I'm sure the Kings were aware that Ballard came back from a concussion and I don't remember him being roughed up or targeted. Henrik, aside from that Brown hit, has also had it relatively easy. Ditto with Kesler and our other talented guys.
The only player who might do something is Mike Richards. The others will play him clean. But Mike Richards, is dirty and could target his head.
Waiting for Burrows, Daniel, Kesler, Bieksa nagging injuries to come out.
Kesler needs to shut it the **** down for a few months and rehab the **** out of his hip, which is totally effed right now obviously.
Daniel needs to have an easy offseason and avoid relapsing with the concussion.
Agreed on Kesler.
And Kesler while he's rehabbing needs to go back to the basics.
He's shown in the past what an offseason can do. But now that's it's a long one, he needs to rest, then when he resumes training, he needs to focus on how to be a better team player and not the selfish shot machine he's become.
As for Daniel, it's not like there's any contact in the offseason. Unless he and Henrik have a pillow fight on their bunk bed, of course. He seemed completely fine in the 2 games he played, so there's no reason Daniel should do anything differently during the offseason, IMO.
Not sure you can squarely peg this on Kesler's injury (sub-par performance) - the Nashville series was an aberration from his playoff goal scoring. He's never delivered his offensive skills outside of those 6 games. He has 5 in those 6, and then 5 in the remaining 48 now?