Another 1 goal scored and loss but at least they get a point. Despite my earlier rant, some good things:
Richards looked better between the 2 rookie big bodied wingers; the line actually cycled the puck well at some points in the game
Penner wasn't dressed
Moving Richards to the point on the PP seemed to provide some spark- better movement of the puck in the offensive zone
Quick made some good saves and although the Kings out-shot the Islanders, my sense was that Quick had the more difficult saves
Don't like Justin Williams- is there no-body else they can try with Kopitar and Brown?
Martinez needs to do a better job on the game winner
Kings don't appear to have any-one that will go out there at a critical time and provide a spark with a fight or heavy hit- you'd think that Brown, with his size, would try something to get his guys fired up
Oh well- on to Dalles- that should be really really exciting!
Sorry if I'm nitpicking but Brown is 6'0 200 pounds, he's not exactly Lindros out there. I personally thought Brown was throwing his body around pretty hard all night.
And I understand that we need to balance both the PP units but god damnit, Richards NEEDS to be on the same unit as Kopitar man. I don't even care about the 2nd unit, why don't they have Richards-Kopitar-Brown and Johnson-Doughty for the 1st unit. I can't wait till Kompon gets fired
Brown was throwing the body around all game, started a scrum, responsible for the lone goal, I don't know what is expected but it seems like scapegoating to me.
I can say one thing, if anyone thinks that AEG will just let Brown be traded, you will see that won't happen. I don't think they would give DL any rope to touch Brown, Kopi, Doughty, or Quick in a deal. If any rope for any deal at all!