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12-23-2010, 10:35 AM
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LeBrun: December (4th) a Turning Point in Kings Season

http://espn.go.com/blog/nhl/post/_/i...n-kings-season

"Circle Dec. 4 as the night the Los Angeles Kings turned their season around.

Maybe it's just me, but when I watched Anze Kopitar score in overtime that night against Detroit and saw the Kings' reaction at a rocking Staples Center, I remember thinking, "This might be what the floundering team needs."

"I think you're right on with that Detroit game," Kings coach Terry Murray told ESPN.com on Wednesday. "That was pretty big. You're playing against one of the premier teams in the league, and to pull that out in the end with that overtime, it was what we needed to jumpstart us. It reinforced our understanding that if we play the right way as a team and as a group, we can get some good wins here."

The Kings have gone 6-2-1 in December and now look like the team many of us had predicted to do great things this season. They just completed a tough, five-game, 10-day road trip (3-2-0) with big wins in Detroit (a 5-0 victory), Nashville (6-1) and Colorado (5-0)."

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It's a little early to call a game on December 4th the turning point of the Kings season. It's only December 23rd and there are 50 games left.

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Syd,

of course you're right, but if you were plotting a graph of the Kings wins and losses, the pivot point from down to up would definitely fall squarely on that game. Yes there many games left to be played, but from what looked like a season possibly falling off the edge, December has seen a resurgence not only of the style of hockey we know the Kings can play, but a return to form of some of those who were not producing early on, as well as the emergence of a couple of previously unheralded youngsters who are truly contributing to the upswing.

For my money, both objectively and subjectively, the OT win vs. Detroit was THE turning point.

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For my money, both objectively and subjectively, the OT win vs. Detroit was THE turning point.
...for the first 32 games, sure, but if the Kings miss the payoffs, how is that game a "turning" point? Maybe the Kings getting Poni and Mitchell back helped spark the team?

If the Kings miss the playoffs, the game against the Sharks was the turning point...

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...for the first 32 games, sure, but if the Kings miss the payoffs, how is that game a "turning" point? Maybe the Kings getting Poni and Mitchell back helped spark the team?

If the Kings miss the playoffs, the game against the Sharks was the turning point...
was totally reading this with your username/avatar not showing and based of the "..." at the beginning, i assumed it was JT Dutch. haha!

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...for the first 32 games, sure, but if the Kings miss the payoffs, how is that game a "turning" point? Maybe the Kings getting Poni and Mitchell back helped spark the team?

If the Kings miss the playoffs, the game against the Sharks was the turning point...
Don't be so literal, just because it doesn't say "Turning point in the season so far" doesn't render the article not worthwhile. Everyone knows its a long season with a lot of games left.

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Don't be so literal, just because it doesn't say "Turning point in the season so far" doesn't render the article not worthwhile. Everyone knows its a long season with a lot of games left.
I never said the article wasn't worthwhile; it was a very good article. I just wouldn't say it turned the Kings' season around, too early for that.

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I never said the article wasn't worthwhile; it was a very good article. I just wouldn't say it turned the Kings' season around, too early for that.
I work out on Ortega Hwy and I know that roads have many "turning points". There could be another one and another... Some are big, some are small, some are so gradual that you don't see them until later. The road seems to be headed in the right direction, but we won't know if there is a hairpin corner somewhere ahead of us.

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