excited to see what happens when Mitchell comes back, Assuming JJ and DD stay together.
Will they go Mitchell-Scuds as the 2nd pairing (lol good luck any team scoring ever against that) or give Martinez Mitchell as a partner.
Come playoffs, this defence will be sick. If the lineup is
who on earth do the other team identify as the weak pairing to match their top lines up against?
I know DD & JJ are working at the moment, but I'd still split them up 5-on-5 and only pair them on the 1st PP unit for now, who knows in future years with guys like Hickey, Voynov, Forbort, Teubert and Muzzin still waiting in the wings. Defense doesn't look like it will be an issue for many years to come anymore.
Anyways, mainly because pairing them 5-on-5 effects the other D pairs too much IMO, but when Mitchell comes back ...
OK. I wanna know what happened to the real Kings. Last night is was an intense full 60 minutes of effort, stick to stick passing, speed all over the place, great coverage down low -- and the dead giveaway that those guys were impostors -- no TMMOTI penalty.
The fact that it was Kings general manager Dean Lombardi who originally drafted Sturm for the Sharks was a factor in getting him to agree to leave Boston on Dec. 11, but it wasn't the biggest one.
"They're a young, exciting team that has a good future and they needed a left winger," Sturm said Monday morning. "I think that was the main reason."
It didn't hurt that he was coming back to California either.
"I was shocked when they asked me to waive my no-trade clause, but after a few days of thinking about it, I was excited," Sturm said. "There were a few teams calling, but I always wanted to come back here to California and I think LA was the perfect fit for me."