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Kings @ Coyotes 2/21/12 - Straight talk from Sutter
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02-21-2012, 11:44 AM
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If the Kings don't ever win a game again, it's refreshing that the coach is speaking the truth and not some contrived BS.
“Kopitar and Brown to get going. Neither one has done much for six weeks.
These guys talk too much about the team. They should talk more about more about themselves, what they bring to the table.
Kopi and Brownie have been stale,
from my standpoint, for a little while together. In terms of producing opportunities, if it’s working backwards, in terms of who you perceive as your fourth line, to your first, then it’s not really a team thing.’’
"(Kopitar) has to bring more energy and more purpose when he has the puck. It’s not that he’s playing poorly. If you didn’t look at him as a high-end offensive player, he’s playing well enough in the three zones, but
when he’s got the puck in the offensive zone, he’s got to be a lot more determined, purposed player when he has it in the offensive zone.
He does a really good job of getting there with it and helping everybody else get there, but he’s got to do a better job once he has it there, because he’s capable."
“Brownie is a straight-line, up-and-down, go-to-the net, shoot-the-puck, run-over-people player. If he’s not doing all those things, he’s not effective."
Put Richards on the 1st line, Kopi on the 2nd.
About time somebody call these guys out, they have sucked since the all star break.
Kopi is a nice guy, maybe that is his problem.. Needs to play with more of an edge..
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