February 4th, 2014, 09:49 AM #1
what happened to defending a 2 on 1 by taking away the pass...?
what happened to not defelcting a puck past your own goaltender...?
This team would be well served at this point to just let everyone do their own jobs and if there are failures, then the players failing should be exposed...this team trying to cover for each other's mistakes is making everything much much worse...when they start focussing on doing their own jobs and only their own jobs, they will start winning again.
The D lately just seems to be trying to defend and stop pucks from going in the net, I am not sure how much JQ appreciates people trying to block shots he would most likely stop anyway, I am talking to the plays over the last few games made by Muzzin (vs. Philly), Greene (tip), and DD (2 on 1 vs. Chi)...
February 4th, 2014, 11:53 AM #2
My thoughts are: confusion.
February 4th, 2014, 11:58 AM #3
The Greene tip was not intentional, it was deflected into his stick. But I do agree that the D needs to stop trying to block shots with their sticks.
February 4th, 2014, 12:13 PM #4
February 4th, 2014, 04:47 PM #5
February 4th, 2014, 05:16 PM #6
Muzzin was the one who screwed up the play in the first place against the Flyers, so he felt that extra urge to work hard and make sure nothing bad happens. More experienced players can use that as a boost to make a remarkable play. I remember a few times Doughty was able to neutralize a dangerous looking play after making a mistake. Muzzin's biggest problem is that he's a spaz. When a spaz works extra hard to try to fix something he only ends up effing things up worse. It's only human nature, but if someone can drill it into his excitable puppy brain to stay calm and not panic, the team would be so much better off.
Greene's tip-in was an accident and bad luck. Mitchell letting both the puck and Sharp get past him to create a 2-on-1 was not an accident or bad luck. That made me the saddest because we were looking to Mitchell to be the reliable veteran paired with Doughty, the one that doesn't mess up like Muzzin. I hope that wasn't the Doughty play you were referring to in your original post because Doughty was damned either way as soon as Mitchell messed up his pinch.
February 4th, 2014, 05:26 PM #7
February 6th, 2014, 09:33 AM #8
Kane's 2nd goal...it was a 2 on 1 and DD tried to force the pass, regardless of who you are, just defend the pass and let the goalie take the guy with the puck...limit oprions the goalie needs to worry about.
Originally Posted by YodaButter
It just seems the Kings are making their problems worse by trying to do too much...
"Try easier" is a phrase I think the Kings could really take to heart. They are all trying to cover for either their or their teammates mistake by doing something immediate to fix the problem, in some ways prevent another problem will fix the first. I think Jim Fox may have even mentioned it a few games ago, its not the first mistake that kills you it is the 2nd...and that is what I am talking about.
Muzzin vs. Flyers: the original float pass was a mistake, the 2nd mistake of not defend the pass to the open man was the killer...
Doughty vs. Chi: Mitchell allowing Sharp past hime was the a mistake, the 2nd mistake of Doughty not defending the pass to the open man was the killer...
February 6th, 2014, 09:42 AM #9
let me ask you, do you say this because you think I do not know what I am talking about?
Originally Posted by mark1178
or because you think that your dismissive response some how makes you smart or clever?
Not trying to nitpick, but seriously...I am offering something that is fundamental to hockey that the Kings are not doing and your response is "couch coaches unite!" Honestly just not sure what the sarcastic response is for, between these and grammar corrections on the board...
If you disagree with me, thats cool, just offer an actual response to what I have said instead, seems more interesting that way...but I guess if you never give an opinion you can never be wrong right, good position to be in, huh?
Last edited by Kingscup4426; February 6th, 2014 at 10:15 AM.
February 6th, 2014, 01:46 PM #10
Ok. You got me. Have fun coaching in the NHL. Let me know how that goes.
Originally Posted by Kingscup4426