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11-27-2011, 02:44 AM
Ziggy Stardust
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The sad thing about today's loss is that aside from a dismal first period where nothing was happening, the Kings did seem to outplay the Hawks, but in the end, it still is a wasted effort that goes back to the same tired old problem that has become this teams' Achilles heel: they simply have no finish. Just watch most of LA's great scoring opportunities, they don't come from setup plays, it is from second chances or scrambles in front. Their offensive strategy is playing a game of chance.

If the Kings are to take that apparent next step, then they have to become an intimidating team. Clearly they won't intimidate teams offensively, but they have failed to do so physically as well. What good are those big bodies that Dean Lombardi has accumulated if they aren't going to be a physical presence? Rather, we see guys like Moreau taking needless slashing penalties costing the team valuable points in the standings.

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