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10-04-2009, 04:00 PM
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Leadership and Ryan Smyth

It was a subtle observation, one that after I saw it the first time caused me to follow it throughout that abysmal game. It wasn't limited to just what I wrote about. I know others noticed it as well. Personally, it was one of the few things that put a smile on my face and I made a note to write on it.

If you are interested in reading the rest of the article (below), click on the link here. http://www.lakingsnews.com/2009/10/v...yan-smyth.html

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There were very few moments of contentment or joy during last night's Los Angeles Kings' loss to the Phoenix Coyotes 6-3. But, if you were paying close attention, a few occurred after the whistle that signified a small but progressive development that is not statistically measured nor appears on any box score.

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It was a subtle observation, one that after I saw it the first time caused me to follow it throughout that abysmal game. It wasn't limited to just what I wrote about. I know others noticed it as well. Personally, it was one of the few things that put a smile on my face and I made a note to write on it.

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Thanks...it would be great if the next few pick up veterans we obtain via trade or free agency demonstrate that same quality by guiding the youth and showing them how it's done. Kopi could really benefit from this as could a lot of other players. I'm only hoping TeMu doesn't decide to step in later and say, "nope, let's keep it defense focused instead". "keep the back end strong". I do want us to have a strong defense but last season was pretty unbalanced in scoring and we clearly did not take enough chances. It made me miss the days when LA could just score goals in bunches and we would see Corey Millen and Mike Donnelly score goals 2 minutes apart. I love firepower on a hockey team. If we stick too close to the defensive model, the result will be an unhappy scorer who underachieves (Minnesota). If we are going to make the playoffs, some balance will be needed and I think that will be from the direct result of changing the style we played from last season. There was definitely some progress from last season, but now we need to build on what we've done and tweak it from there. ie grow a pair, crash the net more and take some risks. My two cents and thanks for the article Bobby Scribe

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are you bobby scribe?
Read this:

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then ask yourself again

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Good point about Smyth and the full scope of leadership. My philosophy is that there are two steps in the process of playing winning hockey - knowing how to play and then executing. When the Kings stink it's because we don't execute well enough consistently enough. I hope the problem isn't not already knowing how to play. It's not that difficult.

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I am not certain how Blake was with Johnson, but I am sure Doughty got some good support from O'Donnell. This team has lacked a mentor for the group of young forwards,over the last four years. I have always felt that has been a detriment to their development. It is nice to see Smyth step into that role. Nice read!

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That was a great article.....BOBBY.... nice job,

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Thanks...it would be great if the next few pick up veterans we obtain via trade or free agency demonstrate that same quality by guiding the youth and showing them how it's done. Kopi could really benefit from this as could a lot of other players. I'm only hoping TeMu doesn't decide to step in later and say, "nope, let's keep it defense focused instead". "keep the back end strong".
PLEASE stop calling Murray TeMu

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Smyth was the only positive I took out of Saturday's game. He played hard every shift.

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When I read that I imagined you as the lady from Office Space asking Michael Bolton if He was related to that "singer guy"


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Smyth's positives keep revealing themselves.

Here's another one I noticed at last night's game.

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For most hockey players, the games start after the national anthem is sung (or, hopefully for not much longer, God Bless America); usually around 7:35pm. For one player, the game starts much earlier than that.

Last night I finally managed to catch the warm-up drills before the game against Minnesota, something that is generally a languid experience, but can be interesting to watch. During the 15 minute pseudo-practice, you can, at best, get a taste of a vibe for which players have their legs going that night. Sometimes, one player will jump out at you, and as has become a pattern throughout training camp and the first three games of the season, that player was Ryan Smyth.
Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.lakingsnews.com/2009/10/n...s-on-ryan.html

Anyone else take note of this? I may just be enamored by the honey moon phase, but Smyth really is one of, if not the, best thing to happen to this team is a long time.

Before his tenure his up here, he may just become THE best thing, period.

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Smyth's positives keep revealing themselves.

Here's another one I noticed at last night's game.



Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.lakingsnews.com/2009/10/n...s-on-ryan.html

Anyone else take note of this? I may just be enamored by the honey moon phase, but Smyth really is one of, if not the, best thing to happen to this team is a long time.

Before his tenure his up here, he may just become THE best thing, period.
No no, I totally agree, and it's something I noticed in the preseason. I think it's partly him trying to set an example, but it's also just partially passion for the game--you can tell he just LOVES to skate and loves hockey, and the fun the first line appears to be having is hopefully as contagious as Smyth's passion.

He's always flying out there. I never knew he was such a solid skater.

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Another good Smyth article...

http://www.insidehockey.com/columns/4527

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Another good Smyth article...

http://www.insidehockey.com/columns/4527
great article... thanks tony.

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