Coach Darryl Sutter had some choice words about his top-6 forwards just before heading to the airport, saying he needed them to “give quality minutes” instead of just “wasting time” like they did on Saturday.
That's no good if it's accurate. Maybe Muzzin has a legit chance of staying the full year?
“It’s everybody’s (dream), you want to play in the NHL,” said Muzzin following practice today. “You work to play in the NHL. So to be here and to get a chance to play – I just want to go out and keep it simple, play my game and hopefully play well, continue to play well. And stay the rest of the year.”
He also was quick to point out that nothing is official yet – “They haven’t told me anything yet, but I would think if Greener’s out, that I would play tomorrow in Colorado and we’ll take it from there.”
Kings will probably need to look at bringing in a veteran defenseman. That's a lot of youth on that back end. Muzzin and Drewiske are fringe NHL'ers at best, and suddenly a lot of responsibility is shifted to Martinez and Slava.
Loss of Hickey hurts worse now, but Bodnarchuk should be a decent enough replacement for Greene for now...considering Kings were reportedly kicking the tires on Redden of all people, gotta think they will be searching for a D pretty hard now...