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01-14-2013, 03:08 PM
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I disagree. I think you could have come up with a long list of weaknesses if the Kings had missed the playoffs....fortunately, we don't have to, we can just concentrate on the positives.
But think about it, players like Penner, Carter...hell, you could even put Brown in that mix...all underachieved until playoff time. If you never had a chance to see that, we might be calling for a semi-rebuild....not to mention DL's head.
Again, a lot of that falls back on the players. Outside of Carter and the promotion of King and Nolan and release of Hunter and Moreau, DL changed very little about the team. While those guys made an impact for sure in our playoff run, the reason we went where we did was because of players elevating their game, such as Brown and Stoll, moreso than anything DL did/didn't do.
EDIT to add that he also changed the Head Coach role, which did have a big impact.
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