At what point does Kopitar take responsibility?
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12-30-2011, 07:13 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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A sniper on Kopitar's line has no bearing on Kopitar continually wilting under pressure.
And you would know that how? He had Smyth on his wing playing well and Kopitar was great. He had Williams last season on his wing playing well and Kopitar was playing great. He had even Brown on his wing playing well and Kopitar was playing great. He had Gagne on his wing playing well and Kopitar was playing great. He had Williams this season on his wing playing well and Kopitar was playing well.
Who doesn't see the pattern here? Now tell me when did Kopitar have a winger in great form and he wasn't playing well? It happened, yes, but not for longer period, when we could say that he was in a slump. Once he has great wingers and he is playing badly, I will believe all the criticisms and if that happens he should immediately be demoted and let Richards play with top line wingers.
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How often do you see Kopitar wind up a big slapper? How often do you see him take the puck over the blue line and fire a wrister? how often do you see him 1 time the puck?
He is most definitely not a shooter, just compare him and Dustin Brown, Brown is a shooter and there is a pretty huge difference in how they play the game. Kopitar is definitely more of a playmaker
Kopitar is both, a playmaker and a shooter. I don't see why fighting over which one he is "more" and trying to put only one of both labels on him. Kopitar has shown many times that he has some great shooting ability and he has also shown many times that he can pass just as good as anyone (no he is not an average passer).
The problem is that he is being evaluated now, when he is just not playing very well. So people exaggerate how bad he is at both. When Kopitar is playing top game, people will say how GOOD he is at both playmaking and shooting and you guys will fight again over what kind of a center he is. At the moment your arguments are how BAD he is at both playmaking and shooting. It's very simple.
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