Oh, that Malik has been playing solid hockey this season and should be cheered? Don't hold your breath. Lets come back to that when he can string a few good games together.
People can throw around their little stats around all they want, but we all have eyes...Malik has played like garbage this season. Stats mean crap when your giving the puck up every 4 shifts, making a bad pass every 3 shifts, and forgetting to cover the man in front every other shift.
As a Kings fan we will take Malik off your hands if you take Cloutier off ours. Either way I am not a Malik fan but he gets dogged on here more then he deserves. If the big guys Drury, Gomez, Jagr and Shanny were playing up to there contract worth then yes put blame on the next in line, but until then its not Malik that leads the team and has the talent to turn it around, its the above mentioned 4. Dog them for once.