Why do you criticize this team?
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01-23-2012, 04:10 PM
Buddy The Elf
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Anyone that watched the Kings during the last little bit of the Gretzky era and immediately following that knows what it feels like to want to stick a needle in their eye.
This team is exceedingly frustrating for the very reason Tony provided. These players should be able to fix the problem with the offense themselves, but they don't. This may force moves to be made that will not be for the long term good of the franchise.
For better or worse Dean has cast his lot with Kopitar and Doughty. Two players most of us would agree needed to be kept in the fold long term. If these two don't wake up and take ownership (like Quick has) of this team's success, it will continue to be frustrating.
I for one only want to see any trades or hockey deals that are focused on success beyond this season, say for the next 3 or 4 years. The window for success is just now opening.
Yeah as mediocre as Doughty has been, I cringe at thinking of trading him. I also never want to see Kopitar wear another jersey other than a Kings jersey.
Replacing Stoll with Loktionov and losing Penner's salary gives the Kings roughly $7m in cap space to find some offense. I know Parise is a pipe dream but the money is there to try. If they have to go the trade route, I think they should look at moving Jack Johnson.
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