I don't know what it is but doesn't it seem like the Kings' struggles coincide during the winds of trades on through until the deadline (sans Brown that SC year). Only after everyone is safe will they then continue to only concentrate on hockey and sort of relax. Only then do they get back on a groove as a team. It wouldn't surprise me if the Kings continue to slump up until that deadline or a trade happens and only then you'll see them take off again.
I was a huge Carcillo fan even before we got him. You know how I felt about it...
Oh I know. It just kills me when posters here were judging Carcillo based on his reputation. Carcillo was one of our best and consistent forwards all year long. Why Sutter continued to scratch him, makes me question Sutter, NOT Carcillo, and his efforts while here.
You can't make chicken soup out of chicken **** - Larry Robinson
Sutter has two forwards who would be top 6 players on most contending teams.
Not saying it should be as ugly as it has been, but this is not a very talented roster.
I don't know about that. I can't even tell you who Anaheim's second line is. The team we just played? Jussi Jokinen? Wasn't he on waivers? Traded for a conditional 7th? Sure Chicago has Kane, Hossa, and Sharp. Who is their second line center? Michael ****ing Handzus? I think that talent wise there is not that much of a gap as you would like to purport.
Brown needs to suck less. Williams needs to remember he can score goals. Same with Richards. Kopitar is the only King with a goal in the last 5 games. Does that make Carter talentless?