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05-31-2006, 08:41 PM
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Adam Mair

Man oh man did he look good out there last night. That trade has to go down as one of DT's biggest screw ups. Erik Rasmussen for Adam Mair? Trying to sell us Rasmussen as a top 6 forward? Garbage! Mair would still be a solid 3rd/4th line guy for us. I don't think Rasmussen played a single game in our top 6, even if he has revived his career in NJ.

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Surprise! Surprise! I agree with you.

I loved Mair when he was here. He was one of those guys that just oozed character. And IMO that has been/is the key ingredient missing here the last few years.

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Maybe you guys can help me out and solve the puzzle that is LA.

You have an awesome team and just cant get it done. WHy?

No disrespect because you guys are very good. IS it goaltending, grit on d??

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Maybe you guys can help me out and solve the puzzle that is LA.

You have an awesome team and just cant get it done. WHy?

No disrespect because you guys are very good. IS it goaltending, grit on d??
It's not a one word answer really so...bear with me a bit.

1. A lot of the players tuned out Andy Murray.
2. He worked them very hard throughout the season, and this caused animosity and injuries. Not to mention he played favorites. I guess this goes with number one.
3. Taylor just brought in the wrong personel.
4. Key injuries...again!
5. A lot of teams in the West got off to slow starts. And the Pacific was the second toughest division in the NHL.

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Also our defense sucked.

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Sean Avery and Adam Mair are very similar players. I would say, Avery is a better player overall. Mair may be bigger hitter though. It is good to see him come back after his concussion problems.

And that was easily one of Taylor's worst moves, ever. I remember Mair jumping on the ice to defend his teammates whenever they were being pounded on by Ottawa's big guys (the Kings had Eric Belanger, Mikko Eloranta, Jaroslav Modry, Lubomir Visnovsky on the ice).

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Sean Avery and Adam Mair are very similar players. I would say, Avery is a better player overall. Mair may be bigger hitter though. It is good to see him come back after his concussion problems.

And that was easily one of Taylor's worst moves, ever. I remember Mair jumping on the ice to defend his teammates whenever they were being pounded on by Ottawa's big guys (the Kings had Eric Belanger, Mikko Eloranta, Jaroslav Modry, Lubomir Visnovsky on the ice).
And no King has dished out a pounding since.

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Amazing, I seem to remember him on the ubiquitous "scrubs" list. Guys who should be handcuffed to John Sim and traded for a bag of pux. Hey, we got a top six forward for him!


The playoffs have a way of focusing players. They reach a higher level of play. Mike Krushelnyski for example.

Mair was not Murray material for some reason. I thought the dimension he added was important and he was underused.

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I may be mistaken, but wasn't that the first game Mair suited up for in the entire playoffs?

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It's not a one word answer really so...bear with me a bit.

1. A lot of the players tuned out Andy Murray.
2. He worked them very hard throughout the season, and this caused animosity and injuries. Not to mention he played favorites. I guess this goes with number one.
3. Taylor just brought in the wrong personel.
4. Key injuries...again!
5. A lot of teams in the West got off to slow starts. And the Pacific was the second toughest division in the NHL.
leg, i really dont want to start another AM war here (we've all moved on now)...but where did you get this info, especially #2...

it seems more than a bit unfair to AM when answers like this seem to place no blame on the players at all....are they a bunch of 6 year olds who dont know how to do their job? even if they're being worked, the way they played both pre/post AM makes me question whether this group has the heart and professionalism to ever win anything truly meaningful...

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Zig, Leg's description is pretty fair and accurate, IMO. The player responsibility that you're looking for is in #1. It's not the "half the team is rotten apples" theory that some of you are looking for, but it's far more believable. As for #2, I don't know where you've been, but all of that is pretty much been agreed upon.

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Speaking of Mair, the puck just deflected off of him into his own net... in Game 7

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If half of the players on the Kings had the heart and tenacity of Jon Sim, they would have been in the playoffs...

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Poor Buffalo. It would have been nice to see them get to the big dance.

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If half of the players on the Kings had the heart and tenacity of Jon Sim, they would have been in the playoffs...
And if Jon Sim (and Adam Mair for that matter) had even an average amount of skill, they'd have stuck with the Kings and wouldn't be career 4th liners chucking in single digit goal totals over 82 games.

Are we really lamenting the loss of Adam Mair in this thread - or is it just kinda cool to spot ex-Kings going deep into the playoffs? I understand the latter.

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Adam Mair is a punk anyways.

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