#63 KINGS v. PREDATORS, 2/27/12 ... 2-1 Loss
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02-27-2012, 10:33 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
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Oh please. I'm more than capable of hearing criticism of my favorite King, if you were familiar with my posting at all you'd know that's the case. Nobody gets a free pass.
Yes, MR was involved in creating Nashville's second goal. But while the rest of the Kings were busy floating around and waiting for the clock to run out, Mike Richards made an all-out dive, sacrificing his body with a PERFECT read to poke the puck away and gave us a few more jam chances as the clock ran out. If someone was able to jam the puck past Rinne, MR would be lauded by everyone here as a hero for creating those last opportunities.
It's those types of plays that can really make the difference for a team, regardless of his lack of production or involvement on the Nashville goal. You don't just get to ignore the good things he does because of a mistake or two.
Don't get me wrong, I love MR and would do that trade every time, and I'm glad he's here. At this point I've pretty much written this season off completely for all the Kings. I'm just saying that he made a big mistake in a more critical situation that potentially cost the Kings at least a point, and you can't ignore that.
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