bit of both, but the Kings offensive personnel is probably overrated. We basically have Kopitar and a bunch of
With the cap it is impossible not to get a lot of 'maybes' in the top 6. Every single one of them has hit 30 goals before, they all know how to score. Sure, they aren't all in their prime, but we have solid personnel up front. I'd say we have a top-20 offense on paper, more likely top 10. Much better than 36 goals through 16 games, at any rate.
The personnel has changed, and is now not ideally suited for a tight defensive game that has been moderately successful over the last couple years. We lost one of our best bangers and one of the most responsible defensive centers in the league, both of which were in our bottom 6. The strategies need to be changed to play to the teams' strengths, and that's not happening right now.
As far as the poll, either answer could work. Either TM has to adjust or be out the door, or we need to acquire some bangers who aren't as skilled to play to the system's strengths. Getting more skill on this team will do absolutely nothing - in reality the team would be worse off.
With our strength in the back end and goal, I can't fathom why the Kings don't open it up. They have the firepower to outscore teams, then pile it on when they take chances. Right now it's like the team is trying to win a football game with a soccer squad.
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