I dont post here often but do check in and see whats cookin. Anyways...really concerning start to the season. I dont even care about the losses but I feel the team just looks really bad. Not much reason to watch. And I say that as someone that has not missed a game in more than a decade. For years Id read some posters on here (i think kings17 is one) that talked about trading everyone and thought how dumb that would be. After the last 2 years and how things look right now Id have to agree with blowing this team up. Signing Drew Doughty was a mistake. I know everyone thinks he dominates and I used to think he was the best but hes on some sideshow trip and not focused on making good plays. To be honest I havent liked his game since Voynov left and he started getting big minutes. He now picks his spots here and there whereas he used to be a force every shift. You do not need a player eating those kind of minutes to win games especially when you look at what the caps and pens d looked like. Is Carter playing injured? His lack of intensity is sad. Thompson and Clifford are liabilities on the ice. Clifford doesnt even hit anymore. Im glad the Kings think you can play in the NHL even if you cant give a pass or take a pass cause now any sorry *** can make the big show. Etem looked much better than these guys in preseason. Lewis should be the 12th best forward on the team. Pearson looks more like a 3rd or 4th liner. Toffoli has been off since he took a heavy hit to the head what seems like a while ago now. First line with Kopitar, Kovalchuck, and Iaffalo looks good and I appreciate their effort. Young guys look ok but I havent seen enough of them to be critical of their play... Though he hasnt been putting up the points, I think Kempe should be the only player not available for trade should other teams call. Hes fun to watch and gives good effort. His play on the defensive side of things looks better this year and I hope he can come up with a little more offensive touch. Forbort is not great but not too bad. His first pass out of the zone is a problem some nights but not all nights and maybe as he gets older hell be more reliable. Scuderi used to absorb contact while hed dish out a first pass and I think Forbort can make that play. Muzzin ive never liked. Sutter gave him a unusually long leash in his early years and he was awful but still got playing time. I wish theyd give Ladue that same leash as he actually shows signs of a good player. I know a lot of you on here arent fond of Ladue but I think he has some scoring touch and has good vision. He is not afraid to make a play. Like last year he scored in the playoffs and then sat the next game. Last game vs ottawa Thompson was responsible for a goal against and got promoted to play 3rd line. It doesnt make sense to me. Ladue needs to put on some mass and hell be better in the dzone. A third pair of Phaneuf and Martinez is cool with me. If either are worth a scoring winger youd have to listen to the offer. Fantenberg is an ok 7th dman. Without Quick the Kings are gonna have troubles, so hopefully he comes back along with Brown and things look better. I like both Quick and Brown. Even when they play bad you do not question their desire to win a game. Im not sure I can say that about this whole team and I may have to stop watching for a bit. Because if they dont care then I dont either. I dont think im a coach or gm or want to come off as a cool guy for roasting these guys i dont even know. Its just frustrating to have invested time and money into this thing thats clearly headed in the wrong direction. I dont have the answers on how to make the team better but maybe Blake should strongly consider moving carter and doughty if the offer made the team better next year and after.