GDT: Los Angeles Kings at Carolina Hurricanes
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11-08-2003, 07:58 PM
Join Date: May 2002
Oh, and again we saw Sim (2:32 seconds) Pirnes (2:45 seconds) and Klatt (3
2) of PP time while Frolov saw 31 seconds of PP and 33 of PK. Brown was on teh ice for a total of 8:mins 53.
Of course the reason that nobody saw much time on the PK is that they scored on both of thier opps pretty quickly and nobody had more than 38 seconds of PK time so there isn't much to blame on the amount of time spent where that is concerned.
I still have to question why we are seeing our energy guys sucking up (without success) all of this PP time when some of our gifted scoring forwards are sitting on the bench. I have no problem with Army/Palffy and Luc seeing all of the time that they are getting and heck, if they were able to stay out there for all of the time on special teams that would be ok with me. I just have a hard time justifying why second rate scoring threats (solid energy/grinding forwards though) are getting so much time on the actual PP. If it was the PK you could make the argument that they are the right guys to be out there as that is their specialty.
Tonight we did see Pirnes Sim Charty all get as much PK time as anyone else did and that is a good thing.
I can't see why Frolov is getting dogged the way he is when it comes to PP time from Andy. The kid has proven that he has the skills and if the number one unit is doing too much standing around then why not sit Luc for a shift and let Frolov get in there for a chance. The more he sits in those situations the less he learns.
Granted, we don't have Stympy in and I have heard that when we get back that Deader AND Stympy will both be playing and that should change things for the better but still, why put the kid behind the 8ball.
I would like to have seen at least for a little bit of one of our 8 PP's a little Brown Frolov Army or even Klatt Ebell Frolov to see if they could do anything. We will never know when our second unit consists of grinders who, while CAN pop in the lucky PP goal once in awhile, are just not suited to that type of play.
Oh well, I will put the soap box away. We played a good game and can only get better. We are tied for first and not that far out (3 points at this time) of over all and we are doing it without Stympy/Allisomething and Deader. Three of our top forwards. Absolutely amazing and a major tip of the hat to AM for having the team even be this close.
Go Kings Go.
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