JR out 4-6 weeks
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12-20-2005, 11:26 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Lost in LA
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This hurts the team. I don't know why so many of you can't acknowledge it. Over the last few games, I heard a lot of "this is the JR that the Kings need" (especially for the playoffs)... but, as of this afternoon, it's turned into "we don't need JR." Which is it?
JR was just beginning to look like a true top-6, and who knows; it might've continued like that. Can you really say that, over the next 4-6 weeks, he wouldn't have been very important to the Kings success? He's one of the team's better penalty killers. He also contributes with good speed and passing. Sure, fill-in players do an ok job, but there's no substitute for true top-6 talent. I would've thought that the '03-'04 season (with fill-in players up the wazoo) had already taught that lesson.
DT not making a move yet to shore up the forwards could really bite the team over the next 4-6 weeks. We'll see...
I agree in that we really need to make some kind of move after the holiday freeze is over. Otherwise, it WILL bite us big time. The big question, is what will we have to give up? The Thornton trade as well as others, lead me to believe that it might not be as bad as originally feared.
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