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11-15-2013, 08:01 PM
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Iron Duke
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This is feeling more and more like the Kings team I watched during the end of Dave Taylor's tenure and Lombardi's first few years. Lot of youth, meh free agent signings (Michal Handzus, Ladislav Nagy, etc...), and they just weren't very good. Deano started blowing it up soon after, including a lot of what we figured would have been the "young core": Frolov, Cammalleri, O'Sullivan and even guys like Moulson and Purcell, with only Kopitar, Brown, and Quick remaining. Miserable hockey to watch, and a whole lot of hoping that guys like Thomas Hickey were gonna be the next Scott Niedermayer.

Keeps going this route, there will be changes, and it's probably deserved. But it will still suck. A lot of folks ready to see changes in the front office and behind the bench. You'll probably get your wish. It'll still be sad, as those guys kept the ship floating and managed to scrap together an identity for the organization for many years. But it won't stop there. When the next guys come in, we'll see players that we assumed this team would be built around for the next 5-10 years being sent on their way. We'll get excited about the potential for building around a few 17 and 18 year olds that will likely never see an NHL game.

Losing sucks.

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