I would also like to add that Lewis is officially the new Zus on defense. The dude is our PK at forward and in terms of stepping up in Kopi's absence Lewis did that more than anybodyon the team. He effectively made Kopi missing from the PP a non factor in the series.
Of all the things i loved about this season, watching a prospect bloom in the so-called later stages of development (otherwise known as the Detroit stage) after so many had written him off as a waste f a first round pick, was truly at the top of the list.
It's like watching a son grow up, ahh so comforting. Love you Trevor, great season bro
"We all want a win here, there’s no doubt. I don’t think in anyone’s minds that we love playing here, we love playing for the Kings, we love playing hockey and playoff hockey is so much fun. No one in here wanted to lose today obviously, and we fully believe we could have won it that’s why we’re so disappointed."
He is a 5 / 6 dman. Don't expect him to be something he is not. He wears an "A" because he is a great team guy.
He makes a little too much for what he does and he tends to make boneheaded plays and lose his head too often during the playoffs for it to be worth playing him. You can't make the kind of mistakes he does when everything is on the line and he's one of the older players on the team.
Also Sharks fans are a classy bunch. Thanks guys. Let's beat the Ducks into submission next season eh.
Hahaha neveeeerrr!! He was so clutch with that game tying goal, just needs to work on his puck handling skills because his skating ability is really nice to watch. Once he can catch his hands up to his skating, he'll be one hell of a player
Good series you guys. Don't worry, your time will come. I have to admit, in all the years I've watched hockey, this is the first time I could not muster any anger up at a single one of the players on a Sharks' playoff opponent during their series. Like honestly, not even one. Even though Doughty was walking a fine line with his cross-checks, I still could not get myself angry towards him.
Oh, and up until this series, I always thought Kyle Clifford was some kind of goon. He certainly looked the part. Turns out he is actually a decent player.
All you Murray haters need to relax. What he did is not out of the ordinary.
Also, Setoguchi tweeting about it is classless. He's young, sure, whatever...go tweet about what sandwich you just ate. Mayers should know better (he's been in the playoffs before). They probably bashed on Murray in the dressing room.
I have been thru this many times with the kings , a great playoff series only to lose and then some stupid decisions during the off season due to money, bad management or just the hockey gods not liking west coast hockey whatever but THIS time it will be different, DL WILL get us the secondary scoring needed, a couple of the kids WILL make current roster players expendable for trade bait, Penner WILL come to camp in shape and learn the system and someone in the junior rank WILL make the team in camp and score 20 goals next year, I nominate Vey, so again it is a great time to be a KINGS fan.......
PS fire Kompon in the mean time that 5 min major was embarrassing only 3 shots on net, damn it
Stevens is responsible for everything that each of our defencemen do on the ice and is also one of the three voices who are the architects of our "system". Its getting early so I will ask you to take a look at how our D activated this year vs last year and how effective they were in comparison.
Stevens is the person responsible for the changes that our D as an entire part of our system that was set to improve our 5 on 5 scoring. Is he a good coach? Sure, he can coach. Did he make us a better team overall than Hardy did? that is where I think he should be replaced.
I have a ton more but would start with that. I am dead tired but look forward to talking about this with you or anyone interested.