Like the players on this team deserve a young, innovative coach that will let them be free. How have they earned such a gift?
Why does Kopitar even go into the faceoff circle? Has anyone ever been less interested taking a faceoff? Not just neutral zone faceoffs either. Offensive zone, PP faceoffs. Just sort of waves his stick lightly in the air. I can see why he's not a star, and it's not just because he plays on the west coast.
I'm not sure the core of this team has it in them. More hype than anything. I hope it is Sutter, I hope he is a iron fist task master, and I hope these players whine about it.
The game at least showed one thing - there is no way our interim coach is going to get full time job. He looked to me more lost than any of the players, with less motivation and much more clueless. Watching him run this game really showed me how big problems are. It's not about pure skill and ability, it's about state of mind. I know that he is not expected to start rebuilding everything and to create miracles. But still he has relatively a lot of NHL experience and I wanted to see at least some kind of ... hell, I don't know what I was expecting. He seemed like he was just waiting for game to be over and I am not talking about 3-0, but at 1-0.
The players on this team aren't going to listen to someone they know isn't going to be the head coach too long. Not the players on this team. The players on this team have so far shown that they think they're better than they are, so the whole Stevens thing was never going to get off the ground. Until the actual head coach is around, the players will do whatever. Even when the new coach gets here, I'm not sure if these players can handle it. No more excuses or assumptions.
Wow. Still no onus on the players eh? All the coaches fault still?
I think emotions are the reason why you want to misread posts. I haven't blamed the coach for anything tonight, let alone the loss. His behavior just showed me the state of mind in the team. He does not believe. He does not try. He just wants to go home. And I can't help but to think that players feel the same. All of them.
Well, I missed the first and the last half of the third,
Good to see no one here changes,
I thought LA looked pretty good in the 2nd, from what I saw, Doughty looked much better, Clifford looked much better,
Williams is playing himself out of LA, he will be one of the first casualties,
Good thing to know that it's not a coaching issue though eh? You would think despite Sutter not being there, that players would be playing to impress the new coach, hmmmm...yea, maybe it is on the players,
I still find that you guys show no knowledge of what OFFENSE actually is, you definitely know what the end result is, GOALS, and that is where the Kings have the problems, the end result, not the process,
But hey, keep on throwing buzz words around like you know what they mean lol,
Anyways, if the road trip continues like it is, I see Williams and possibly Martinez being packaged away...for...anything.
The lopsided amount of outnumbered attacks in favor of Boston is a clear indication that it isn't so much about the quantity of the shots you take but the quality of them. Just look at how badly the Kings outshot the Bruins, yet the Bruins buried the puck when they had prime quality scoring chances. This could also be a result of the personnel that Lombardi has assembled being incapable of finishing.
It's a tough one when Drewiski is more involved in the offense than Doughty. #8 better step up or that contract will be one of the worst in the league. Williams, Gagne and Hunter are breasts on bulls...useless. I feel bad for Scuds and Quick, both deserve better.