Well Nabokov stole a big one for his team and Jon Quick did not play his typical game IMO. He looked shaky out there. Doughty played decent. I also thought that Brown and Kopitar had a lot of energy today which was pretty good. I feel that the Kings or hopeless when it comes to scoring. We out shot the Sharks 35-22. I would also like to mention that Randy Jones sucks balls and should never play an NHL game again.
Some games leave you speechless and shaking your head, especially when a victory would have landed the Kings in 6th place and created more space between teams in pursuit.
You look at the goaltending and shrug your shoulders. You recall the play by Randy Jones and shake your head. You hear the powerplay coach, Jamie Kompon, interviewed between periods and just become angry...and it is the latter that has been, is and at some point has to stop being the key to losses. Hockey is a game of momentum and opportunities. Fail to take advantage of those provided and the team sets itself up for failure. Play loose defense and add average goaltending and the team never had a chance, especially against a good team like the San Jose Sharks.
Several things were obvious:
1. Jamie Kompon should quit and do so soon. His incompetent, one-dimensional and passive powerplay structure has taken a team with mobile forwards and defenseman, excellent one time shooters like Stoll, Frolov, Doughty and Jack Johnson, as well as capable front of the net presence players like Smyth, Brown, Handzus and Simmonds and planted their feet on the ice. Mobile, creative, proactive and aggressive – everything the Kings’ powerplay is not. Everything that defines Jamie Kompon as a baboon masquerading as a powerplay coach.
2. Quick needs to be at least good if we are going to win. Tonight, he wasn’t. It happens.
Look at the two PP goals SJ has scored tonight...honestly, do we see the Kings make plays like that on the PP?
All we do is fire shots from the blueline. Most uncreative, boring PP in the league.
Quoted for the truth, plus every team knows Stoll is the shooter on the Kings PP.
Just like Herby said Kings PP lacks some serious creativity.
1 player screens.
2 down low.
2 up top.
Shot comes from the blueline, through the screen.
2 things might happen:
A) Shot goes through cause of screen, goal.
B) Shot does not get through players look for juicy rebound. 2 players down low look for dirty goal while crashing crease.
Look what happens when they move the puck, remember the PP goal that DD scored with Kopi on the fake pass...ugh.
My 200 tickets are for sale guys. It's gonna pour and I don't want to drive all the way from Upland in traffic since when it rains in So Cal people don't remember how to drive.
Agreed about the Brown comments he was awesome tonight. Wish i could have said the same for Quick. He was not. Should have been pulled after the 3rd goal and time out should have been called. Bad coaching by Murray tonight.