Kings/Lightning Post Game Thoughts 01/17/06
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01-18-2006, 09:57 AM
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: The Money Pit
OK, morning after the game and here are some thoughts from the end of the ice where the Kings defend twice;
Our D is just not good enough to compete against decent teams. Matty played a solid game and did the simple things right. Gleason was alright but it'd be nice to have him paired with a vet, it's too much at this point to have him play that role. Dempsey and Weaver are decent #7's and it's tough relying on them for anything else, they just aren't talented enough to play 18-20+ min a night. Grebs is either ok or bad, there's no middle ground. Having him paired with corvo is just plain stupid. Corvo as a defensemen sucks. He does his little stick handle one play and then is completely lost on the next. Not good for Grebs to witness as his partner. I would move corvo as fast as possible, his stock will never be any higher.
Brown, Avery and Guliano were the only forwards that showed up and made anything happen. Luc is old. Army and Conroy need to step it up to help fill any void left from the injured and sick up front. Cammy can not be asked to play 24 min a game or he'll be the next on the IR. Why Parros only gets -5 min a game is confusing because he does create some problems for opposing D, he hits and makes space and screens goalies. Should be getting more ice time imo, I'd stick him on the PP and place him infront of the net
sounds logical to me.
Goaltending, well it just not great right now. It is hard to ask them to be superman and save everything, but we may need that the next few games. Listening to the "not in uniform tonight" list was a hit on the confidence before the puck was even dropped. In short our goalies could be better.
Pairing Grebs with corvo is
dumb. To be honest, I could care less if they stay or go. Replace them with another coaching staff and it may be better or it may be worse, but it may be different. Different coaching I'm not sure is the problem.
This is where our problem is. 3 seasons of injuries. It's not just a coincidence any longer. I'd make a few bold moves to get some D help. Move Grebs + 2nd for Boynton and sign him to a 3 yr deal. I'd try and get Roberts for a pick and Karlsson. We need to be WAY more active in keeping this team competitive.
I need some coffee.
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