Ya well we aren't the ones playing the game. Tell the sorry sacks that are actually on the ice
"sorry sacks" because they've just lost two games to a good team(have to be to make the finals) after everything the Kings have done this post season as complete underdogs. This poster right here is someone that just doesn't understand Hockey.
And you're supposedly a canadian to boot. tsk....bandwagoner no doubt.
I would sit Voynov and put in Loktionov in his place. I've wondered why the Kings haven't used Lokti more. The games he played against Vancouver I thought he did well. I also would like to see Brad Richardson back.
As for putting in Bernier, I don't see that as an overreaction, the Kings always seemed to play harder when he is in net. Might as well try something since what they're doing right now doesn't seem to work.
It's hard for us to expect the Kings to act like they've been in this position before and not panic when they can taste the Cup with posts like this. I love all us Kings fans right now but really man?
You're advocating playing with 5 d-men and benching the best goalie in the world?
__________________ "I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they have not said enough." - Mark Twain.
Kings looked finished tonight. No energy in back-to-back games.
They look like they are trying, just don't have anything in the tank.
Not sure if there is anything Sutter can do.
Not sure I agree- I thought they played well enough to win, 3 goal posts and a bad goal against during a pretty weak penalty call (not weak in the sense it wasn't a penalty but weak in the sense it was the only interference called). Thought Richards was going to have one of those crazy short-handed shifts; bet he wishes he had shot instead of trying the extra move around the defenceman. Wish they wouldn't make Brodeur look so good; it's causing CBC to start to wax poetic about the Devils. If the Kings lose the next one (and let's hope they don't), pressure moves onto the Devils but the story line will be can Brodeur bring them back and win both the SC and Conn Smyth and that friggin' ticks me off.
My question is, why isn't anyone telling him to stop?! Ranford, Sutter, anyone.
Because you don't tell a goalie that plays a position that is highly instinctual and rooted in confidence to not do things. You do that and you'll neuter that confidence and thus hinder his performance. You take the good with the bad.
Quick's been the direct cause of as many goals in the playoffs off puck handling mistakes as the greatest puck handling goalie ever on the other team.
It's been a tight series. As much as that goal is Quick's fault, Brodeur gifted us some softies in the first two games as well. And Marty has had all the luck go his way these last two games (how many posts and shanked open nets is it at in the last 6 periods)? The games have all been tight and things are going to go back and forth. Luckily for the Kings, who seem scared to death to lose, basically everything has had to go right for New Jersey these last two games to squeak out wins.