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12-27-2009, 04:39 PM
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Kings Promotions/Demotions

http://lakingsinsider.com/?p=2699

Elkins reassigned to Manchester, Parse and another forward expected to be recalled. My guess is that the Kings will bring up Cliche, Clune or Holloway.

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12-27-2009, 05:19 PM
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Damn >.< and I just finished putting Elkins on the King's roster on my stickied salary charts...

It will be interesting to see who they call up. I expect our entire right side to step it up regardless though.

Interesting line combinations today though:

Smyth-Kopitar-Purcell
Frolov-Handzus-Brown
Richardson-Moller-Simmonds
Ivanans-Harrold-Segal

Good enough.

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12-27-2009, 05:35 PM
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Sorry Elkins, you make a mistake you go back to Manchvegas.

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If Purcell gets another chance after this without performing... then I'll lose a good bit of faith in management's willingness to make a push for the playoffs. Give him until the Olympic break MAX.

If ever there were an opening, when preparation met opportunity in a twist of ill-fated luck for player, Williams' injury would be that for Purcell.

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Meh. I like our second line and our third line is interesting and has speed and promise. This is all or nothing for Purcell. He has no where else to go after this. If he fails here he will have no place within the organization and will be moved. We'll see. Technically Simmonds wasn't injured, but I see the reasoning.

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Damn >.< and I just finished putting Elkins on the King's roster on my stickied salary charts...

It will be interesting to see who they call up. I expect our entire right side to step it up regardless though.

Interesting line combinations today though:

Smyth-Kopitar-Purcell
Frolov-Handzus-Brown
Richardson-Moller-Simmonds
Ivanans-Harrold-Segal

Good enough.
Simmonds?

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12-27-2009, 06:40 PM
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Simmonds?
What?

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He's asking you to refer to him by his proper name - Night Train.

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Looks like we'll finally get a look at Cliche. No, I don't have inside knowledge but he seems like the obvious choice to center the 4th line. And I do believe he's back from injury.

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Elkins made two big mistakes the last game and several minimal errors. I like his play but he has some things to work on. I'd love to see Clune.

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Parse better be coming back up.

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... We'll see if this translates into a true shot for Purcell and not another situation where he's playing eleven minutes and change and being shuttled to another line just as he's building chemistry with this one. The first line hasn't done much of anything in the last 20 games, so it's not like they're taking a huge risk here.

Simmonds looked terribly, painfully slow and ineffective. I love the guy, but if this is what's to be expected from him for the next several games, it's best to keep him on the 4th line until he at least resembles the player he was before he went down.

I disagree with sending Elkins down. Allow him to center the fourth line and get some experience out there; sure, the kid made a mistake yesterday but he's not the first nor the last to do so. To send him down is a ridiculously short-sighted and knee-jerk thing to do. I've never seen a player develop and get better by being jerked around every time he makes a mistake out there. All that will do is make most players tentative and afraid to make any kind of play.

I'd like to see Moller get a chance to play alongside Handzus and Frolov, and to see that line left alone for at least 8-10 games to allow Moller to find a niche with them. Moller's a puck mover; let him work alongside Frolov and see if they can't facilitate each other and create a few chances.

Richardson and Brown showed some nice chemistry; pair them up with someone like Parse and create an energy line to draw penalties and create chances off the rush and/or from forechecking.

Smyth-Kopitar-Purcell
Frolov-Handzus-Moller
Parse-Richardson-Brown
Ivanans-Elkins or Cliche-Simmonds

It's obvious that the Kings could have had better luck this December, but if they can't withstand an injury to Justin Williams, of all people -- then perhaps they're not as good nor as deep as they think they are.

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Frolov - Richardson - Brown

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12-28-2009, 12:09 AM
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Who is it next....Clune, Cliche or Parse....?

If you look at centers though...Bates, Gauthier, Cliche and Mikus are the Manchester centers.

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We need goal scoring, so lets bring Moller back and let him play.

Would be nice to bring up Clune for once and bring back Parse.

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We need goal scoring, so lets bring Moller back and let him play.

Would be nice to bring up Clune for once and bring back Parse.
Moller is playing

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Purcell will only have a chance to thrive if Kopitar starts doing something offensively.

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Elkins was missing assignments with poor defensive coverage in his own end. Mistakes that NHL centermen shouldn't make, so it is understandable as to why the Kings felt he needed to be returned to Manchester.

As for Purcell. He has not made the most of his opportunities, unlike someone like Parse who understood what he had to do to stick around as long as he did (and to earn yet another call up).

I can't think of any one specific skill that Purcell is exceptional in. He's not fast. He's not strong. His skills with the puck are pretty average at the NHL level. He's just a player who fills a roster spot as of now and really doesn't contribute much else to the team. Are the Kings missing anything when he is not in the lineup?

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What?
My bad. I didn't realize he was already back from injury.

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Damn >.< and I just finished putting Elkins on the King's roster on my stickied salary charts...

It will be interesting to see who they call up. I expect our entire right side to step it up regardless though.

Interesting line combinations today though:

Smyth-Kopitar-Purcell
Frolov-Handzus-Brown
Richardson-Moller-Simmonds
Ivanans-Harrold-Segal

Good enough.
I threw up a little.

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If Purcell gets another chance after this without performing... then I'll lose a good bit of faith in management's willingness to make a push for the playoffs. Give him until the Olympic break MAX.

If ever there were an opening, when preparation met opportunity in a twist of ill-fated luck for player, Williams' injury would be that for Purcell.
Well said.

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Parse is up.

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