Quick's played 50 games so far this season. He's got to win another 16 in the playoffs. Bernier needs to play a lot in March. Columbus is out of the playoff picture. Play Bernier and save Quick for the games that matter most. Makes sense.
Most playoff-bound teams would KILL to have the luxury of 2 solid goalies.
"In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened." - Vin Scully being clairvoyant in 1988.
The Los Angeles Kings - 2012 Stanley Cup Champions
Put me in the basketball is useless crowd. If dunks were worth 1 point, shots inside the three point line two points and then 3 point shots outside the line was how they scored then I might watch playoffs/championships but as long as guys who are close to 7 ft tall that can almost literally just place the ball inside the hoop get the same points as the guy who has to actually shoot the ball I am out.
As for the game the key to beating the jackets is to make their D move laterally. I noticed this the last two times we play them and I don't know why this is this way but if you notice the BJs d they appear to have coverage issues and get confused when having to switch coverage in all 3 zones.
One real problem area seems to be shallow in their own end as they try to begin establishing themselves, when any player cuts across the blue line laterally they get turned completely around. If I am noticing this then I am certain that others here are seeing the same thing and if we notice it then you can count on their coaching staff knowing about it but it still happens.
Get them moving laterally forcing them to shift and their d is suspect. Do that and try to keep that big guy on their team away from the front of our net and I like our chances against this team and give us a shot.
Sometimes I think this board goes by whatever the mob mentality says at the moment.
The Westgarth hate is the latest. I just don't get it. He's played 53 career NHL games has 3 points (all assists), and is a whopping -2. For a team that is always going to carry an enforcer on the roster as long as role still exists, you could do a lot worse and trust me, the Kings have (Ivanans, Flinn, Norton, Brennan).