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04-04-2012, 01:38 AM
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Justin Williams

1) Deserves to be retained by the Kings. Has performed much better since the Sutter hiring.

2) Does not deserve to be called "injury prone."

Interested in your thoughts on Williams and how you see his future with the Kings.

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04-04-2012, 01:40 AM
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He's signed for another 2 years.. maybe 3? So, no need to worry about that.

But yes, he's been playing very well for the Kings. *knock knock*

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04-04-2012, 01:47 AM
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I've learned to accept Williams for what he is. I think he would be an ideal RW for a Kopitar-Parise pairing for example. He is a good 3rd option on a line.

Wish he was smarter, guy makes some baffling decisions, particularly when leaving the defensive zone with the puck.

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04-04-2012, 01:56 AM
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I really like JW. He sometimes makes a dumb play, but he always plays with great energy and enthusiasm. He's a good guy to have around the locker room and he's capable of putting the biscuit in the basket. His goal-scoring ability is often underrated, imo.

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04-04-2012, 01:57 AM
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At least once a game he will do something outstandingly stupid.

However, he's always playing his butt off and trying to make something happen, and he seems to have a good attitude.

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04-04-2012, 01:58 AM
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Williams some nights is the most frustrating player on the ice..


But it's never because he isn't trying. And while I fault him a lot of times for trying to do TOO much with the puck...it's hard to fault a guy for laying it out the way he does. It's kind of like Mike Richards in a way. I never see them making lazy plays or not trying. Stupid plays? Sure. But i'll take a guy who gives 110% and make stupid plays as opposed to a guy who plays 75% effort and does all right.

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04-04-2012, 02:15 AM
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I really love the way Justin competes. He always gives 110% wish all our players did this, more than makes up for his brain farts with his skill and hard play.

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04-04-2012, 02:16 AM
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he is what he is. his contract is cheap so whatev.

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04-04-2012, 02:19 AM
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I really love the way Justin competes. He always gives 110% wish all our players did this, more than makes up for his brain farts with his skill and hard play.
I feel the same way.

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I like Williams because his motor is always going and he isn't afraid to go to the rough areas, corners and to the net.

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He's a risk-taker, and it pays off more times than not. When it doesn't... Yeesh. I love his overall play though. You need a couple of risk-takers on a good team.

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He's got 3 more years at 3.6M, so I don't think there's really a question of retaining him right now. He can be a bit of "take the bad with the good" type of player and I think his good definitely outweighs his bad.

Like other people have said, the effort is always there, he's never slacking and he is always trying to create. Sometimes it doesn't work and he turns the puck over and sometimes he does try to do too much at the bluelines, but that's what he does. He's never out there just playing with the puck, he's always trying to do something with it, which I like. It seems like he has no fear despite his injury history as well. I swear he gets hit the most out of any Kings forward (and probably more than some defensemen); he's always giving up his body to try to get pucks. Wether it's at the boards or in front of the net, he's always going after it. If there's a loose puck around the crease you know Williams is charging in there taking punishment trying to get at it. I also like that he doesn't take **** from anyone. He's not physical or a fighter or anything, but if someone is going after him he will get back in their face.

On top of that, he's going to be 2nd in points on the team for the second year in a row, so it's not like he's out there not producing effectively. 20 goals and 50+ points are good numbers.

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I absolutely loved him last season, he was an impact forward for most of the year. He hasn't been the same this season but he's been okay. I don't like how he seemed to play himself into shape this year.

Anyway, at that price he's worth keeping around. It's not like the Kings have wingers to spare anyway

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04-04-2012, 08:51 AM
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The contract is solid, and really he likely could have got more as a UFA, so it's nice that he felt comfortable staying here. He's likely never going to be a 30 goal guy again, but he's good for around 20 a season and 50+ points, so he can contribute offensively still very well, and man do we need that.

He had a rough start to the season, but so did the entire line up. There was a stretch in the middle of the season when we were at our worst and he was around a point per game over that time, so he can come up big when needed.

Still think he, Carter and Richards should be given more time together and hopefully we see that next year after we sign Parise who'll play with Kopitar and Brown

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He's an adequate top 6 forward, and has a good cap hit.

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1) Deserves to be retained by the Kings. Has performed much better since the Sutter hiring.

2) Does not deserve to be called "injury prone."

Interested in your thoughts on Williams and how you see his future with the Kings.
wow - what a jinx that is!

Be careful Justin, watch your back too.

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04-04-2012, 10:57 AM
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Keep him. Just get him to quit being such a turnover machine. Guy's got a ton of energy and I think it rubs off on his teammates. Good role-player.

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I absolutely loved him last season, he was an impact forward for most of the year. He hasn't been the same this season but he's been okay. I don't like how he seemed to play himself into shape this year.
LOL...maybe because he's not used to playing a whole season....!

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Anyone with a link to the Justin Williams gif where he looks all confused standing by the bench?

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Anybody still mad we traded POS?

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Anybody still mad we traded POS?
Probably Kurrillino. I find it funny that there are pockets of fans who always suggest bringing him back every summer. It's sad.

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04-04-2012, 12:52 PM
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I love Williams. I think the only downside to him is he makes risky plays that sometimes result in turnovers, other than that I love his game.

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Add to the fact that Williams is also one of the first guys in a scrum to help a teammate out.

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Williams plays a role where he is allowed to be creative. It's not like he is a shut down d-man who can't take creative risks.

Sometimes that creative risk pays off, and other times it fails.

All we can ask of a player in that role is that he works his butt off every shift, and Williams does that.

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I have to admit that I am one of the people who thought when we aquired Williams we were giving up a good young player is POS for a injury prone winger.

Williams year this year has really turned my opinion on him. I am glad we have him and that he is here for the next few years. When healthy he is a great competitor and has amazing hands. I was always concerned that he gets injured but he is making me eat those thoughts.

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