Sorry. Am out of the country. Wasn't able to have a strong enough internet feed to watch GameCenter feed. Could only listen online. I stand corrected. Nice to see Sutter did try something. I think Richards can be a good player in a 3rd libe role. I have faith in DS, I really do. But the Kings still need a finisher. Biggest issue with Carter at C is it weakens the wings which is already a bit weak.
And to answer, this is atleast the 3rd time I can remember losing to Det at the Joe with under a minute to go. Last year this year and Yzerman best us in the season opener in 03 with like a second left. Dustin Browns first NHL game.
The big irony with this game is that 10 years ago the shoe would be on the other foot. The Wings would thoroughly outplay the Kings and somehow be down 2-1, tie the game at 2-2, and the Kings would miraculously score to win it with 5 seconds left.
It would? pretty sure Detroit was still kicking our ass in 2003...
The Kings outplayed the Red Wings. That may have been there best game really...
BUT... absolutely none of that matters! It was a horrible game! The Kings lost. That's all the matters. You can play better then every single team every single night. But, if you don't win games your a terrible team.
Simple as that.
Kings are digging themselves into a giant hole that they need to get out of immediately!
Same here I expected the Kings to miss the playoff's last year. So I don't know why people are so angry this year.
Kings just hit 10 games ? right ?
Winning the Cup will do that to a fanbase. Not that I am ever satisfied with the Kings not winning the Cup, but automatically expecting a team that finished 8th in the regular season and barely got into the playoffs to suddenly dominate with essentially the same team back is absurd.
Yes it is a 48 game season, yes it is February already. But remember this is 10 games into the season without a preseason. Any other season, this would be about the first or second game of the season. For a point of reference, in 1995 (the last 48 game season), 42 points was good enough for the 8th spot. Dallas finished with a record of 17-23-8 and was in. I suspect 8th spot will be around that again this year. I haven't given up hope yet, in another 20 games, if this is still what the Kings are like I may have changed my tune.