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03-05-2013, 05:22 PM
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Agreed. Simmonds was always way behind Lucic, Clowe, Stewart, Iginla, Doan, when people talked about best power forwards in the league...now he is right up there in the top 3. He is shown he can fight anyone, play in all situations and score big goals. He has 9 goals and 8 assists and 4 fights...no losses. This is coming off last years 28 goal season. Kings believed Clifford was ready to take his spot, but as much as I like Cliffy, he is not Simmonds. Wayne showed even his first year he was more than a 4th line player with 9 goals. Now we have a void of a power forward. Penner is awful, King has 1 goal, Nolan is a stud, but showing he is still a 4th liner...I'm hoping Andreoff is the 2nd coming on Simmonds.
The only thing that makes Simmonds a PF now days is that he fights. his game is not close to what it was when he was a King. He is nothing but a finesse player now days. No disrespect to him because he's playing amazing offense but the man doesn't hit, drive to the net and only stick pokes in the corners.

yet another example of how the Kings system restrains offense.

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