Discussion in 'Los Angeles Kings' started by kingsboy11, Mar 19, 2021.
a team that needs a new, fresh, cheap body on the roster?
Carter has looked really good last couple of games IMO. Hill absolutely robbed him a couple of times and he seems like one of few guys who gave a shit
Both Frk and Vilardi should be sent down to get some reps
honestly would rather see both in than wagner. I am done with Wagner at this point. Really routed for hte guy but he needs to be moved.
Need Roy back...and feel sorry for Lemieux...Lizotte and Wagner won't get him the puck. Lizotte holds it too long and does nothing with it and and Wagner rarely passes and takes low % shots.
Lias should be playing with Lemieux. MacD on second paring? Here comes 4th loss in a row.
LA Kings projected lineup vs. Arizona Coyotes
Iafallo – Kopitar – Brown
Athanasiou – Kempe – Carter
Moore – JAD – Grundstrom
Lemieux – Lizotte – Wagner
Anderson – Doughty
MacDermid – Walker
Clague – Strand
He had a few decent games, then disappeared. Basically the best way to get over hyped on HF is to not play...Now I can extrapolate his small sample size across a whole year!!
Durzi over MacD for me.
Anderson - Doughty
Clague - Walker
Durzi - Strand
i'm good with that. gabe looks like he's needed a game or two off for a reset for a while now. nothing against him, this is a whole new kind of load..
I think the winning streak tainted our expectations regarding where this team currently stands. However, when you stop and objectively look at this lineup, you clearly realize we should not even be a bubble playoff team this year. That looks absolutely awful.
Seeing these line combinations is the only remaining hope I have for this season.
Iafallo Kopitar Vilardi
Kaliyev Kempe Brown
Grundstrom JAD Andersson
Lemieux Byfield Turcotte
I think AA22 and Moore move by the TDL.
Jesus Frking Christ
I mean I doubt he’ll be claimed but why waivers and not conditioning stint? Asset/contract management? He’s done in the NHL for the year? Seems a little heavy handed .
Durzi couldn’t even get his positioning in front of his own net right when the puck was in the corner, in the last Reign game I watched. He’s a long way from being the answer and right now I think I’d take Brickley over him but in all truth there are few options with all the injuries. I’d play MacD IF he’s going to show some snarl, otherwise I really don’t get the point of him and he’s another one that’s been pretty meek the last few games. Maybe with Lemieux in the lineup they can tag team and feed off each other a little... dunno.
What has Durzi done at the AHL level to suggest he should get an NHL game?
I’m not advocating, but with the Kings hurting for offense, adding firepower from the back wouldn’t be the worst idea?
I guess they don’t like what they are seeing from him for whatever reason. Maybe they plan on sending Vilardi down also for the rest of the season, which I’d certainly consider. It’d give the Reign a bit more strength in depth and give the flexibility to send guys back and forth for a few games. As I’ve said, Vilardi looks mentally tired so time in the AHL may be of benefit to give him big minutes and further improve his conditioning.
There are a lot of moving parts right now and I have to think they have a plan, we aren’t yet quite seeing.
TMac get your head out of your ass and put Lias back in.
was looking for offense. Our d coverage is shit with MacD as is.
Really is a ball-scratcher...
Haven't heard this option raised before, but if Vilardi is still waiver exempt, I think this is a good idea. Reign need help, and this team needs to send a message that your spot is not secure on this team. I would love to see Carter benched as well to make this message clear. The season is over, might has well set the foundation for next season. I would also like to see Byfield, Turcotte, Kaliyev get their 7 games (and others).
MacDermid has more goals than every other Kings D that isn't named Doughty. Durzi makes MacD look like Matt Greene in the D-zone.
Im just completely perplexed by this notion. Who has Kopitar molded yet? Why is this there such an unholy boner from you to keep him? Do you think Byfield is that bad that he doesn't have the decent hockey skill or IQ to figure that himself or take advice from the coaching staff rather than Kopitar? It's like that guy said, you can bring in players like Foligno. Other vets that aren't gonna cost an arm and a leg to guide the younger players. You dont need to let Kopitar waste away for god damn training wheels purposes. There is obviously no middle ground in this discussion so lets call it done.
Kings aren't going anywhere with Kopitar as their number one center... Why is there such a desire to let him waste away? "WE NEED A NUMBER ONE CENTER OMGGGGGGGG" Yeah. We are 26th. We need the youth to come in and the Kings need to get better assets to accelerate the transition to younger players. I'd agree with you if the Kings were 1 or 2 players from being a good team. They're not. Putting training wheels on a broken bike. Amazing.
Cause he's probably injured a lot and takes up a roster spot.
I'll just say this: I was cringing the entire time Durzi was on the ice in OT last night because I expected an odd-man rush the other way and boy did he ever deliver.
Maybe there is the whole "more structure" at the NHL level v. the AHL but he looks like dog shit in the AHL. You just keep rolling MacD out there with the current injury situation and hope for the best.
Maybe the Muzzin deal isn't so good now - Durzi sucks, Grunny is inconsistent and the 1st is TB, but he is no Muzzin.
Kopitar is a lot like Kershaw is with the Dodgers. They are good players and lead by example with regards to being hard workers, clean, etc. They are not molders of talent though. They are also not outspoken or leaders in the room that will stand up and get angry. It just isn't their style. The Dodgers went out and got Mookie Betts to do that heavy lifting. Doughty seems to be the one who does it for the Kings because Brown isn't that type of leader either.
The Kings need more guys who will step up and hold players accountable in the room. The problem is that a guy usually has to be a good player in order to command the respect needed to call other guys out. You can't have some plumber on the 4th line in that role. We don't have that Justin Williams, Mike Richards type of player on this team from the Forwards group.
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