Honestly boys, this game highlighted why Frolov won't be around next season. He is either a top 6 forward or he's not. If he's not, he has to be ready to accept 3 years, 2.5 million. If he is, he needs to play like one.
i agree about frolov.
what i'm surprised by is that no one has mentioned the basic fact of this game: the hawks outworked the kings. they won the battles for loose pucks, they were very strong on the boards, and they just played all-around better, even before the third period. at that point, the wheels fell off. so i went for a cycle, which was lovely, thanks. the kings kept it close in the first and second but never really had any sustained pressure.
the lesson i hope the team takes away from this is that you actually have to work. as cliche as it sounds, if they don't bring intensity and work ethic each night, they're going to lose, whether it's to a not-so-good team (nashville) or a good team (chicago).