Game #1: Kings lose to Blackhawks 5-2
View Single Post
01-20-2013, 12:19 AM
Good to be the Kings
Join Date: Dec 2006
Originally Posted by
I believe that was what you were implying considering you proposed that the team played better without him. I don't think he hurt the team by being on the ice and none of his teammates or the coach seemed to have an issue with it.
Are you questioning Sutter's decision to let him play?
They're gonna likely move Gagne down and get back to the lines from the playoffs. Brown back to the left side where he plays a lot better from, carter back on wing, etc. I don't think Gagne should be top line. I think he's a better threat lower down. It's like when we had Stoll as our second center and he improved greatly when he got bumped to third.
There's just no doubt being without Kopitar screws everything up.
I'm not questioning his decision but you claim that he was useful. Penner was great in the play offs, Gagne wasn't, Penner improved around the ending of the season, Penner had a good first game. Gagne played like crap almost all his time as a king and today I think I wasn't the only one who expected Gagne to have a great first game after his comment about his health in the off season but it just seems to me his health or not he's not good anymore. Penner actually got better and it carried through the off season[/QUOTE]
He was a gamble for the Finals, nothing more, nothing less. But he hasn't played a whole lot since he got hurt and I think the guy needs the opportunity to get into game shape, generate some chemistry and see what he can contribute. If he's dogging it out there still in a couple weeks, do whatever with him.
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by kingsholygrail