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06-14-2014, 12:39 AM
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Imagine being in Martinez's shoes right now. Holy ****.

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Imagine being in Martinez's shoes right now. Holy ****.
I don't think he'll be wearing shoes much longer tonight.. If you know what I'm saying

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I don't think he'll be wearing shoes much longer tonight.. If you know what I'm saying
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They are the true champions. Every player was awesome. What a team. No slow *****, no lazy "stars", tape to tape passes, perfect puck protection. They create their own opportunities. No way the habs could've win the cup vs this perfect team.

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When you feel goosebumps when that trophy is lifted even if it isn't your favorite team, from that moment on you know you're a true hockey fan.
Feeling the same. I actually wonder how my body would withstand the habs putting a OT sc winning goal like this. I'd probably scream and run around the room to let it all out, then I would shake a little in disbelief. Like a happy panic attack.

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Bergevin.........repeat this over and over and over until it sinks in.

Size and skill, size and skill, size and skill.

That's how you win a Cup.













we have and are continuing to add size and skill.....we also need speed, and hockey sense and character and a boat load of other things....all these things make balance......and when we have the best balance...we will win. right now we do not.

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such an impressive team. I asked before but didn't receive an answer... what is the Kings' weakness? I don't even know.
Yeah, that's what struck me all series. When they are playing their game, firing on all cylinders... they've got no weaknesses to exploit. Their D are mobile and move the puck quickly, their breakouts are fast and structured, their forecheck relentless, their offense is deep, and they are physical without being dirty.

Essentially, if they don't beat themselves, you have to play a damn near perfect game to beat them, or have your goalie steal it.

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The Kingslayer!

"What's your name?"

"My fans call me...Hen-REEEEK..."




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we have and are continuing to add size and skill.....we also need speed, and hockey sense and character and a boat load of other things....all these things make balance......and when we have the best balance...we will win. right now we do not.
Agree. It's just going to take time and if we give Bergevin the time we gave Gainey, I strongly think we will see a big turnaround in this organization's struggles.

But man are the Kings ever awesome. Every player is a menace.

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Mad jelly of this team.

Size, skill, speed and toughness.

Fuark, so jelly!!!!!!!

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06-14-2014, 10:18 AM
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Bergevin.........repeat this over and over and over until it sinks in.

Size and skill, size and skill, size and skill.

That's how you win a Cup.
But but but but ... according to many habs fans on these boards, a team with a lot of hits only mean that this team doesn't have puck possession...

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Glad for the Kings! They deserved to win. Glad Quick wasn't injured. Glad New York didn't win. Still hate Williams.

Well done LA!

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Man I love LA play style, speed, grit and passion. You never see them giving up on the play and when they don't have the puck they make the other team regret having it.

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This is the best team to win the cup in the past 10 years. I'm including the 2012 win in this. This year was more difficult because Quick wasn't nearly as dominant, and the kings faced a much higher level of competition. You saw what happened when the competition was not as strong (NYR), they got pretty much destroyed 4-1. Even if the score was close, I never ever felt like the rangers had any chance at all of winning. The rangers are dead, long live the kings.

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Find me one Andighetto, one Reway, one Hudon, one Lehkonen, one Collberg in the Kings lineup. Find one. I dare you to ****ing tell me about a single one.

That's right. There are none. Players on this lineup are all guys who ooze character, and it shows on the ice.

Where are the guys who were making ironic comments about size after 10 minutes of the 1st period in game 1, when the Rangers took the lead 2-0?

That's all what speed and quickness does against character, size, and skill. It allows you to lead the series 10 minutes into game 1. Speed, quickness... both are important. But size is just as important. Skill is just as important. And character is just as important too.

In the series against the Rangers, we had guys who were dead tired. Gionta. Plekanec. Gorges. All this so-called leadernship group couldn't follow the pace of the game anymore. This is where we lost.

People are blaming Therrien for wanting his players to play a grinding, meat and potatoes game. Reality is, whenever fancy play and speed stops working, you have to be able to play a game like this. Or else, you're cooked. And frankly, if some players are too dead tired after 11 games of playoffs hockey, the problem's not on the coach. It's on the ****ing players.

The Kings have Mike Richards and Justin Williams. We have Tomas Plekanec and Brian GIonta as comparables, as two-way veteran players who should take the lead. Who the hell do you pick?

The Kings have a formidable team. And I'm convinced we should take a page or two from their book. Not only on how to win on the ice, but also on how trading some "promising youth" to define the character of your team shouldn't be overlooked.

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Man I love LA play style, speed, grit and passion. You never see them giving up on the play and when they don't have the puck they make the other team regret having it.
It's too bad our players were too tired to play like this. Silly Therrien. Thinking an NHL team should be able to sustain this pace for a complete playoffs season

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Find me one Andighetto, one Reway, one Hudon, one Lehkonen, one Collberg in the Kings lineup. Find one. I dare you to ****ing tell me about a single one.

That's right. There are none. Players on this lineup are all guys who ooze character, and it shows on the ice.

Where are the guys who were making ironic comments about size after 10 minutes of the 1st period in game 1, when the Rangers took the lead 2-0?

