I learned a new word tonight - "shinny". Justin Williams referred to the Kings play as such even though they had the lead. What does it mean? In short, a little sloppy and loose. It's a cross between serious and ******. I like it. I will find uses for it.
I hate watching the Kings because I hate watching Anze Kopitar. It hurts too much. He's like the girl you turned down in high school because she was ugly and you wanted to date someone else. Then you find out that the girl turned into a beautiful woman and the someone else is Brian Lee.
By the way - where were you Zad? Not a peep in the GDT and then before the game is even over here is the PGT. Missed ya in the GDT.
"I think part of his game is he’s over aggressive at times, which I like. We’ll tame that. I’d rather tame a lion than paint stripes on the kitty cat." - Dean Lombardi discussing Brayden McNabb
But just like the other night--we're FAAAR from playing our best hockey, have significant injuries, and are finally entering the favorable part of our schedule--we're still winning games and sitting pretty in the conference. I like
I am trying and failing to see why everybody here hates Brown. Just do not get it.
Love the way Matt Greene played tonight. Did not notice him until someone touched Quick, then he was all over it. We need that grit.
Brad Richardson is solid. Just simple smart plays everywhere on the ice, nothing fancy but solid. Good 4th line C that can fill in as neccessary higher I like it.
Although he scored those two goals late, I was not overly impressed with Williams. He needs to be stronger on the puck, IMO.
Doughty is the man. Enough said.
Handzus was awesome on draws, and it showed. Very solid game.
Knew this would happen eventually... Nobody "hates" Brown - tonight, and as well as in the Chicago game, you see what happens when he is decisive. Far too often, since he fell into his rut in the middle of last season, Dustin plays tentatively and makes poor decisions because he overthinks things.
He was forceful and determined for the second time in the last three games. That's all I ask for - I couldn't care less if he scores 10 goals a season for the rest of his career. He can make a difference without ever touching the puck, but he just doesn't do it consistently.
Jones, I really don't like you or your play but you keep scoring, and im so torn.
SECONDARY SCORING.....before the 2 Williams goals, we had a goal from a 4th liner(I know he was on the 2nd), 3rd liner, and 2 defense men. Its good to see that we can win games without the top lines throwing up numbers.
Defensively we were kinda off tonight, honestly imo JJ is just as much at fault for the frolov give away as fro was, terrible place to make a drop pass. He kinda shifted the pressure from himself to fro, similar to the Kings 5th goal. Also Doughty/OD/Jones made a few i'll advised moves in the neutral zone.
JJ has really turned it on physically the last couple games, and coincidentally or not he has started to get some points to, hope he keeps it up.
Quick played good, D let him down none of the goals were his fault.
Kopitar goes down a little soft, glad he went back out after the spill, hope it was just getting the wind knocked out of him.