Hey Telos....I noticed you have a little OCD with the >.< lately.
If you haven't noticed by now... I emote like a 13 year old girl I find it important when I am chatting to make sure people always know my tone, because I am often sarcastic and use light-hearted silliness in my posts that may be misinterpreted otherwise.
...Welp, now we can discuss the terrible start...
Bad game by on all fronts other than PP. It would take too long to say who was bad, and much easier to say who was good.
Smyth - Played strong, kept battling and getting the puck in front of the net. I liked what I saw.
Kopitar - Not overwhelming, but he did have his streaks of genius and he was out there commanding what little offense we had.
Handzus - Positionally solid, patient and looking to make things happen, he didn't get many bounces his way, but he was invisible in a game where everyone was being called out.
Frolov - Typical game, came up with a big goal, but had very little cons despite not commanding more offense.
Jim Fox put it perfectly - the Kings beat themselves, with so many god damn turnovers (every one of which seemed to go in). I'm not just asking Quick to play "ok" but I want him to play well enough that he looks like a good starter.
However, the mistakes are correctable, and again, it's just one game.