That's all what speed and quickness does against character, size, and skill. It allows you to lead the series 10 minutes into game 1. Speed, quickness... both are important. But size is just as important. Skill is just as important. And character is just as important too.

In the series against the Rangers, we had guys who were dead tired. Gionta. Plekanec. Gorges. All this so-called leadernship group couldn't follow the pace of the game anymore. This is where we lost.

People are blaming Therrien for wanting his players to play a grinding, meat and potatoes game. Reality is, whenever fancy play and speed stops working, you have to be able to play a game like this. Or else, you're cooked. And frankly, if some players are too dead tired after 11 games of playoffs hockey, the problem's not on the coach. It's on the ****ing players.

The Kings have Mike Richards and Justin Williams. We have Tomas Plekanec and Brian GIonta as comparables, as two-way veteran players who should take the lead. Who the hell do you pick?

The Kings have a formidable team. And I'm convinced we should take a page or two from their book. Not only on how to win on the ice, but also on how trading some "promising youth" to define the character of your team shouldn't be overlooked.
Chicago won the cup with some smaller players. So did bruins.

I wonder why you're sticking to the LA Kings model, though.

Kings were going to win because they're the far better possession team. It isn't even close.

And you understand that the plan isn't very likely to be playing more than one or two of those in the lineup at the same time, right? You get value where you can and trade it for what you need/want. Hockey 101.

And how much have you watched any of those players to say they won't ooze character just as much kings players?

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It's too bad our players were too tired to play like this. Silly Therrien. Thinking an NHL team should be able to sustain this pace for a complete playoffs season
Therrien was the #1 culprit in getting beat by the Rangers. Vigneault had his way with him most of the series.

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Chicago won the cup with some smaller players. So did bruins.

I wonder why you're sticking to the LA Kings model, though.

Kings were going to win because they're the far better possession team. It isn't even close.

And you understand that the plan isn't very likely to be playing more than one or two of those in the lineup at the same time, right? You get value where you can and trade it for what you need/want. Hockey 101.

And how much have you watched any of those players to say they won't ooze character just as much kings players?
Tell me about one Lehkonen, Reway, Andrighetto, Collberg or Hudon in the Hawks lineup. Feel free to come up with anything.

Tell me about who you'd rather have; Richards and Williams, or Plekanec and Gionta?

The Kings are as close to being a dynasty as you can be in the new era. I guess it's better to follow the Rangers model, eh?

You guys can keep complaining about how Therrien asked his guys to play a meat and potato kind of hockey... And keep telling yourself the Kings' dominance in the corners has nothing to do with their possession time.

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Therrien was the #1 culprit in getting beat by the Rangers. Vigneault had his way with him most of the series.
The reason why we lost against the Rangers is because we tried to beat them at their own game. We tried to be quicker than them. It's as stupid as trying to be more physical than the Bruins. We played right into their hands, thinking we could play the Rangers like we played the Bruins, and it failed miserably.

Of course, on this board, speed is the only factor for success. So nobody talked about that much. Fact is, when Prust got suspended, and Beaulieu got put out of the lineup, we had to put Tinordi and Moen instead. The recipe for success against NY was slowing them down. Not trying to skate with them.

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Therrien was the #1 culprit in getting beat by the Rangers. Vigneault had his way with him most of the series.
Always easy to blame coach.

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Yeah, that's what struck me all series. When they are playing their game, firing on all cylinders... they've got no weaknesses to exploit. Their D are mobile and move the puck quickly, their breakouts are fast and structured, their forecheck relentless, their offense is deep, and they are physical without being dirty.

Essentially, if they don't beat themselves, you have to play a damn near perfect game to beat them, or have your goalie steal it.
Did the Kings even have any injuries?

Quick
Doughty
Kopitar
Carter

Could they have beaten San Jose with 1 or 2 of these guys out?

A great team, no doubt about it...

but fortune does shine on them.

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The reason why we lost against the Rangers is because we tried to beat them at their own game. We tried to be quicker than them. It's as stupid as trying to be more physical than the Bruins. We played right into their hands, thinking we could play the Rangers like we played the Bruins, and it failed miserably.

Of course, on this board, speed is the only factor for success. So nobody talked about that much. Fact is, when Prust got suspended, and Beaulieu got put out of the lineup, we had to put Tinordi and Moen instead. The recipe for success against NY was slowing them down. Not trying to skate with them.
I don't know, we did beat the bruins by being the faster team. Can't blame the habs for trying to keep up with a model that worked in the previous series.

I do agree that Therrien probably got outcoached by Vigneault ; game 6 is pretty indicative of that. I mean, we did go from scoring 7 goals to scoring none.

Another factor in the game 6 loss must have to do with leadership. The effort was not there ; maybe it is time for Plekanec and Gionta to go...!

The Kings model is one to follow. Bergevin, get down to work!

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Congrats to the Kings!! Size, Speed, Skill, great coaching...the list goes on and on......I was amazed they came back from 0-3 vs the Sharks, I really thought the Sharks would win that series...but LA had am amazing playoffs!!

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