I intentionally missed the game.
I didn't want to see a bigger, stronger team with a good goalie play a solid system to perfection and illustrate to the Oilers how bad they really are.
sorry katz and Lowe. you suck. another benchmark game to measure yourself against a good team and you again came up short. you're only good at raising ticket prices.
It could've been a lot worse. As physical as LA could've been we weren't exactly getting pushed around as much as one would've thought. Arco had two big hits, one that sent a king into the bench and one that stumbled Matt Greene. Then he himself got rocked and I don't think returned.
The one thing I just don't understand is how Eberle had the puck so much close to the Kings net, but only nets 1 shot.
Another thing we have to do is watch the replays on what the Kings did when they didn't have support in the offensive zone. They either tie it up along the boards or they would put it on the net or fire it up and around the boards to another King that was coming off via a line change. Sure beats our pass it back and take the puck out of the offensive zone. I know Yak use to get crapped on for playing that Russian style of turning back when there is trouble, but my god do we have a lot worse offenders.
As for Yak, please explain why you put yourself in such horrid positioning on that first PP? He literally just needed to move 2 feet closer to the boards and would've been open for the one-timer. Instead he moves closer to the LA defenseman, very odd play on that PP.
I missed the game so cannot offer any comments on it.
However it doesn't surprise me that Gagner **** the bed yet again, at fault for all 3 goals according to the post gamer and pulling a dash 3 from the game.
Yakupov I believe has had his confidence completely demolished by Eakins but that said he appears to be a completely 1 dimensional player and a terrible top draft pick when Murray was clearly the guy the team needed.
Eakins felt it was a good game....I suppose Gagner gets yet another free pass.
I'll bend a little, keep Hall, Perron and Gordon...everyone else can GTFO. Bryz, while being surprising solid thus far is prone to mental collapses of epic proportion. And Arco, while being an absolute beast is way too small to survive.
What? He has not only survived but been one of our best players night and night out as well as being our most physical forward.
All of our players have regressed from last year (Even Hall in terms of giveaways). This points to the coach. Eakins has no system, heck he doesn't even go on the ice during practices which is total BS. If we had Kreuger we would at least have more points than Calgary. Also, Lowe needed to be fired years ago