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10-07-2011, 11:07 PM
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As expected A Mart was nails. I am happy to see everyone else catching up.

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10-07-2011, 11:38 PM
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Just finished watching the game. Man, we played great overall and RICHARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love him! A-mart was awesome today, too.

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10-07-2011, 11:41 PM
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Just finished watching the game. Man, we played great overall and RICHARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love him! A-mart was awesome today, too.
Same.
i thought the First period was the best and the next two were a little of a let down.
i will be watching tomorrows game live

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10-07-2011, 11:42 PM
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Richards was such a key part of the success today. It's awesome to see a new acquisition paying off so strongly and so quickly. I've been waiting all summer to see him play on our side and he definitely didn't let me down. Also, echoing someone else's observation, it was nice the way Richards took the pressure off of Kopi and let him play his best game for us. Overall we looked good, I'm excited to see if we can pull tomorrow off as well.

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10-07-2011, 11:44 PM
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I agree

Richards forces our opposition to spread out and cover both lines which gives Kopi more time to work his magic and visaversa.

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10-07-2011, 11:54 PM
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I've just read 3 pages and no one has given Terry Murray props so far. He out coached Torts tonight. When Torts figured out the match ups after the first, Murray changed it to his advantage again. Also loved the emotion out of TM tonight.

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10-07-2011, 11:55 PM
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You know who looked much improved against a slower opposition? Matt Greene. I think he had a solid game today.

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10-08-2011, 12:23 AM
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You know who looked much improved against a slower opposition? Matt Greene. I think he had a solid game today.
I gotta say the same. He seemed to be in good position most of the time. Not to mention he was still knocking guys off their feet.

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10-08-2011, 12:38 AM
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Richards and Kopi were great.

Parse was still invisible

Kings Win!
I thought Parse played a pretty good game along the boards. sure the VS announcers rarely mentioned him in between their Lundqvist love, but he played a solid game.

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10-08-2011, 12:45 AM
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listen you all are going to love richards. 90pts this year.
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How did Lunquist get the second star?
The hometown Swedish fans voted?

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The hometown Swedish fans voted?
Thanks, Jennie.

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10-08-2011, 02:20 AM
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Good win!
Richards was good, still can't believe the kings got him...as soon as the Kings went down 2-1 ...he really stepped up his play, not just because he scored, but u saw the will in the previous shifts

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10-08-2011, 03:30 AM
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Hunter is the whipping boy this year, he was horrible.

Kopitar and Williams played fantastic.

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10-08-2011, 07:02 AM
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Kings Season Opener Ends on ‘Swede’ Note; Win 3-2 in OT
http://nhlhotstove.com/kings-season-...win-3-2-in-ot/

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10-08-2011, 09:07 AM
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That was like watching an entirely different team.

The breakouts into the offensive zone were just incredible.

I thought it was game once the rangers scored their second goal because last years team would not have come back.

That was also the first overtime win since 12/4/10.

I'm really excited for this season now.

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10-08-2011, 09:47 AM
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As expected A Mart was nails. I am happy to see everyone else catching up.
Catchin' up? What yo self homie! I BEEN sayin that.

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10-08-2011, 10:46 AM
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Don't wanna over-analyze game #1. Most of the points you all made are fairly on point.
  • I thought our 3rd defense pairing was our best but none were bad at all.
  • Not going to crucify JQ for a mistake which was exacerbated by Lundqvist's outstanding 1st period. Softees happen.
  • Our Centers were excellent in the game.
  • Not worried about Hunter... coming off ACL...remember how bad Handzus was and we're not relying on him like we did Zeus. Hunter won't see as much PP time when DP is back. Not worried.
  • When Richardson skates, Richardson's effective and can play on any line. That kind of versatility is hard to find. It's that simple.

3 Key numbers for this team all year will be:

Games in a row Penner goes pointless: N/A
Jack Johnson's +/-: Even
Special Teams +/-: +1

Percentage on PP doesn't matter to me. The Kings last year got off to a 12-3 start with a 16% PP, but 10 PPG in those 15 games. They need 55 to 65 PPG this season. That will make them Top-10 in PPG...

I think VAN was a +41 in special teams last season
LAK was +5 with a top-5 PK.. so, do the math as to where our special teams need to be.

The next 3 games will be a test for this team.


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10-08-2011, 10:49 AM
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I've just read 3 pages and no one has given Terry Murray props so far. He out coached Torts tonight. When Torts figured out the match ups after the first, Murray changed it to his advantage again. Also loved the emotion out of TM tonight.
He (and Kompon) were 6 minutes away from being fricasseed - then the Kings wound up winning. It's hard for people to turn on a dime that quickly.

Kings loss = fire TM. Fire JK.
Kings win = TM's great. Fire JK.*

Rule #1 of being a Kings fan on HF.

*Unless you're Kurrilino, then the Kings win in spite of TM and he should be fired regardless.

Murray did well last night, but I expect "home team" coaches to out-coach road coaches. They have all the advantages.

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10-08-2011, 11:39 AM
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I agree

Richards forces our opposition to spread out and cover both lines which gives Kopi more time to work his magic and visaversa.
Well the tactical battle was going on throughout the whole game, but Rangers were much more concerned about it than Kings. That is my impression. There were certain line match ups which were completely devastating for Rangers, and they were involving Kopitar and Williams. To me it looked more like "Ok, we are going to survive Kopitar-Williams-x line and then we push." With Richards centering second line Murray can reply "Good luck with that plan."

Bottom line is, that TM has much less concerns this season when it comes to match ups, since our top two lines are both defensively very capable as well.

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10-08-2011, 11:59 AM
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It seemed to me that Torts was focusing more on the Richards line because he's seen Mike Richards many more times than Kopitar. Much more of a known quantity to gameplan against. That left Kopitar's line to dominate lesser lines. Justin William's has been with us for quite awhile now, but I'm still surprised at how he can create space for himself with small changes of direction. He's especially adept at it in our own zone when needing to clear the puck. Williams doesn't skate into pressure to get it out of there, he'll change direction and let the defense skate right by him and then calmly carry the puck out or hit a wide open defenseman with a pass. Great friggin trade to get this guy.

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I will NEVER forget all the insults directed toward Lombardi when he traded away POS.

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I really enjoyed this one guys And believe it or not I didn't spill it!!!

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