We need a hero - Islanders beat Kings 3-0 Postgame Thoughts
The Kings didn't show up. Lombardi needs to make a trade. No one should be safe except for Kopitar, Quick, Doughty, and Johnson. There's no reason to go 8-0-3, go into a game against a weaker team at their house, and then just die. If we had lost in a tough game? Fine. If we had lost 3-0, but at least showed energy and caught some bad breaks like the last game we lost in regulation against Phoenix? Sure, whatever, still mad, but we would have at least played decent.
This was possibly the worst game of the season. I've watched every single game this year, and this was the most boring, non caring and dead team I've seen all year. We got destroyed in Montreal, but this game might top it because at least we scored a goal there.
Make a damn trade, Lombardi. Every other team in the West who needs help is getting it. The road trip is over. The Kings are going home against Anaheim. We have three days off. We need to make the push now, please.
Oh, and Loktionov should have not been scratched for Westgarth. He's terrible.
Can't wait for the likes of Handzus and Ponikarovsky to be done with this team. This roster is full of slugs, the Isles speed exposed the Kings. An outright disgraceful performance by all players on the ice, not a single King stood out for having a good game. It's as if they were waiting to get back to the hotel as soon as the puck dropped. Not a bit of fight shown from a team that should be playing with desperation.
Loktionov should've played, not just saying that because we lost but because it's clear to me that he's the only creative guy offensively, Handzus and Stoll are really 2-way forwards, they've got no creativity and that's something Loktionov brings to the table that our other centers don't.
Here's to hoping he's back in on Wednesday (most likely won't be because Sturm should be back)
It's still a great trip, no doubt about it. Just frustrating to see MM produce against us, two goals + a goal post.
Moulson, Gaborik and Cammy all scored against us this season, just a reminder that the Kings lack of talent is no ones to blame but our managements.
We need to get something at the deadline, we have to many guys playing a line to high. Clifford for example, love him as a player, loves what he brings but he isn't a Top 9 forward in the NHL at this point. Perfect for a 4th line role, not a 3rd line role with Handzus and Brown.
Anze Kopitar: 3 goals in past 30 games
Dustin Brown: 3 goals in past 24 games
Justin Williams: 6 goals in past 25 games
Ryan Smyth: 5 goals in past 22 games.
Jarret Stoll: 8 goals in past 35 games.
Michal Handzus: 6 goals in past 48 games.
That isn't a lot of offense and there is a lot of inconsistency from the six highest paid forwards on the Kings.