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08-29-2013, 02:27 PM
Boom Boom Bear
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Kings arguably had the worst goaltending in the league: between Vachon & Hrudey, an endless revolving door sh*tshow cavalcade of human sieves: Lessard, Janecyk, Blake, Laskoski, etc. Hapless, bumbling defense until L. Murphy shows. No forward depth after first line following Goring trade/M. Murphy retirement pre-Nicholls ascendency. Taylor & Simmer both out with injuries for extended stretches. Unstable coaching. Bad drafting. Plus the most geographically disadvantaged franchise: travel must've taken its toll on Kings players more than any other during the period Dionne was with the Kings.

Dionne was in a weaker situation than most elite players ever found themselves in. I'm not sure how much more he could've done in that situation. I thought he was always a class act who gave 100%. Can't ask much more from a guy when most everyone around him is mediocre.

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