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07-18-2012, 03:07 AM
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The only bad luck Lokti had was the Kings getting better up front. He's a top-6 type guy, and those spots are taken. You can't really compare him to Stoll because Lokti can't do what Jarret does.
Lokti has no future with the Kings because of his play, not because of bad luck. He got a shot with Richards when Gagne went down and did little with it. King comes in and doubles Lokti's points in far less games. That's what Lokti needs to do.
I want nothing more to see the guy succeed, but I want to see the team win more. I think Lokti would flourish with a team like Edmonton where he could utilize more skill.
Lokti played with richards for what a couple of games? also that was when the entire team was struggling mightly offensiveley and it was out of position. Also it was with Murray as coach not Sutter. King only played under Sutters system (sutter was obviously a huge catalyst for our offense).
Also I'm not suggesting that Lokti is equal to King at wing. I just felt like the dude got a raw deal with linemates and the period of time he played was before we got Crter and our offense started to take off.
Even then when when watcing the game I thought Lokti clearly stood out as the best player on our 3rd line. I believe he was playing wth Lewis and Richardson at the time. You simply are not going to ge much offense out of Terry murray coached team with Lewis and Richardson as your linemates.
Regardless Im not trying to suggest Lokti is for sure the right person going forward on that 3rd line, just dissapointed that he wont get to compete for it anytime in the near future. I thought for a young player he looked good even thoughthe numbers weren't there (or variety of reasons) to support it.
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