Interviews based on statements for example like:
Q:Coach your team had a productive 4th line tonight. How did you like Clifford scoring?
A:That's what we are preeaching, blablabla, that's what we need, right?
Q:King is looking great on the 2nd line. What do you think about him, what does he add to the 2nd line play?
A:Winning puck battles, yadayada, succesfull line, we need it, right?
//I hate when journalists/questioneer first make an answer to the question that follows.
In your case I personally don't like the way the article is formulated:
You already state the same thing (green) that's gonna follow by a players quote (orange).
I appreciate you putting up the hard work to make them.
No hard feelings, eh?
ps: Me, being fed up today doesn't help either.
FYI: Perhaps you don't realize that you sometimes have to lead the horse to water to get them to drink.
I really think you take wanting Kopitar to be better to such an extent that you dismiss all the good things he does for this team even when he's not scoring. I don't get it, and I never will, I suppose. He could score a goal per game if he only tried harder! Why aren't you Jordan Staal with 40 goals!? Pfft.
Our GM finally gets us depth at forward (Gagne and Penner and Hunter and Moreau didn't work out sadly). That will help.
But they could have asked Kopitar to focus solely on offense at any point in his career. Terry Murray had a dynamic player and remolded him.
The Kings will always overload their best players and then sit around wondering why their scoring isn't higher. They could turn Stamkos into a 23 goal player. And everyone would be tutting about his potential.
What BS. Look, the evidence that Kopitar can put points on the board when he drives the middle is abundant, and it isn't the system that stopped him this season.
Kopitar simply has to decide to be the best player on the ice most nights, and he will be. That is what we are all waiting for him to do. He went pretty brain dead in his own end last night BTW.
When Kopitar is good he's taking control and making things happen, like right now. When he's not, he's only taking what is given to him. Not that he doesn't have value when that happens, it's just that he needs to figure out how to bring this type of game on a consistent basis to truly become what we all know he can be.
I hope he doesn't let getting stuffed on his SEVEN shots last night make him think twice. You could hear the buzz in the building when he entered the slot because you KNEW he was going to put one on net.
On one hand, unpredictability is nice, but on the other, you have a determined Kopitar with a disgusting release; make him be selfish. I'm happy with that.