2013 Training Camp Thread (Camp opens weekend of 1/11; NHL games start 1/19)
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01-09-2013, 11:52 PM
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That makes no sense. Tons of players need to be protected. Hell Greene needs to be protected imo (Amart to). The 4th line gets protected, should all of them get sent back down?? Bottom line is many many players have limitations that is why teams do line matching. It is also why you often see teams break up their 2 best defensemen....sorry not every team is built with 6 Doughtys and 12 Kopitars.
So you're saying the Kings only have three D players that are able to handle their own ?
Greene had a career year last year, and it was not because he was protected. He is actually a good Defensive player, that has some bad moments.
But you have to take the good with the bad.
The fourth line is not protected, Sutter played that fourth line against anyone.
They simply have a roll to play, that roll is only 8 to 11 minutes a night.
No one is calling for A-Mart to be protected, he doesn't need to be ether.
What doesn't make sense is breaking up a paring that has chemistry and is dominant.
That is Drew and Scuds.
All because Slava isn't ready to shoulder some more responsibility ?
If that's the case, he need not be on the roster. Find someone else. Hickey would be more than happy to have those top four minutes.
Ultimately it's Sutter's call , and I don't think he is going to let anyone not put on Big boy pants.
Slava will be expected to get it done without Mitchell/Scuds. If Slava doesn't get it done, I am confidant the Kings will find someone who will.
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