Did Lombardi do enough for this team at the trade deadline?
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05-05-2013, 10:28 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
King is constantly the First man in, how does he slow down anyone ?
Guys King is not the reason the Top six can't score right now. It has nothing to do with him.
The options are Penner and King that's it. Toffoli would get eaten alive in a series like this.
I think it has a lot to do with him. He's not a top 6 player and does not have the skill set, it doesn't matter how fast he is, he can't finish and that's been obvious for awhile. He had opportunities to finish off passes , esp in the first 2 games and couldn't do it, just like he couldn't on the breakaway last night. He'd been more successful in his role where he's better suited, bottom line player.
Penner has been the better player of the pair thru the first 3 and at least has top 6 skill set ability to finish. He'd be a much better complment to MR and JC on that line and showed last year in the playoffs how he can use his size, strength along the boards to win battles and help that line score.
As long Sutter refuses to take off his King blinding glasses, that line isn't going to have success, they're incomplete.
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